No matter what happens in the world, the need for traveling is not going to stop. People of all walks of life will need to be present at business meetings, get home to see family, head off to college, or just get away for a long weekend. While most people turn to commercial airliners for their air travel needs, there is a shift happening that has become the talk of the industry. Chartering a jet is no longer just something for the elite in our society. More and more people are finding that chartering a private jet is the ideal way to get to their destination.
Whether you have been on a private jet or not, we all know that it gives you a more luxurious experience than commercial air travel. But, really – what are the other perks of chartering a jet? We’ve listed 6 of many below.
Perk #1: Gain Benefits Without Owning
Before we get into all the great perks, we need to acknowledge one of the biggest. Before chartering was an option, you had to own your own private jet. And, let’s be real – there are not too many people who are able to do this. After all, there is a lot that goes into owning a private jet, even after that hefty initial purchase.
But with the option to charter, private jets become accessible to everyone. You pay to charter the flight, not for the jet itself, the maintenance, the crew, the hangar, and so forth – and that, in itself, is a perk.
Perk #2: Convenience
Do you loathe commercial air travel? Sure, it gets you where you need to be using one of the fastest modes of travel – but it is far from being convenient. You have to arrive hours before your scheduled flight. You can only travel when the airline dictates. You have to pay for nearly every piece of luggage you want to take. You have to stand in long lines for check-in, security, and boarding the flight. You spend hours on board surrounded by hundreds of strangers. Should we keep going? Like we said, commercial air travel isn’t convenient. But, do you know what is? Chartering a jet.
When you choose to fly private, you choose when you want to fly. You show up at that time and walk onto the jet. There are no long lines or required early arrivals. You can bring your luggage, and it goes on the aircraft with you – it’s included in the charter. And you are the passenger.
Perk #3: Privacy
As we just said – you are the passenger. Unless you invite someone else to join you, you don’t have to worry about hundreds of strangers being on board with you. That means whatever you want to do while in flight you can do without worry. Whether that is to:
- Take a nap and get ready for your big adventure (or catch up on sleep while on your way home from a busy vacation)
- Handle confidential business or focus on a project
- Have private discussions with whoever you bring on board with you
- Watch a movie or tv show
Really, whatever you intend to do while on your chartered flight, you can expect to do it without worrying about the eyes of others.
Perk #4: Get Closer to Your Destination
There are many airports available other than just the major airports that commercial flights use. That’s because these private or executive airports are not designed to handle large airliners due to runway size, etc. For those traveling on chartered jets, this becomes a great perk. You have the choice of all the airports and, in addition to being able to avoid the hectic traffic at busy major airports, you also can choose an airport closer to your destination. Talk about convenience!
Perk #5: Bring Your Pet Along
Pets are family. Many would love to bring their pet along on their travels, but when flying commercial that either means squeezing Fido under the seat in front of you or sending him straight to cargo. While neither is ideal, the latter can be very frightening and traumatizing to pets – and owners. And let’s not even talk about the potential of not making your connecting flight.
It is becoming increasingly common for people who wish to travel with their fur babies to choose a private jet. Both dogs and cats are welcome onboard your flight. You can even let your dog enjoy the comforts you do while in flight – though, most charters require cats to be crated while on board. Either way, your pet can be right there with you at all times. That’s such an anxiety-reducing perk for animal lovers.
Perk #6: Increased Safety
Safety comes in different forms in the era of a global pandemic. Everything you come in contact with, from door handles, railings, security checkpoint baskets, check-in kiosks, and other surfaces puts you at risk – and that is in addition to the fact that you are surrounded by a ton of people in a busy, major airport. This is perhaps one of the most common reasons why many have chosen to not engage in commercial air travel over the last two years.
When it comes to chartered jets, you will encounter increased safety measures always with a thorough cleaning that reduces your chance of coming in contact with an infected surface. Further, because you are not traveling amongst other passengers, your risk of coming in contact with an infected person plummets. That’s really important and comforting to those who need to travel but may be considered at greater risk.
Chartering a Jet
The list of perks that come with flying on a chartered jet could keep going and going. Those who have experienced charters will be the first to tell you that the perks are real – and plentiful. They can transform the entire experience. From the comfortable and cozy luxurious accommodations to the close proximity to your destination, high level of privacy, schedule flexibility, and increased health safety – don’t book another flight unless it is a chartered private jet.