Whether traveling to take care of some business, traveling to see family, or just traveling for pleasure, seniors often need to take to the friendly skies. However, commercial travel can be tough for those who are older as the demands of the long lines, delayed flights, and airport chaos just do not seem to cease.
Traveling on a private jet charter can prove to be the best option for the most enjoyable experience for seniors. Let’s take a look at a few of the benefits that set it apart.
There is a greater level of comfort found on private jets that cannot be found on commercial aircraft. Rather than having a long narrow pathway surrounded by rows of seats on either side, they are designed differently. While there will still be a walkway through the middle of the aircraft, the seating options will vary and everything comes with a lot more noticeable space.
The seats are built up with extra foam to provide extra comfort. They are typically placed in a club-seating position, but they may all be forward-facing, as well. Don’t be surprised if you see a couch, too. Each jet is designed differently.
Many of the seats also recline into a bed, making getting some sleep while traveling a lot more comfortable.
For senior travel, getting around isn’t as easy as it once was. Being stuck on a commercial aircraft in a compacted seated position for any length of time can make getting up and moving a bit more difficult when the time comes.
Private travel comes with high levels of comfort — something you won’t find when traveling any other way. This can make travel much more convenient for senior citizens.
There is no denying that many seniors have accessibility needs that must be met. And while commercial airliners may try to meet that demand as best as they can, they are focused on getting hundreds of people from one destination to the next so going above and beyond for one passenger doesn’t always happen.
When flying on a private jet, seniors are able to be accommodated in many different ways. Special needs can be met, food restrictions can be tended to, seating/sleeping preferences can be addressed, and various other types of mobility assistance can be provided. All of these personalizations and extra support are enough to transform a travel experience.
This, of course, is all in addition to not having to stand in long lines at the airport to check in or to go through security checkpoints. It only takes a matter of minutes rather than hours.
Another benefit of flying on a private jet as a senior is the privacy that comes along with it. You won’t have to worry about having private surroundings or feeling exposed. Rather than being cooped up with a bunch of strangers, the only people sharing the cabin are those who are traveling with the senior – if anyone at all.
It is much easier for seniors to maneuver certain places, go to the lavatory, and rest peacefully when the space around them is quiet and private. There is a lack of noise and disruption, as well as the peering eyes of fellow passengers (strangers) that can take away from the enjoyment of the experience.
For those seniors who have trouble hearing, talking loudly and trying to hear when having conversations on a plane can be hard to do. Not only does the noise from the aircraft itself and clogged ears make it difficult to hear, but trying to converse in a way that doesn’t disturb everyone around you on a commercial flight is nearly impossible to do.
On a private jet, the privacy seniors receive has afforded them the opportunity to speak as loudly as necessary so that they can enjoy great conversation and pass the time on the way to their destination.
Overall Ease of Travel
It can be tough to rush for a flight — especially when working with connections. Running through airports, and lugging your carry-on while weaving in and out of human traffic can not only leave you hot and sweaty, but exhausted, too. There is no time to grab a drink or a bite to eat, let alone use the restroom.
With a senior, this process is incredibly difficult. While it is possible in most busy airports to get a shuttle from one gate to the next or have one of the attendants push a wheelchair from point A to point B, it isn’t always ideal. After all, the flight will often wait a couple of extra minutes for them to arrive, but this great solution isn’t always ideal. For one, they have no time to stand and stretch or move around if needed. They may move slowly, but getting some movement is vital for those who can. What’s more – they cannot often use the restroom on the aircraft and they are left with no time to do so in between.
Now, on private travel? When traveling as a senior, flying on a private jet is just easy and is the only type of travel that makes sense. They have greater control over how they travel and when. And if they are moving a little slow on travel day, they won’t have to worry about being left behind.
The Early Air Way Welcomes Senior Travel
Growing older shouldn’t mean losing the opportunity to travel comfortably. The Early Air Way takes steps to ensure that all passengers have what they need for a great flight – and that includes making any necessary accommodations for senior travelers.
With a large fleet of charter aircraft flying to destinations all around the world, we have just what you are looking for to make your travel more enjoyable.