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What to Look for In a Charter Jet Membership

Jet Charter Membeships | The Early Airway

Ready to take your first steps with a charter jet membership? Whether you’re flying for business, pleasure or a mixture of both, you are set to have an incredible time in the air. There’s truly nothing like having an entire cabin to yourself, with peace and quiet and personalized service. Work, relax, dine on gourmet food, – the sky is truly the limit.. With The Early Air Way charter jet membership, charter a plane with as little as 2 hours notice and countless amounts of benefits.

For all of these reasons and more, the private jet charter industry is exploding to compensate with increased demands. That means new companies are coming on the market every single day, each vying for your attention and loyalty – but are they all really reliable and safe? Just as it is with any other company, it’s important to take your time and find the right charter jet membership rather than going with the first you find. Follow this step-by-step process to find the charter jet membership for you.

Pilot and Staff Experience

The charter flight industry is exploding, and that means plenty of new companies are cropping up to compensate. It seems like every few weeks, there’s a new company name floating around – but that doesn’t necessarily mean the people working for these companies are aviation greenhorns. Often, staff have years of experience in the commercial flight industry instead.

To find out whether a jet charter company employs staff and pilots have enough experience, just ask! Most companies are more than happy to explain where they come from and why they can be trusted. Look for pilots with a high number of flying hours and staff with years of experience serving in the skies for best results.

Licensing (Staff and Facilities)

Pilots, aircraft mechanics, aerospace engineers, and air traffic controllers all have one thing in common: they require licensing in order to be legally permitted to work. In some cases, facilities (e.g., a private airstrip) must also be licensed or must adhere to regulations, too. These regulations identify that the company takes steps to ensure passenger safety, both on the ground and in the air.

Most importantly, every charter company and charter jet membership must be approved by the Federal Aviation Authority (FAA). Businesses aren’t approved simply for being a business; instead, they must prove the business concept, whether or not they have exclusive access to at least one plane, and how they plan to engage in regular maintenance to keep passengers safe. The FAA can (and will) turn down any business who cannot prove reliability. An FAA approval means the airline is likely running a tight ship.

Availability and Flexibility

You have a crazy schedule that just doesn’t make it possible to fly commercial. Can your private jet charter company accommodate your needs? It’s up to you to ask the company exactly how much availability and flexibility they have on a regular basis before you find yourself in an awkward position at the last minute. Not every charter jet membership is large and reliable enough to allow significant last-minute changes, but nearly all will attempt to accommodate you whenever it’s possible.

That said, not every traveller needs a high degree of flexibility. You’ll have to decide how much flexibility works for you. A charter jet company that has a large enough fleet to let you adjust when and where you travel on the fly is a much better choice for travelers with hectic schedules. Conversely, someone who is only travelling for holidays may not require flexibility at all.

Fleet Diversity and Size

Want to fly into a remote wilderness escape in northern Canada? Considering a trip to a private island in the South Pacific? Climbing into a Boeing just isn’t going to work, but most commercial airlines don’t provide access to smaller aircraft. Private charter jet memberships can alleviate this pain point by providing access to a larger variety of aircraft. Sensibly, these companies can only help if they retain exclusive access to aircraft in the first place.

Ask your new potential partner about their fleet diversity and size – how many aircraft do they hold? Do you have any choice in the aircraft you fly in? Are you simply assigned to what’s available when you book? Access to light jets, VIP airliners, and turboprops significantly expands on where and how you can travel.

Reputation and Partnerships

Reputation and partnerships can be a powerful indicator of reliability in the aviation industry. A charter jet membership with a long list of partnerships and glowing reviews from reliable sources is much more likely to provide you with the luxury travel experience you crave. In contrast, you may be taking a risk if you contract with a company that has absolutely no connections at all.

Be mindful of the fact that newer companies may lack partnerships; this isn’t necessarily a sign of incompetence. As with pilot and staff experience, you want to ensure that the people running the company (or flying the planes) have solid references instead. Being unable to find mention of the company anywhere – even if you verify with the FAA – may be a sign of a scam or a fake company that’s only out to take your money.

Exceptional Maintenance Protocols

How does your charter jet membership company maintain their aircraft? Like any other aviation company, pre-flight checks and regular maintenance are an absolute must in the eyes of the law. Both the FAA and the Air Charter Association of America (ACAA) demand very high standards of care for aircraft that carry passengers. This isn’t something you ever want to skimp on; maintenance and safety checks keep passengers safe in the sky.

Your chosen company should be happy to explain their maintenance and safety protocols when asked, regardless of the aircraft you are chartering. A company that hides or is secretive about their maintenance protocols may be hiding increased risk for accidents. Fortunately, most charter companies make this information readily available to all potential passengers.

Flight Destination Options

Where can you fly with your charter jet membership? If the answer is only standard international airports, you don’t have much freedom or flexibility with when, where, and how you fly. Some charter jet memberships are unable to accommodate unique flight destinations. This is because of the increased risk to safety and service they create. This includes smaller airstrips, politically contentious countries, or destinations with unreliable weather.

There’s certainly nothing wrong with limiting service in this way – in fact, even the commercial aviation industry does it. However, such restrictions aren’t helpful to passengers in the moment. If a situation arises where you need to get to one of these contentious destinations quickly, you may find yourself struggling to partner with an alternative charter company to have your needs addressed. Avoid it by partnering with a company who can fly in to almost anywhere (or at least partners with someone who does).

By choosing a charter jet membership that has all of these characteristics, you can be sure that you’ve chosen the right company for your needs. Now, all you need to do is sit back and enjoy the flight!

