Travel Tips

Should You Use a Jet When Flying in the Winter?

Winter air travel can be hectic and frustrating with long lines, thousands of people, and delays. These annoyances can make your holiday season full of stress rather than celebration. So, instead of worrying about it, should you just use a jet when flying in the winter?

A high number of travelers mixed with winter weather delays and canceled flights can leave you miserable and blue. In fact, winter travel just often seems like a necessary evil – it is the quickest way to reach your destination as long as you are willing to put up with the many inconveniences.

Good news – there are alternatives and you do have options.

Flying in the Winter Doesn’t Have to Be a Nightmare

Meeting your winter travel needs with a private jet is the desirable thing to do, right? After all, who wouldn’t want to fly via a private – especially with all these benefits you can reap while traveling this winter.

If you’re flying in the winter holiday months, here are the top 5 reasons to consider chartering a jet.

1. You Avoid the Mess

What happens to all the travelers when flight after flight after flight gets delayed or canceled? Well, they are scattered in every inch of the airport because if the flights aren’t leaving, aggravated travelers have nowhere to go. So, when all the seats in the terminal are full, you will find travelers settling in on the floor along the walls – or anywhere possible. The wait could be long so it is important for travelers to claim their space.

But, even if flights aren’t canceled, the number of people flying in the winter for holidays or winter breaks from school can be overwhelming in the airports, everywhere from:

  • Parking
  • Check-in and security
  • Terminals

You have to make sure that you allow for these hold-ups when traveling commercial.

If you want to enjoy your travels and head to and from your destination in a carefree manner, then avoid the mess by choosing to fly via private jet. You no longer need to stand in long security lines or find yourself stranded on the ground.

Fly private = avoid the mess.

2. You Have Comfortable Accommodations

When you are heading to your destination this winter, would you prefer to sit knee to knee with a stranger – or have your own private cabin? Private jets provide you with privacy and comfort. You can sleep, read a book, do some work, watch a movie, etc. You are free to move about and enjoy yourself.

Besides, the customer service you will receive will be out of this world, too. And, that sort of just makes it all worthwhile, right?

3. Refuge from Winter Weather Grounding

Have you ever been stranded due to winter weather? It could be due to the weather where you currently are – or it could be the result of the weather at your destination. Either way, weather plays a big role in whether or not your commercial flight will be grounded. And, if it is, you will be one of those individuals holding down your personal space as we discussed above.

Private jets are required to follow the same FAA weather guidelines as commercial aircraft. So, if everyone is grounded, then so will private jets. But, there are a few differences that make private jets come out on top during winter weather situations:

  • Those flying in the winter on a private jet will be able to take advantage of all the FBO has to offer which is usually nothing less than stellar accommodations. No overcrowded mess. Instead, you will be treated well and your comfort will be of great concern.
  • Private jets are very flexible. If you need to make flight changes due to weather, it can be done easily without a lot of red tape. Commercial airlines have set routes. But, that doesn’t apply to private jets. So, if your destination airport is not open due to weather, but a nearby private airport is open, then your pilot can make a simple adjustment.
  • When snow falls, planes have to wait for the runway to be cleared. Private jets usually require less space to take off and land – and have their own crew that can clear a space much faster than those in commercial air traffic spaces. This means you will be in the air faster.

4. Improved Safety in the Sky

Have you ever been advised that your plane was delayed due to de-icing? During departure, moisture tends to form on the outside of the plane. If the temperatures dip low enough, this moisture can turn to ice.

  • You will find that this addition can increase the weight of the plane, resulting in more of a drag.
  • The ice also impacts its main function – and may even result in a crash.

De-icing is very important. For protection, they spray the planes with a warm glycol solution to remove the ice and propylene glycol to keep ice from forming. Unfortunately, it does not always work. In high altitudes, it is common for ice and snow to find their way onto the wings and tail. There are a couple of things that help remove the ice when it happens, but they are usually only occur on older planes. Scary, isn’t it?

Private jets bring an additional level of safety while in the sky that you don’t get on commercial airliners.  See, they can take steps to direct the hot air from the engine toward the tail and each wing. This causes them to heat and prevent ice or snow settling, to begin with.

5. You Reach Your Destination Faster

While everyone finds a seat on the floor in the airport terminal, you can be well on your way to your destination. There is no need to wait for the chore of de-icing a huge commercial airliner, the boarding of hundreds of passengers, or rigid flight patterns.

Flying a private jet means you can get from a snow-covered runway to the air faster – and reach your destination in record time.

Final Thoughts

There are so many benefits to flying in the winter on a private jet – these are only 5 of them. During the winter months as you wish to experience travel, consider booking a charter flight and save yourself from all the frustrations that come with commercial winter travel.

No long lines. No rigid flight plans. No uncomfortable accommodations.

Just a simple and enjoyable flight from one destination to another during the coldest time of the year – without worry.

