Getting a discounted private jet ride requires only an iPhone app nowadays. But talking your way into a free private jet ride takes a helluva plan and a high level of persuasion.
And unfortunately for one Dutch teenager with all the requisite skills, he came to learn the hard way that there's no such thing as a free private jet ride.
In July 2013, a then 17-year-old boy took off for Ibiza in a private jet with two friends, and then off to Antwerp in a helicopter. Being ever-aware of their surroundings, the teens even cleared out the minibar cocktails at 36,000ft. And the mastermind paid nothing for the ride or drinks.
How did he do it?
Why, by posing as the booking agent for a famous DJ.
The young criminal sent false bank statements to the private jet rental company, leading them to believe he was the kind of person who always flies in private jets, as opposed to just a regular kid. While it's true he isn't just a regular kid, that's for different reasons. In fact, the now 18-year-old was just sent to prison for 20 days by an Amsterdam court, though he'll only be serving 10. So unlike most kids, he's now a convicted criminal.
But honestly, 10 days in a Dutch jail is probably worth a lifetime of bragging about pulling a "Catch Me If You Can" caper with your friends.
Chloe Pantazi is an editorial assistant on Thrillist's travel team. She needs to make better friends so she can score a free ride on a private jet. Follow her on Twitter at @ChloePantazi.