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Why the Cheapest Private Jet Charter Isn’t Always the Best Option

Unethical business practices are often seen with the cheapest private jet charter companies. Know what to watch out for when booking your next jet charter. 

Written by:
Alex M. Early, CEO of The Early Air Way

The Cheapest Private Jet Charter: A Story

I’ve wanted to write a blog post on this very important subject for a little while now. A series of phone calls I received starting last Thursday prompted me to do it now, however. This is going to be the first of a two-part posting. The next will be on “illegal charters.”

On Thursday night, I received an after-hours call from the owner of a purported cheapest private jet charter company that I will not be naming. This person somehow had access to an internal e-mail thread my company uses as one of many methods of trading empty-leg segments on aircraft. When he called me, he explained that he was interested in covering a trip of ours. Because it was after-hours, the trip was weeks away, and I had never heard of this guy or his company before, I asked him to e-mail me more information and stated that I’d review it in the morning.

The next morning, I received yet another call, at 06:00 a.m. Our receptionist explained to me that this same guy was calling, and wanting to “cover” another trip of ours for “a great price.” I told my receptionist to take a message, and then I did a little Google sleuthing and consulted with a colleague. Google showed me that this guy just bought his website only a couple months ago, had never worked in business aviation before, had all sorts of postings across the internet flaunting stock images of various status symbols, along with consistent messaging claiming he was the cheapest private jet charter around. The colleague of mine whom I consulted immediately forwarded me an e-mail from another reputable company in the industry about a trademark issue with this guy’s purported company name as well.

A little while later, I returned the phone call. I was told that this guy’s company owns a large fleet of “floating” aircraft around the country, and would immediately cover every single one of our client’s flights for about 1/3 less than we’re accustomed to paying. After, I asked him if he has an FAA part 135 operating certificate and he explained to me that he did. I proceeded to ask him for the certificate number so that I could do further research and he said “only after we do the deal.” I then explained that The Early Air Way would never utilize services without having completed a background check on a certificate, let alone knowing that a certificate even actually exists. After I said that, I was told to “go *%@& yourself,” just before being hung up on. Nice guy, huh?

Further sleuthing brought me to his website. Right on the homepage, again, was the message of them being the cheapest private jet charter available. They were explaining that this was the answer for charter clients who are concerned about their safety and security. I then saw a clause saying, verbatim, that [XXX as a proud “Platinum Certified Wyvern Member”, performs regular screens and audits….].

The “Wyvern Broker”

Well, The Early Air Way is an official “Wyvern Broker,” so I naturally know a bit about the Wyvern system and have contacts within the company. I know that there is absolutely no such thing as a “Platinum Certified Wyvern Member.” I decided to call a friend at Wyvern to see if this company really was a Wyvern provider, however. I was told that they in fact had nothing to do with Wyvern, the leading 3rd party aviation safety auditing firm, and had ignored three demands to remove the aforementioned verbiage from their website. My Wyvern rep said that they would sue if they had to, but always like taking care of these things outside of court if possible.

Takeaway

As I’m sure you’d agree, this is not the type of person and/or company you’d like to be doing business with. You wouldn’t want to trust your funds with this person/company, and you certainly wouldn’t want to trust your safety with this person. For the naïve consumer however, their website claims that they are the “world’s premier source of private aviation”, the “cheapest private jet charter”, and have the highest safety standards in the industry. The truth is that those claims are lies, but so many would have no way of knowing that.

Conclusion

There are a handful of shady companies like that out there. The consumers who generally fall prey to them are the ones that are often lured in by the shady companies’ messaging on “cheapest private jet charter”. Almost always however, those low prices are the result of one of three things:

  1. Phantom Aircraft
  2. Non-Payment of Federal Excise Taxes.
  3. Illegal “Part 134.5 charters”

While #1 and #2 are unethical business practices that can nip you long after you book your trip, #3 is presently one of the biggest things to plague the air charter industry and poses a clear and present danger to the unsuspecting consumer. While doing research for your next trip, don’t be so quick to book with the cheapest private jet charter company.

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First Time Flyer Guide to Private Jet Charter

It’s exciting to be a first time flyer upon a private jet charter. So here is a guide to help you be prepared and make the most of this first time experience.

Private jet charters have been available for many, many years. And, for a long time, flying private was thought of as the preferred travel method for celebrities and top business executives – with most average, everyday people feeling as though they can’t afford it.

Here’s some news you are going to want to know. Traveling via a private jet is much more affordable than you may imagine. And, thanks to COVID-19, more and more people are deciding to fly private than ever before. It seems like chartering is quickly becoming everyone’s preferred travel method.

Of course, this now means many people are traveling via private jets who have no idea of the ins and outs, how to choose a charter company, what they should expect, the etiquette they should follow, and so much more. So, we thought we’d fill you in on everything you need to know.

Consider this is your first-time flyer guide to private jet charter.

What is a Charter and How to Choose One?

A private jet can take you wherever you need to go when you need to go. These jets come in various sizes and are built to travel a certain distance before needing to refuel. Some are luxurious, some not so much. But what they can offer you is a way to travel without having to subject yourself to the large crowds, germs, and inconveniences that come with commercial air travel.

Choosing a charter for the first time can seem overwhelming. However, working with a charter service can help you narrow down the best jet for your needs. And, of course, they can also provide all the information you could want about their pilots, their experience, safety records, and more. So be sure to ask!

