I'm curious about commercial airplane efficiency vs private jet efficiency.
I was trying to compare something like a modern 737 flying a full commercial flight from NYC to LA vs an Embraer Phenom 300 at full capacity (8 people) flying the same route.
I know there are many variations of the 737, so can we just use the most common commercially flown 737?
If fuel costs were the same (I understand that big airlines get discounts) is there a simple way to compare the flights simply in terms of cost of the flight, or how much fuel each plane would need for the flight? I didn't want to get into profit, crew, etc. Simply the cost of flying both planes from NYC to LA.
Thanks for any help.