Some travel because they love to, others travel because they have to. Despite which list you fall into, there is more than one way to reach your destination. If you have always opted for commercial air travel, it is time to consider another option – renting a private jet.
Believe it or not, renting a private jet is much more affordable than it used to be – and it comes with a ton of perks, too. Whether you have been toying with the idea or you always thought it was too far out of reach, it’s time to pay attention.
Avoid Long Lines (and Other Inconveniences)
We have all grown accustomed to the long lines and extensive time that it takes to fly commercial. Though, just because we deal with it, doesn’t mean we enjoy it. Who wants to show up two hours before their flight – just to stand in line to get through security and then sit at the gate waiting to board? Not many, if any, will jump for joy over this. And, let’s not even talk about flying internationally when you have to arrive at least 3 hours before your flight and then have long lines to get through customs.
The perk of renting a private jet? You can avoid all of this. There are no long lines and no waiting. The jet is waiting for you – its passenger. So when you arrive, you go. It’s that easy.
The best time to book a commercial flight is on Thursday between 1 pm and 3 pm. Or is it on the first Tuesday between 6 am and 6:15 am? Perhaps it’s only on the 2nd Monday or 3rd Friday. Some people have made booking commercial flights a science. The truth is no matter when you book your flight or how much you save – you still have to go when and where the major airline tells you. Could you imagine calling one of the most popular commercial air travel companies and requesting a nonstop flight from JFK in New York to MIA in Miami at 3 pm tomorrow? It just isn’t going to happen.
When renting a private jet, you have the freedom to schedule your flight when you want it. There are no mandatory flight/destination schedules that must be adhered to. And, there will never be a connecting flight. Talk about convenience!
If you have ever spent that extra money for a seat in coach on a commercial airline in hopes of getting extra legroom, there is a good chance you were still slightly disappointed. A few extra inches of space still doesn’t keep you from having to rub knees and elbows with strangers. Flying first class may give you a little extra comfort, but you will likely find that it is not what it is all cracked up to be.
If you are looking for luxurious accommodations, then you need to rent a private jet. This is the only way to ensure that you get all the space and comfort you are seeking – without having to share with strangers.
Depending on the type of private jet you rent, you may have chairs and maybe even a couch. This seating is much more comfortable and luxurious than anything you will ever get when flying commercial. And that makes the investment worth it.
What do you like to do while traveling? Sleep? Handle some business so you don’t have to deal with it on the ground? Listen to music and relax? Read a good book? Indulge in some delicious food? Doing any of these things while sharing space with a stranger doesn’t sound very appealing at all.
Just as its name suggests, when you rent a private jet, you get privacy. You can engage in conversation privately. You can handle confidential work business. You can read with peace and quiet. You can turn the volume up on your music. Whatever it is that makes you enjoy your flight the most – you don’t have to worry about disturbing others.
Safe and Secure Travels
During a global pandemic, finding safety while traveling is important. When COVID-19 first hit, the commercial travel industry took a huge hit. But guess what happened? People who had never considered private travel started giving it a try. Why? Because it was safer. They were the only passenger – without 150 others. That means germs were kept to a minimum. And, due to the non-commercialism, it is easy to have the confidence that more time and care is taken when sanitizing the private jets after each flight.
In addition to health concerns, the unruly passengers and travel security risks make some uneasy when flying commercial. Renting a private jet means being able to feel more secure at every step along the way.
Bring Your Pet
If your pet is family – and he or she travels with you – then you probably dread the idea of having to keep your pet under the seat in front of you or in cargo. It can be heart-wrenching. Another great perk of renting a private jet is being able to bring your pet with you! That’s right – your pet comes straight into the cabin with you. While it is common for cats to be caged, dogs are usually free to roam.
This perk alone often seals the deal for pet lovers.
Join the Club
Finally, renting a private jet can actually get easier when you join the club. It may be referred to as a jet card or membership depending on who you ask but it provides you with benefits such as nearly instant travel, no paperwork, enhanced services, and more.
Think of it as a red carpet treatment for the private jet world. You don’t get that option when traveling commercially.
If you have been on the fence about whether or not renting a private jet is right for you, hopefully, these perks can give you that extra nudge to give it a try. You may just be surprised by how incredible the entire experience is.