Watch Your Luggage

Traveling on a private jet charter is a bit different than a commercial airplane. Normally, you may not think twice about what you pack – except maybe to keep your suitcase under the 50lb mark to avoid additional fees, right? With a private jet, the weight of your luggage matters much more as does the amount of space it requires.

You don’t have to worry about checking your luggage as you would when flying commercial, but that does not mean you can take as much as you want. Before traveling, be sure to speak to the charter company about the specifics for your private jet. The determination on the amount of luggage and its weight will be determined based on the jet’s space, how many people are traveling, and so on.

Keep in mind that, while you cannot take firearms, weapons, or other seemingly dangerous or sharp objects on board, you can carry on liquids, drinks, and such.

Behave and Dress Accordingly

Flying a private jet means holding yourself to a higher status. Your attitude, the way you interact with others, and the way you present yourself should all be held to higher regard when traveling this way.

Use your manners. Whether it is speaking to the pilot, the flight crew if you have one, the individuals on the ground before you board, or those inside the FBO, use your manners. Be polite. Be respectful.

Let the host enter first. While it is rarely stated, it is proper for you to allow the host to board the private jet first. If you have been invited to fly by someone else, that person is the host – and you absolutely should not board the jet before he/she does.

Speak up. If you want something in particular aboard the aircraft or you have concerns or questions, don’t be afraid to speak up. This keeps the line of communication open and allows everyone to be on the same page. The result? An enjoyable, pleasant, travel experience.

Dress appropriately. While you generally won’t find any formal dress code, you will want to dress nicely for your flight. You can be comfortable, but avoid dressing in sweats or your pajamas!

Don’t be a nuisance – and don’t get drunk. Remember, you are holding yourself – including your actions – to a higher, more respectful regard while traveling on your private jet. Your flight crew does not have to put up with your bad behavior or drunken behavior.

Tipping the Pilot and Crew

It is customary to tip your pilot/s and crew (if you have one). It is not a requirement, but it is customary. The amount you tip may be considered based on the length of the flight. Tipping these individuals personally at the end of the flight is the most common option.

Follow Directions

If your flight crew gives you special instructions or asks you to sit in a particular seat, then do so. Sometimes certain jets require that the weight be distributed in a certain manner and the like. Since it is their job to provide you with a pleasant – and safe – travel experience, let them do so. It is all for good reason.

Be Flexible

While you can save a bit when you are flexible while traveling commercial airlines, it doesn’t compare to the savings that come from being flexible with a private jet. Reduce your strict time demands and you may find yourself saving a ton of money.

Be Respectful of the Jet

One thing to keep in mind when chartering a private jet is that you are flying on someone else’s aircraft. That means you will want to be respectful of the jet. In other words, don’t make a mess, sloppily spill your drink, and so forth. Besides, you may find yourself faced with a cleaning fee at the end.

Indulge Yourself

Are you ready for your first private jet experience? Indulge yourself. Request something like your favorite magazines, snacks, or games be on board when you get there. It is not often that you fly private so treat yourself!

Conclusion

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the travel world – especially highly-accessed air travel. Thanks to private jet charters, you can still travel timely while also keeping yourself and your loved ones safe. Just be sure to be polite and respectful and you will surely enjoy your first private flight.


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Wellness Travel is a Practice for Self Care?

If you have not already heard of the wellness travel trend that is taking off, then now is the time for you to get in the loop. It is quickly growing in popularity – and for good reason. Read below!

Getting caught up in the hustle and bustle of life can leave you frazzled and spastic if you aren’t careful. Unlike generations of old that just pushed through work and life until they were just a walking empty, today there is much more emphasis on wellness, health, clarity, and overall well-being.

While there is something to be said about long-distance family road trips to see relatives, the familial unit seems to be breaking down while the importance of self is taking flight.

After all, how can you care for others without first caring for yourself?

Today’s travelers seem to have decided to prove the answer to that question. You can’t give anything to others if you are too worn down and empty.

Therefore, you will need to send yourself off to faraway places for relaxation, rejuvenation, and whole-body wellness.

And, so wellness travel began.

All-Encompassing Wellness

Wellness travel is about the wellness of the whole body.

To clarify, here are a few examples of types of wellness vacations:

  • Physical wellness, focusing on fitness, endurance, and strength.
  • Mental clarity, focusing on the mind. Engaging you in things such as yoga and meditation.
  • Overall body relaxation, usually including spa services and elegant personal treatment.
  • Culinary wellness, such as following a specific diet offered by the destination of choice. Often these also include learning new cooking techniques and how to eat for your health and well-being.
  • A combination of all the above. Sometimes you just want a little bit of everything – you want to indulge your senses with a spa treatment right after a nice hike in the woods and before your delightful vegan meal.

You are the only one who knows what your body needs – and what you can benefit from the most. Choose your wellness vacation based on you.

Where to Find It

You can find wellness travel destinations just about anywhere.

Sometimes it is the destination. Other times it is what you can do when you get there. It all depends on what you are looking for in your trip.

  • The Great Smokey Mountains in Tennessee offers some options for wellness travel. These include going into the woods and spending some time in nature. You will find resorts and retreats to offer things such as deep woods yoga, hiking, and meditation.
  • Bigger cities, such as New York City, Miami, Washington D.C., and Los Angeles offer retreat-style resorts that offer calming surroundings, spa services, organic whole food dining, as well as yoga, meditation, and various excursions. This option is great for those that need to maintain business dealings while also seeking a balance of health and wellness.
  • Cities along the coasts offer spa services and rejuvenating packages that include water sports and activities.
  • Remote destinations in Arizona can offer quiet retreats and even ‘glamping’. In other words, you can go off-grid without actually going off-grid.

