Must Know Tips for Flying Private

Must Know Tips for Flying Private

The demand for flying private keeps increasing as more people opt for private jet charters for business and leisure. This is making the private jets more limited as operators become more selective. Although there was a lag in tourism from other countries to the US in 2017, more Americans have been using private jets within the US.

In spite of these numbers, not many people are informed about private jets. If you want to know more about flying private, here are some important tips:

You Don’t Need to Be Rich

Contrary to what you might think, you do not need to own a private jet to fly in one. Actually, most of the people who fly in private jets do not own them. Because a round trip on a private jet can cost as little as six thousand dollars, you can take your family on a private jet tour.

However, for light jets, the average cost of chartering is about 3000 dollars per hour, which means that you can get to your destination and back. If you book the flight for two hours a day, you can go from New York to Washington DC and back. Although this private jet prices are higher than flying first class, you do not have to be a millionaire to enjoy a private jet.

When looking for something cheaper than a private jet, you can opt for empty leg flights, which are much cheaper.

More Flexibility

If commercial flights cancel their trips because of bad weather, you can opt to fly private, especially if you have to get to your destination quickly. With flight paths, schedules, and airport selections that are more flexible, you can change your plans at the drop of a hat when flying private. You can either wait for the flights to resume their normal schedule or fly private.

Smooth Pre-Flight Arrangements

When you charter a private jet, you will get to avoid all the hassles of productivity blackouts, crowded airports, and tiresome security checks. Half of the services that private jets offer are done from airports that do not have infrequent flight services. This means that your pre-flight arrangements will go smoothly if you charter a plane.

Unlike the commercial airlines that adjust their flight schedules to satisfy their needs, you can fly whenever you want when you opt for private planes. Their services are designed to make your experience much better and more personalized, which means that you can get to your destination much faster.

Faster Trips

A private jet is tied to the same hubs and spoke networks that commercial airlines use. As long as you fuel up your jet before taking off, you can go directly to your destination without stopping anywhere unless you want to stop. This direct flying will save you a lot of time, especially if you need to be somewhere faster.

Moreover, private jets fly faster and higher than commercial flights. With the extra flexibility that private jets offer, they can avoid diverse weather and capture better winds.

Limit Your Luggage

Must Know Tips for Flying Private

You might think that if you spend more money on your flight, you might be allowed to bring more luggage on your trip. However, that is not the case because many private jets have weight limits due to compartment door sizes. A small jet will fit about seven roll on suitcases, which means that if you are traveling with friends and family, you should reduce your luggage.

If you are flying private for the first time, you should know that your schedule in flexible, so it is up to you to rush the flight.

This is a contribution from one of our contributing writers.


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