Travel Tips

Thanksgiving Travel Tips to Avoid Headaches

With so many people traveling during the Thanksgiving holiday, it’s essential to be prepared. Avoid headaches with these Thanksgiving travel tips.

Traveling over the Thanksgiving holiday is one of the busiest travel times of the year. And the travel craze is nationwide. It is time to come together with loved ones and kick off the holiday season.

If you want to get those warm and fuzzy holiday feelings that Thanksgiving brings, you may want to avoid the airport.


The Simplest Thanksgiving Travel Tips

The chaos that is found in airport terminals during the Thanksgiving holiday is enough to turn the sweetest person into The Grinch.

Luckily, there is a much easier way to approach Thanksgiving travel.

Are you ready for it?

Travel privately.

Here’s how easy it is to avoid the headaches of commercial travel and make the most of your time off during the Thanksgiving holiday with a private jet.


Benefit #1: Avoid the Over-Crowded Airports.

If you have ever experienced an airport during a peak travel time, then you know that the headaches can begin before you even make it out of the parking lot.

From traffic and road congestion to long lines to check in and get through security, the entire experience can be exhausting and frustrating.

During Thanksgiving, the weather can play a huge role in the timeliness of flights.

When certain weather conditions hit, air traffic halts. One flight cancellation can lead to great overcrowdings and overbookings on future flights. In the interim, airport terminals are littered with stranded passengers.

Is this how you want to spend your Thanksgiving holiday?

Chartering a private jet means that you would access the aircraft using the private airport – avoiding the commercial airport altogether.

In addition, your flight times and options are so much greater than you can assume you will be in the air – unless an extreme situation occurs.

Plus, you get the benefit of no rough traffic, no long security lines, no huge lines to check in, and no uncomfortable, crowded waiting area. And, overbooking your private jet is not even a care or concern.


Benefit #2: Get Closer to Your Destination with More Airport Options.

As discussed above, choosing to charter a private jet means you get to avoid the overcrowded airports. But, did you know that it also means you can get closer to your destination?

If you are traveling home to your family, not every family resides in or close to a major city.

There are hundreds of private, executive airports that private jets can access, but commercial airliners cannot.

That means that you will have the opportunity to utilize smaller airports that are closer to your destination.


Benefit #3: Travel Together With Family for More Quality Time.

Traveling with others on a commercial flight gives you time to chat, but that is about it. And, of course, everyone in the surrounding area can enjoy your conversation, too.

Choosing to travel on a private jet means you can enjoy more quality time.

Spending time with your loved ones this Thanksgiving would be more enjoyable if you fly together in a private jet, don’t you think? You could relax and let your guard down.

Play games, watch movies, talk, sing, dance – whatever you want to do to pass the travel time.

And, it’s private!

No need to worry about nearby passengers eyeing you with their open ears.

Besides, what else could be the perfect way to spend quality time together?



Benefit #4: Enjoy More Flexibility When Flying.

Face it – the holidays can be unpredictable. Whether it is the weather, traffic, last minute hold-ups at work, or the need to stay with your family a little longer – you want the opportunity to have flexibility.

Now, imagine calling a major airline and advising them of any of these scenarios and asking if they can be flexible – within reason – with your schedule.

You will likely hear the dial tone.

With a private jet charter, you will likely find a different response.

Private jets are much easier to work around kinks in a schedule or last-minute delays. You can remain calm, knowing that your flight will be there for you.

Just one more way to enjoy the holidays a little bit more.


Benefit #5: Don’t Leave Your Furry Friends Home Alone.

Who wants their furry friends and pets to be home alone or left in a cold kennel over the holidays?

What if you could take them with you and they could sit right next to you on a private jet? Sure, you could take smaller animals with you on many commercial airlines, but there are regulations and they have to be kept caged and calm.

Lose the worry and headache over your furry friends by chartering a private jet and bringing them with you.

Plus, because it is a private jet, you won’t have to worry about any and every noise Fido makes because there is no one to disturb.

What a way to make the holidays more magical.


Benefit #6: You Can’t Trust Mother Nature – So Be Prepared.

The weather during this time of year can be incredibly finicky.

In fact, you never know what to expect from Mother Nature from one day to the next – especially when traveling to or from northern, frigid destinations.

During certain weather conditions, it is unsafe for planes to fly. This poses the real risk of having to spend extra time in the airports.

Would you prefer the crowded, uncomfortable space in a large airport or a small, luxury lounge in the private airport?



Thanksgiving is supposed to make you want to give thanks for all the blessings in your life.

However, Thanksgiving travel during this busy time can leave you with such a tremendous headache. Delays and cancellations from the weather, overbookings by commercial airliners, and thousands and thousands of people trying to get to their family – just like you.

Avoid all of this – including the headaches – by following our Thanksgiving travel tips and choosing to charter a private jet.

You can fly in comfort, spending quality time with your loved ones, and know that you have a little bit of flexibility, too. There is just no need to immerse yourself in the airport madness this Thanksgiving.