Wellness vacation destinations can take you anywhere. It all depends on your needs and desires.

The Best Way to Get There

When it comes to wellness travel, you are on a quest for tranquility. Take a moment to consider this:

You have finally decided to take that much-needed vacation away from everyone and everything. You are going to clear your mind and indulge in rich relaxation. But, first, you must get there. So, make sure you arrive at the airport at least two hours in advance of your departure. Then, stand in security lines that seem endless. Once you finally begin to see the light, you must sit at your gate for another hour, then go through the simulated cattle call to board the aircraft. As you do, you keep your fingers crossed that you can sit next to someone simple – and quiet.

How enjoyable does all of that seem? Not so much, right?

That is why the best way to get to your wellness destination is via a private charter. Instead of the above scenario, imagine being able to board the plane just before takeoff, with flexible timing, no need for long security lines, and the most comfortable aircraft cabin.

Private jet charters allow you the opportunity to travel to your destination engulfed in luxurious and calm surroundings.

Who says that you can’t start your wellness vacation until you land? Start it before you even get to your destination with a private jet.

The Benefits of Wellness Travel

To try to list the benefits you will receive from wellness travel is like trying to count the grains of sand on the beach. It is impossible.

Mental and physical wellness is important in all walks of life – and at all stages. To do your best you must feel your best. And, there is a very high chance that you don’t receive all that you need from your regular ol’ day-to-day life.

That’s why wellness travel is so beneficial:

  • It can be rejuvenating,
  • Bring you relaxation.
  • Re-focus your mind,
  • Increase your strength,
  • It can teach you new healthy skills,
  • Take away your aches and pains,
  • And remind you of what is important.

Just to name a few.

Is Wellness Travel for You?

Whether you are wound up tighter than a banjo and ready to pop your strings at any moment or you are just looking for time away from life to indulge in some enlightenment, wellness travel is for you – and is incredibly beneficial.

You don’t have to be stressed, at your wit’s end, and out of control to reap the benefits. That’s the best part.

Traveling for wellness can keep you whole. It can keep you balanced. And, it can keep you both physically – and mentally – healthy.

Conclusion

Now you know what all the hype is about when it comes to wellness travel. Don’t you think it is time you did something good for yourself?

Contact your local, trusted private jet charter authority to book your flight.


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Is a Midsize Jet Perfect for You?

When looking to charter a private jet, you have many options to choose from, one of them being a midsize jet. Is this type of private jet right for you?

Contacting a car rental agency will present you with a list of questions. One, in particular, is what size class do you want your automobile?

For instance, do you prefer economy, full-size, luxury, or an SUV? This question should prompt you to assess your situation.

  • Do you have a lot of luggage?
  • How many people will be traveling with you?
  • How far are you intending on driving?

If you have a lot of baggage and you prefer to be comfortable, should you even consider the economy option? Likely not.

Instead, you’d base your decision on the size of car that will meet your needs, whatever they may be.

The same is true when chartering a private jet.

There are many different sizes and options to take into consideration. Choosing the best one to meet your needs is what will lead to the most enjoyable flight imaginable.

How do you determine if a midsize jet is your ideal charter?

 

Considerations of a Midsize Jet Charter

All private jets are not created equal.

They come in a variety of sizes and perks, as well as flight capabilities – even those jets falling into a midsize category can vary from one another.

So, in order to determine which type of aircraft would be best for your next charter, take the following into consideration:

1. Cabin Size

Think about it – the size of your cabin matters because, well, you are going to be shut in the cabin for the length of your flight.

Most midsize jets offer a cabin width that is just shy of 5-feet.

When it comes to height, they are typically able to offer a bit more room, coming in at around 5’6” on average. Although keep in mind, each model jet varies.

It is possible to find some that allow tall passengers to stand up straight if that is what you are in search of.

2. Number of Passengers

Each and every person on board a private jet needs to have an appropriate seat with a well-constructed safety harness or seatbelt.

Because of this, you need to determine how many passengers you will be traveling with.

Generally, midsize private jets have room for around eight passengers.

If you are taking less than this, you can always still choose a midsize option if the rest of the criteria meet your needs.

However, if you are traveling with more than 8 passengers, perhaps you would want to consider a larger aircraft.

3. On-Board Necessities

It is important for you to consider all you want from your cabin space.

  • Do you plan on taking a nap?
  • Are you going to be making use of the space for mingling with your fellow passengers?
  • Do you intend to get some work done or handle business dealings while in there?

All of these things are going to help you to determine which size cabin is best for you.

A midsize jet tends to offer a bit more luxuries than their smaller siblings.

Everything from dining tables and work stations to in-flight entertainment and full connectivity wi-fi can be found among these charters.

Not to mention the fully flat reclining chairs great for catching some shuteye while in the air.

Keep in mind that not every jet carries every amenity. So, before you book, know what is important to you for your flight and what it is you are looking for.

4. The Distance You Are Traveling

The distance between Point A and Point B will determine whether or not a midsize jet is your best travel choice.

The greater the distance, the greater the chance you may have to touch down for refueling.

Of course, as long as you don’t mind this temporary delay, then there should be no concern about the distance.

On the other hand, if you are seeking a flight that will take off and land solely at your destinations, review your jets specs.

5. Level of Luxury You Are Seeking

Even the smallest of jets can have the greatest luxuries.

Though it is not uncommon to see many luxuries included with midsize jets. They are most often designed for elite business personnel and want to offer a look of elegance.

While some jets are older than others in appearance, if luxury is what you are looking for, you shouldn’t have a problem finding it on a midsize charter.

