Whether you’re off to a business trip in London or a weekend of fun under the sun in Koh Samui, private jet travel is by far the best and most convenient way to get to your destination.
You might be thinking, “I can’t afford that” or “it’s too luxurious and it’s not for me”. Well, private jets are no longer exclusive to multi-billionaires and celebrities. Jet charters are becoming more popular among business people, families and frequent flyers.
The cost to charter a flight today is nowhere as expensive as it was a few years ago. With the industry more open up to new competition now than ever, that has provided users more affordable choices. Some jet charter companies have also become generous in offering discounted deals! Ifyou have a flexible schedule, you can even book an empty leg flight for almost the same price as a first-class seat!
Private Jet is an excellent way to start your trip, especially if you’re travelling as a group. Here are some of the best reasons why you should fly private when you can.
1) You can land and depart closer to your destination
Passengers have the advantage of boarding their flights from a FBO (private jet terminal). Passengers also have more options in choosing their preferred airports as private jets are significantly smaller in size. The private jet service company will arrange departure closer to the client’s location and land in terminals nearer their destination.
2) Wide range of private jets selection to accommodate your needs
A wide range of selections to meet your needs. You can charter an Ultra Long range aircraft with up to 14 seats for a long-haul business trip to London or a Mid-Size jet with up to 10 seats for your family trip from Hong Kong to Koh Samui. The cost of flying on private for a group of people can be comparable to flying first class or sometimes business class.
3) High level of customer services
Regardless of the type of private jets, you will receive an unparalleled level of service onboard. The difference between the services onboard private and commercial jet can completely alter your in-flight experience. In other words, they’re worlds apart.
4) Travel time to be more productive
Private charters allow passengers to spend the entire flight however they wish – whether you would like to go over pending paperwork, hold a video conference with business partners, host a meeting or close business deals during the flight, it is all up to you.
5) Full control of your schedule
One of the primary advantages of chartering a private jet is having the freedom to set your own flight schedule. Just in case of something urgent comes up last minute that you will have to delay or reroute your flight, all you need to do is to inform your dedicated flight manager so they can make the necessary arrangements for you.
6) Time efficiency
Do you remember the delay or the long queue to get on board when flying commercial? If you arrive at the boarding gate with just minutes to spare, it is almost certain that you are going to miss your flight.
However, if you choose to fly private , you can be 100% certain that the plane will not depart without you! When flying private, you can arrive at the FBO 10 – 15 minutes prior to departure or even a few minutes late, that will affect anything and should not be something you need to worry about.
7) You can hand select your fellow passengers
While everyone is concerned with the hygiene on board when flying commercial airlines, you get to choose your fellow passengers when you choose to fly private.
You will not have to put on your protective gear for the entire journey or try not to eat, drink or use the lavatory if you fly private. This is because instead of sharing a large, cramped cabin with strangers from all over the world, flying private provides the added assurance that everyone on the passenger manifest is personal guest. You can feel more comfortable to openly discuss their travel itineraries and any recent illnesses.
8) Fewer passengers make private jet easier to clean and disinfect
With the outbreak of the pandemic, most travellers are worried about the hygiene with flying commercial airlines. While the National Institutes of Health and World Health Organization have provided guidance on routine cleaning schedules for all types of aircraft, private jets are generally in the air less often and transporting fewer passengers than the most commercial aircrafts. These variables make the logistics of cleaning the aircraft easier to manage, with fewer possibilities for cross-contamination.
9) More flexible luggage weight limit
Do you remember the last time you had to re-pack your luggage at the check in counter and pay an extra fee for exceeding the weight limit? You will have more freedom in regards to your luggage weight limit when flying private jet. There are also less restrictions on private jets than in the commercial flights.
10) The future of travel trend
The demand for private jet charter has increased due to the outbreak of the pandemic. Industry experts believe that the future of long-haul flying will be less than pre-pandemic, city pairs will be limited, cost and time of travel will also increase. In November 2020, IATA forecasted that although the overall performance on airline industry will be 2021 than 2020, 2021 will still be another tough year for the airline industry. However, as hygiene and health will continue to be top of mind, private jet travel is expected to be the rising trend even after the restoration of business activities.
Sources: IATA, Google