Fly private!

Travel Tips

Planning A Perfect Holiday

The idea of planning a trip can be daunting. Sure, you got your vacation approved, but now you need to find flights, check out accommodation options, and make sure there are enough things to see and do to please every member of the group. The mere thought of jumping in and dealing with the issues makes you need a vacation even more than you already did. Never fear, there are a few easy tips to make planning your next trip a piece of cake.

Decide What to Spend

Budget should be your first consideration. While everyone might like the idea of jetting off to safari in South Africa, their budget may not agree. Many people do find that they spend more on a special holiday away, but receiving honest answers in regards to budget should be the starting point for the rest of the trip planning. Luckily, there are bargains to be had in most of the world depending upon season, planning ahead, and sales, so a beer budget may never allow for a 5 star tour of London, but with some research you will be amazed at what you can find.

Decide Where to Go

This seems as though it should be the easiest decision, and yet, the possibilities are mind-boggling and, if there are multiple people involved, can become the most complicated. One member of the group wants to sit on a beach and do nothing but drink mai tais. One is an adrenal junkie who wants to be active every day. Maybe someone loves museums, and someone else can’t be bothered. The answer lies in compromise. One good trick is to have everyone write down their top five vacation destinations. Compare the answers and the destination with the most votes wins. If you travel with the same people often, it might be easiest to have one person choose the destination one year, another the next year, and another next, and so on. Then everyone will get their first choice at some point.

Decide How to Get There

Once you’ve decided on where to go, the first line of business is to determine flight options and prices. There are a variety of search engines that enable you to compare airlines, schedules and fares all in one entry. It is a great idea to also check each airlines website directly, as sometimes they offer even deeper discounts. If budget is a consideration, depending upon your destination, there are many low cost carrier options, or perhaps the group wishes to jet set on a private charter for a real treat!

Decide Where to Stay

This is a biggie! More important to the overall trip satisfaction than airline selection, is where to stay. Some questions must, once again, be asked. Are you looking for an all-inclusive? Do you prefer a quaint bed and breakfast? Are you looking for a peaceful atmosphere, or is a boutique hotel right in the center of the action the preference? Some people prefer small, intimate accommodations, whereas others are looking for sleep and upscale with all of the amenities on site. Of course, compromise is key, but asking the right questions of all involved up front will aid in a happy outcome.

Decide What to Do

It is a good idea to create an itinerary… and then remove some of the activities on it. This is important even when traveling with just two or three people, but absolutely essential when traveling with a family or group of friends. It is very helpful to, for instance, plan on always eating breakfast together, and have pre-arranged, or at least decided upon, a group activity every other day or so. But the true key to happy travel with others is to plan breaks from the itinerary, and breaks from each other. Include time in each day where everyone can do exactly what they want to do without worrying about what the rest of the group is up to. Not only does that give the separation necessary for individual happiness, but it makes for great conversation around the dinner table as everyone shares their day. In tip one, when you decided where to go, the location chosen should have been one where everyone has at least one or two things on their list of preferred activities. Then all members of the group are getting the vacation of their dreams. One of the best ways to see what a location has to offer is to do some searching on the city or countries tourism website. These sites list all there is to do and see. In addition, a site such as Trip Advisor is perfect for the opinions of other travelers who have recently vacationed in the same spot.

Discuss Expectations and Set Boundaries

Finally, each member of the family, or group, should be open about their expectations for the holiday. Some people go on holiday to release their inhibitions and party like its 1999. Some look at a vacation as a time to decompress, sleep in, and read a book a day in a hammock by the sea. Some of your group might be interested in fully immersing themselves in the local culture, whereas another might dream of an all-inclusive resort that they never need to leave. Ideally, you will be vacationing with people who you are already somewhat familiar with, and these ideals will not collide. The important thing is to keep communication open. Splurging on a celebratory dinner out is all part of the fun of vacation, however, it is important to keep everyone’s budget in mind so that resentment doesn’t build from one too many expensive nights out on the town.

In the end, keeping the lines of communication open, and compromise, are what will make or break your time away. Even couples with disparate interests can find themselves clashing over the details, a situation multiplied with more people. By letting everyone have their day to make a choice for dinner restaurant, or activity for the group, all involved will go home rested, refreshed, and ready to do it all over again.

Travel Tips

Holiday Traveling: How to Survive

The holidays are the most hectic time of year to travel. Long lines, delayed flights, lost luggage, there are a lot of things to get stressed out about.

One way to make your holiday travels stress free is hiring a private jet charter. By doing so, you will skip the lines and fly straight to your destination with your luggage.

If you do decide to fly commercially, packing light can save you a ton of hassle. An article on explains how much time you can save by not having to check a bag. In addition, by packing all your belongings into a carry on size bag, you won’t have to worry about your luggage getting lost or stolen.

Click here to read the full article at, and to get more holiday traveling tips.

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