 

 

The 3 Best Midsize Jets to Charter

Now that you know what you should be looking for when considering whether or not a midsize private jet will meet your needs, let’s take a moment look at some real-life examples of what these jets offer.

1. The Hawker 800XP

The Hawker 800XP offers one of the largest cabin areas in its class.

It has six feet of space from side to side and a completely flat floor that gives it a more open feel to its 5’8’ of headspace.

It is comfortable and luxury all in one. As for distance, this aircraft can easily reach a range of over 2,400NM.

Holding 8 passengers and two crew comfortably, you won’t be disappointed with this charter.

2. The Lear 60

The Lear 60 offers seating for 8 passengers with 5 captain chairs and a couch.

It’s not quite as big as the Hawker 800XP, but it isn’t too far behind.

This is one of the most popular charters, however, due to its mix of economy and luxury all rolled into one. And, of course, its ability to travel a range of just over 2,600NM.

3. The Citation VII

Holding up to 8 passengers, the Citation VII offers a lot of comfort at an affordable cost.

Not necessarily considered one of the most popular and glamorous options for a private jet charter, the Citation still doesn’t disappoint those who choose it.

And the ability to travel a range of just over 2,100NM makes it a perfect short distance charter.

 

 

Conclusion

Next time you decide to travel via a private jet you will be better prepared to choose the perfect fit for your situation.

Is a midsize jet right for you? If you are seeking luxury for a party of 8, the answer just may be yes!

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The Most Beautiful Destinations Best Reached By Private Jet

There is no doubt that there’s hundreds, if not thousands amazingly beautiful travel destinations; but some destinations are best reached by private jet.

Have you heard of amazing destinations from the mouths of other travelers? There are some destinations that are just too magical for ordinary transport – and that is what makes them so special.

Whether they are in other countries, islands in the middle of the ocean, or small towns located off the beaten path from a busy metropolis – these gems will provide you with life-changing experiences and memories to pass forward.

 

Why Travel to These Destinations In a Private Jet?

So, you’ve decided to travel somewhere off the grid. Somewhere magical. But, if commercial transportation doesn’t reach there, then how do you get there?

All you need is a private jet.

It’s a luxurious way to experience discreet destinations.

Think of them as elite destination spots. Or, consider these locations as an adventure.

Just know that you will not want to miss these most beautiful destinations best reach by a private jet.

 

Telluride, Colorado

Telluride is an old mining town located deep in the heart of The Rockies. But don’t mistake it for something less than beautiful.

Set against the San Juan Mountains, this is the perfect destination for those who love to ski. Although, there is something wonderful to do any time of the year.

For example, try rafting on the San Miguel River, golfing, hiking to waterfalls, camping, and even a summer arts festival.

Visiting Telluride is best done by a private jet. The nearest commercial airport is nearly 90 miles away.

And, while you can fly in there and rent a car and make the drive, why would you want to? Telluride’s local airport is right near the resorts.

 

Tiwi Islands, Australia

The Tiwi Islands, nicknamed the Islands of Smiles, is located off the shore of Australia’s North Territory. It is comprised of two islands that can be either reached by boat or via a private jet.

The Island of Melville – the larger of the two Tiwi Islands – is a hub for artists. In fact, you see art on walls, totem pole carvings, other paintings.

This place is a quiet, deserted area known by fishermen and locals.

Its an escape and a deep getaway for those looking to brighten their world with peace and colorful art.

 

Norman’s Cay, The Bahamas

Looking for a deserted island that can offer you a sense of peace and tranquility? Look no further than Norman’s Cay.

This destination became famous in the late 1970’s and early 1980’s thanks to it’s hosting of the headquarters of Carlos Lehder’s drug smuggling operation.

Don’t let that scare you away. Since its bust, Norman’s Cay, part of the Exuma Islands, has sat dormant and nearly forgotten.

People all over the world flock to The Bahamas for a crystal blue beach getaway.

If you would like to do the same, but you aren’t interested in truly sharing the beach, then you should definitely consider Norman’s Cay.

This island, however, is not accessible except by boat and private jet. This further decreases the chance of tourists even more.

Your own nearly private island? Yes, please!

When you visit, you won’t run short on things to do here, either. Of course, you will want to check out the beaches, but then there is hiking, and nature preserves to explore, too.

 

Lanai, Hawaii

Many people only dream about a Hawaiian vacation. If you want to live it, then you have your choice of islands that all offer you a little something different.

Lanai is where you want to go if you truly want to experience the best of both worlds with your Hawaiian destination.

Lanai is about 9 miles from its closest neighbor, Maui. But, it seems like it is in a world all its own.

This island is broken into three very different regions: the north, the south, and the central.

The north region offers you beautiful beaches and a rugged landscape that will make you feel like you are walking on the moon. This will definitely require four-wheel drive to get around.

The southern region of the island is where you will find the resort areas and relaxing beach atmosphere.

And, finally, the central region offers you wilderness, with valleys and forests to explore on horseback.

Because Lanai is an island all to itself, it requires you to find your way there on a private jet. What a perfect topping for your Hawaiian vacation.

 

Faroe Islands

Have you ever seen the Northern Lights? This spectacular light show in the sky can provide you with jaw-dropping beauty. And, one of the destinations that can give you this opportunity is the Faroe Islands.

Located between Norway and Iceland, these islands are part of the Kingdom of Denmark. The Faroe Islands is comprised of 18 islands and form an archipelago in the North Atlantic Ocean.

