There is no denying that private jets provide you with an incredible experience — from the time you book until the time you land at your destination. Travelers seek this luxury when heading out for both business and personal use. After all, it is the only way to take air travel to the highest and best level.
But that’s not all private jets are used for. There are many benefits to renting a private jet for a medical flight. Let’s take a closer look.
What is a Medical Flight?
Often dubbed air ambulances, non-emergency medical air transport, or medical charters — medical flights are used for those individuals who have extenuating circumstances that would make routine commercial air travel a poor option.
Medical flights are convenient and private, providing easy boarding for those who have struggles or require medical care. It is stress-free accessibility for everyone with travel needs and a very welcome alternative to commercial air travel.
Private Jets Can Meet Many Medical Needs
The versatility of these private jets means that there are so many different needs that can be met with a medical flight. While most involve passengers, that is not always the case. Here is a look at how many different medical needs can be met with a private jet.
Medical flights can carry doctors, paramedics, registered nurses, and EMTs to various locations when an emergency happens. This is common during natural disasters and emergency response situations.
What’s more, the flights will pick up ailing patients who need to get to a hospital fast. An experienced medical crew on board will take every measure possible to preserve life until they reach the closest hospital.
Patients traveling from one location to another often do so through air travel. Whether trying to get closer to home or switching hospitals for special procedures, flying on a private jet will get them where they need to go without putting their health at risk along the way.
In certain scenarios, medical supplies need to reach specific areas —- and usually in a time crunch. Air travel is the fastest, most efficient way of doing this. These jets will be chartered to take the medical supplies where they need to go.
Because they fly long-haul without a layover, the recipient can trust they will arrive right on time.
Private Jets Provide Flexibility for Medical Flights
When you rent a medical flight, you have flexibility. You will be able to choose where you want to depart from, where you want to land, and what day and time you would like to travel. And you can always count on a non-stop, straight-through flight.
If the patient gets held up on the way to the airport for departure, a quick call to the charter team and the flight crew will be alerted. They will wait for the passenger to arrive without issue.
When dealing with an injury, sick patient, or disabled individual, having this flexibility and freedom can wash away so much unnecessary stress and worry about the trip.
Private Jets Ensure a Higher Level of Medical Care
Simply put, a medical team can fly with their patient on a private jet and tend to any needs they may have throughout their journey. While they may also fly on a commercial flight, the access to their patient and the amount of care that can be provided in the tight space is very limited.
Consider the interior of the private jet just as you would a hospital room or private care facility. There will be a designated space for everyone and everything the patient needs, conveniently onboard. The result? A higher level of medical care.
Private Jets Provide the Utmost Comfort
Commercial flights are not comfortable for an able-bodied, healthy traveler. Trying to make them work for someone dealing with disabilities or medical concerns can make them even more uncomfortable.
On a private jet, the patient will have comfortable surroundings, a private lavatory, and many types of amenities. They also get to feel at ease with the spacious cabin. Medical flight teams will see to it that the medical team has the most ideal situation to meet the patient’s needs and keep them relaxed throughout the flight.
Chartered Medical Flights are Private
We are pretty sure that you would agree your medical needs and health chart are not the concern of anyone except your medical providers and those you designate. This is, after all, why HIPAA laws were put into place. Yet, commercial flights do not offer any amount of privacy, with prying eyes and nosey ears all around when boarding and throughout the flight.
Renting a medical flight means that a patient’s medical needs will remain private. Aside from the flight crew, there is no one else on board except those who come along with the patient. This just makes the entire experience much more comfortable.
Medical Flights for Special Needs Travelers
There are so many travelers who don’t necessarily need a medical team on their side, but they do need calm, private surroundings. Special needs patients benefit from medical flights as they are often more accessible, especially if a wheelchair is required. And then can reduce the chance of sensory overload, too.
In all, flying on a private jet is a much more comfortable experience for everyone onboard.
Book a Medical Flight with The Early Air Way
At The Early Air Way, based in Van Nuys, we practice inclusivity. We want to offer our large fleet of private jets to those who need them, including those with disabilities and special needs. We even offer medical flights with aircraft that are equipped to handle many types of medical situations so that we can make your trip as wonderful as possible.
Regardless of where you are traveling and why, we are here for you.
Not sure what you need? Our charter team is highly experienced in our services and our fleet. Contact us today to book your private jet or medical flight today.
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