While here, you can see so much more than the lights in the sky. You can enjoy fishing, birdwatching, sailing, biking, shopping, hiking, and more.

Not to mention that the mountainous terrain you will find will be beautiful enough to take your breath away.

Each of the islands is connected through roads, tunnels, ferries, etc. But, to get there initially, you will want to charter a private jet.

 

Agra, India

Are you up for another remarkable view? Imagine the Taj Mahal first thing in the morning as the sun rises. You can see it – all you have to do is plan your trip to Agra.

After you have checked out the Taj Mahal, there are many other things you will want to see and experience while here. For instance, visit the Agra Fort, enjoy a bike tour, visit the Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary, shop at Kinari Bazaar, and more.

To get here, you could, of course, book your flight into New Delhi and then travel for a couple hours on down to Agra. Or, you could just go ahead and fly a private jet right into Agra.

 

Conclusion

There is a world full of destinations just waiting for you to experience them. Whether beaches, the outdoors, beautiful sky views, or a look back at history – decide where you want to go.

Then, book your private jet charter, pack your bags, then head on out on your adventure of a lifetime.

 

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5 Benefits of Flying on Gulfstream Charters

Looking for the best possible flying experience? Look no further than Gulfstream charters.

When it comes to flying high, you have many choices. Will you fly commercial airliners? Or will you choose the private aircraft experience? If the latter, are you looking for comfort and luxury or convenience and efficiency?

See, all aircraft’s are not created equal.

Private jets are designed to carry a specific number of passengers, fly at a specific altitude and speed, and all for a specific distance. So, when it comes to choosing the one that fits your needs best, you will need to take these details into consideration.

What if we told you that there is a model of private jets that has been designed over the years to meet a variety of these needs? Some small, some mid-size, and some large jets with varying specs to offer – all manufactured by Gulfstream.

 

 

What Are Gulfstream Charters?

Gulfstream is known in the industry and flying in one of their aircraft means that you are backed by a powerful force in the private jet industry.

And, undoubtedly, you will find a perfect fit for your needs amongst available Gulfstream aircraft.

So, the next time you take to the skies, here are 5 reasons why you will want to make sure you are climbing into Gulfstream charters.

 

 

1. An Iconic Name

Gulfstream has been in the aircraft industry for years. People know their name – even those who have never flown in one. And, it is widely known that individuals who seek to impress others and are reaching for a high level of status, should seek out a Gulfstream.

Because let’s face it, anyone can own a private jet, but those who know the meaning of power and reward own a Gulfstream.

Gulfstream charters has proven to be a popular travel choice among many celebrities and well-known individuals. It is quite common for bystanders to pick out these iconic jets as they land due to their display of the oval windows.

These windows are a symbol that is characteristic only of Gulfstream jets.

 

 

2. The Room You Need

Everyone in the aircraft industry has at least one trait they strive for. For Gulfstream, this is their spacious cabins.

They provide a cabin-area that offers comfort and the ability to relax in a high-end environment. You can play games, catch up on some work, take advantage of in-flight entertainment capabilities, or take a nap.

No matter what you choose to do to pass the time on your flight, you are sure to find plenty of room on board Gulfstream charters. And, should you get hungry, many of these private jets come equipped with a small kitchen for you to grab a cold beverage or a snack to eat.

In fact, it is safe to say that the Gulfstream cabins is one of the things that sets them apart – and helps them soar above others – in the market.

 

 

3. Quality and Quantity

When you are looking for a private jet that offers you a quality flight, including exceedingly sufficient speed, altitude, and long-distance, you may find your choices are quite extensive.

However, if you are finding yourself looking for a private aircraft with these quality characteristics and you want to make sure it can fit all the partners in your firm on one jet, you may seem out of luck.

Thankfully, Gulfstream knows the importance of creating a private jet that can offer both – space without compromising the quality of the flight or the ability of the jet.

For instance, the Gulfstream G550 is a highly recognized aircraft in the industry because of this reason.

The Gulfstream G550 can…

  • Travel extra-long distances.
  • At record speeds.
  • Reach destinations all around the world.
  • Exceed the capabilities of many other aircraft.
  • Provide a comfortable, high-end cabin experience.
  • Seat up to 14-19 people.

In other words, with Gulfstream charters, you don’t have to give up one for the other when it comes to travel choices.

 

 

4. Safety

When you make the decision to travel via an aircraft, you are putting your life in the hands of this machine.

Do you just trust anyone in the airline industry? If so, that is a huge risk.

Gulfstream comes from a long line of aircraft that has proven itself time and time again to be a safe and reliable means of transportation.

One such aircraft is the Gulfstream G150. This midsize jet is one of the best you will find.

In fact, they have such great characteristics and ratings that they went out of production in 2005; yet they are still heavily sought after.

Fly safely – and in luxury – from coast to coast in this incredible aircraft.

 

 

5. Affordability

Sure, some private jets can be rather costly. And, depending on what you are looking for in your private jet experience, you may find some to be way too costly.

Leave those flights to the individuals seeking glamour and status. If you are looking for a flight that will get you, safely and reliably, from point A to point B, then you will want to check out the Gulfstream G200.

First, it is imperative that you know that just because you give up the high price tag, you are not giving up comfort and style.

The Gulfstream G200 is a well-known, super mid-size business jet. This aircraft can hold up to 9 passengers and a crew of 2. It boasts a very comfortable and sleek interior cabin.

Business travel backed by a name like Gulfstream will make for a great flight experience – and allow you to arrive at your destination in class.

 

 

Conclusion

Choosing the perfect aircraft for your travels can have an incredible impact on your overall experience. And, knowing some insider details can help with your selection.

Next time your journey takes you into the air, be sure to consider all that Gulfstream charters have to offer. Combining luxury, convenience, and efficiency can leave you with an enjoyable – and memorable – travel experience.

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What Type Of Private Charter Jet Is Best For Your Trip?

 

Every private charter jet is  not created equally. This is important to know – especially since each charter booking has its own set of needs. For instance, an individual traveling solo for business purposes may prefer a smaller jet that still allows for a bit of work space. On the other hand, a group of college students pitching together to charter a jet for spring break are going to want more space and different amenities.

Depending on what your needs are and how long (or short) of a distance the travel to your destination is, you can determine the perfect private charter jet for you. And, because there are so many to choose from, we’ve decided to make your travel planning easier by breaking down the details of some of the most popular jets used for charters.

 

Which Size of Private Charter Jet Should You Choose?

Depending on your reasons for traveling, and the number of people you are traveling with, you will have to choose a general size of private charter. These range from light jets, to midsize jets, to heavy aircraft.

Majority of private airplanes will fall into the following categories:

  • Light Jets
  • Midsize Jets
  • Turbo-Props
  • Heavy Jets
  • Jumbo Jets

Once you determine the amount of people traveling, you can then find the perfect charter jet for you and your group.

 

 

Midsize Jets

Midsize jets typically hold approximately 7-8 passengers and are generally very comfortable. They do well for flights that are up to 4 to 5 hours in length.

Here are a few types of private charter jets you may consider choosing for your trip:

  • Bombardier/Learjet LR-55. This is one of the most popular midsize jets and was manufactured between 1981 and 1991. This business jet was designed to transport up to 7 passengers, with a lavatory and adequate baggage storage.
  • Gulfstream G-200. Manufactured between 1999 and 2011, this private charter jet is equipped to hold up to 9 passengers. It offers a full lavatory, too.
  • Cessna CE-650-VII. This midsize jet was manufactured between 1991 and 2000. It has room for 8 passengers and offers a full lavatory. They are known to have good baggage capacities.

 

 

Heavy Jets

Heavy jets are used when you have a greater number of passengers flying.They are incredibly comfortable flying jets that allow for room to easily move about the cabin.

It is common to have a flight attendant when chartering a heavy private charter jet. It is important to note that these are the jets used for longer travel – including transcontinental.

A few popular heavy jets are:

  • Bombardier/Challenger CL-604. Seven windows line each side of the aircraft andit has a full lavatory. These jets can typically hold 10 to 12 passengers, though, a few more in some instances.
  • Bombardier BD-700-1A10. This heavy jet was designed as a long-range business jet. It can go great distances at great speeds. And, it is capable of comfortably carrying 14 passengers.
  • Gulfstream G550. If you are looking for the top of the line in chartered business jets, the high-performance, Gulfstream G550 is it. This heavy jet is recognized as the safest, most comfortable and most reliable heavy jet in the air. Its range in distance is greater than others, too.

 

 

Light Jets

Light jets were designed for short distances and do not offer as much comfort or mobility as some other choice charters. However, if you are looking to keep your costs down, you may find that a light jet is a perfect fit.

Consider these private charter jet options:

  • Cessna CE-525B. This is a favorite jet by many who frequently charter. They are decently fast, comfortable, and newer on the market. The Cessna CE-525B holds up to 6 passengers and provides an enclosed lavatory.
  • Cessna CE-560-E. The Cessna Encore aircraft can hold up to 8 passengers. It is a late-model jet that offers more headroom than many others in its class. However, it comes at the cost of the width. This light jet looks nice and has upgraded fixtures and seating.
  • Bombardier/Learjet LR-40. This is another late-model jet that offers room for up to 6 passengers. It offers very little in the way of headroom, but it does have an enclosed lavatory. This just usually comes at a premium cost.

 

 

Turbo-Props

Are you looking for a smaller private charter jet to take you a shorter distance? Sometimes you want to luxury and comfort of a chartered private jet when traveling a shorter distance, rather than having to waste more time in the airport and with security checkpoints than it could take you to drive to your destination! In this instance, you would likely want to seek out a turbo-prop.

Turbo-props are perfect for short trips, such as those that range from 100-600 miles in distance. While they can sometimes carry up to 9 passengers, this will vary with the jet.

However, they generally always have decent baggage space. Unfortunately, though, you will not likely find a lavatory.

  • Cessna CE-208B. This turbo-prop can hold up to 8 passengers. This popular jet has a good track record and provides a great level of comfort for an aircraft of its size.
  • Beechcraft BE-350. This jet is one of the larger models of turbo-props. In fact, it has a passenger capacity of 10. And, you will even find a lavatory on board.
  • British Aerospace BAE-4100. You will be surprised to learn that this jet can seat up to 15 passengers. This is perfect for those looking to transport larger groups to short-distance destinations. However, if you are looking for comfort and luxury amenities, you will not often find them here.

 

 

Jumbo Jets

Lastly, for those who have large parties to transport and are looking to charter, rather than fly commercially, then you will need a jumbo jet. Check these out:

  • Boeing757 200. This aircraft can go long-distance and hold up to 70 passengers. It is comfortable and welcoming, allowing passengers to freely move about.
  • Airbus A320. Another long-distance jumbo jet, this one holds up to 60 passengers. This aircraft is an easy way to travel with large groups.
  • Boeing Business Jet. If you are looking for the ultimate in private charter jet, then you have found it. This jumbo jet holds up to 20 passengers, but that is not because it is small. It has a bedroom, a dining area, a living room, and so forth.

As you can see, every private charter jet just isn’t created equal. That means you have many options when planning your next travel adventure.

Choose the private jet that is the perfect size and comfort for your needs – then relax and enjoy your flight.

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The Advantages of Booking a Private Charter Flight for Your Next Trip

Commercial airliners are undoubtedly important in today’s mass transportation industry. However, these flights may not suit your needs when you want an option that is convenient, secure, private, and more luxurious. When you have an important business trip in your near future, you can find these accommodations and more by booking a private charter flight to take you to and from your destination.

Flexible Flight Times

Unlike commercial airliners, a private charter flight will await your time table when determining what time to take off and where to land. You call the proverbial shots in stipulating what time you need to leave and at what time you must arrive to your destination. The flexible flight times reduce stress levels while traveling.

When your next trip has a tight schedule by which you must abide, you may not have time to wait at the airport for departure or waste time during a layover. Rather than get delayed on a commercial flight, you can keep your busy schedule with a private jet charter.

No Crowds to Deal With

Take a moment and think of what happens when you arrive at the airport to catch a commercial flight. There’s thousands of people, the standing in line, all that paperwork to fill out, and the matter of checking your luggage. Even if the airline you use has kiosks that allow you to do a lot of the checking in on your own, you still end up having to cool your heels in line.

With a private charter flight, you can forget about the waiting. When you arrive at the airport, you can go straight to the boarding gate and settle in before takeoff. Whether you are flying alone or bringing along several people, there’s no waiting.

Business Accommodations

During your flight, you may need to hold an important meeting or work on projects that must be finished by the time you land. A private charter flight provides the space and accommodations that you need to hold an in-flight conference with your coworkers. You can also conduct a virtual meeting with Skype or another form of messaging.

You can access the on-board WiFi and set up a temporary office. Utilize the spacious tables, comfortable lounge chairs, and other fixtures provided by the charter jet.

Privacy

Private charter flight staff value your privacy. They will safeguard the details of your trip and meeting. They will guarantee that information about you, your fellow passengers, or the nature of your business trip will not be discussed with unauthorized parties.

Commercial airliners cannot guarantee this level of privacy. When you need every detail of your flight kept out of the public’s knowledge, you can get this level of security by booking a private charter flight.

Luxury

Most commercial airliners are clean and provide basic amenities. However, you still may feel cramped and inconvenienced even if you buy a ticket in business class. Further, many airliners today provide minimal in-flight snacks and beverages. When you want to stretch out, relax, and have a more satisfying snack on-board, you can get the space and amenities you prefer by traveling by private charter flight.

The private charter flight may provide you with snacks, beverages, or in-flight dining, depending on the length of your trip. You also will have comfortable reclining chairs in which to sit as well as ample leg room. You do not have to squeeze into your seat to accommodate others traveling with you.

Personalized Service

Private charter flight services offer amenities that are tailored to clients’ specific needs. Before you depart, you may also get to meet the charter pilot. The pilot will take you to and from your destination. You can tell the pilot of anything you might want or need during the flight to make your trip more successful.

The foundation of any successful business trip starts with the transportation that gets you to and from your destination. When you want or need accommodations that go beyond what is available through commercial airliners, you can enjoy personalized services with a Dallas charter jet.

Fly When You Are Ready

Planning any type of business or recreational trip means spending time going over flight schedules and figuring out which one would work best. With a private charter flight, you have a flexible schedule. It’s easy to reserve whatever time you need in order to get to your destination when you want.

For example, a situation arises and you need to be in front of a client first thing in the morning. The only problem is that the client happens to be several hundred miles away. It’s going to be hard to find a commercial flight that’s not already booked solid. Even if you find one, forget about getting to the destination in time to get enough sleep to look your best at that meeting.

By renting a private jet, you can leave this afternoon and get to your destination in a matter of hours. That provides time to check into a hotel, prepare for the meeting the following morning, and be ready to provide whatever help the client needs. Once the task is complete, it’s simple enough to board the jet and get home in plenty of time to have dinner with the family.

An Affordable Option

Many people think that traveling by a rented jet is too expensive. In fact, the cost has never been more affordable. Depending on where the client needs to go, this approach can compare favorably with trying to get a ticket on a commercial flight at the last minute.

Indirectly, a jet rental could save you money. If getting to your destination sooner instead of later allows you to overcome a customer issue or beat out the competition and lock in that new contract, the investment in the rental will provide benefits for years to come.

Take a moment and learn more about the options for booking a private charter flight. Look closely at the pricing and compare it to other travel options. You may find that utilizing this mode of travel for your next trip is practical and cost-effective.

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Which is Better First Class or Private Jet Charter?

Private jet charters have one main thing in common with flying first class, they are both viewed as a form of luxury. Private jet charters provide a completely different experience from flying first class.

Private jet charters save you so much time. Many private jet charters leave from smaller airports. This means you won’t have to worry about getting there early because you wont have to wait in the long lines and go through the security that larger airports require. You arrive by yourself, or with your group, fasten your seat belts and then take off to your desired destination.

Even though Private jet charters cost more than a first class ticket, if you are in a group it can actually be cheaper, according to Tim Parker’s article on investopidia.com. He further explains that when you fly by private jet charter you are renting out the entire aircraft. Therefore if you invite a group of people you will all split that one price. On the other hand, if you fly first class, each additional person will have to pay for their own first class ticket.

Click here to read the full article by Tim Parker at investopedia.com, and to learn more about the different between flying first class or by private jet charter.