What to Expect When You Fly Private
If you’re new to flying on a chartered or private plane, you might have some questions about what the experience is like. What should you expect from a private flight?
The good news is that private flights can be the best air travel experience you can have. When you fly private, you can expect no security lines, no baggage check-in, and no waiting for hours in the terminal. You can also expect comfort, privacy, and flying on your own schedule. Flying private means having your flight and travel catered to your needs, whether you desire efficiency or luxury or both.
Passengers choose to fly private for a variety of reasons. Some executives fly private for the practicality of visiting two business locations in one morning, while others choose to fly by a private plane for the luxury. The privacy of a charter plane is another reason many executives choose this type of travel
Better than First Class
While everyone agrees that first class is better than economy flying, the perks of first class cannot compete with flying via a charter plane. When you choose a private jet flight experience, you are in control of your schedule and experience. In fact, the jet company will consult you on your every need from flight plan to specific diet wishes.
Although private planes fly at the same speed as commercial planes, your trip will seem shorter because you won’t have to arrive two hours before your flight to wait in lines. Private jets also have a shorter check-in time and tarmac time, which will further reduce the total time needed for your flight. This time savings is a big benefit for busy executives.
When your private jet takes off from a private airport, you’ll also have ramp access with your car which means you can drive right up to your airplane. Your luggage is moved from car to plane, and once that’s done, you take off. There are fewer reasons for any delays at the airport, so your flight experience is smoother and more efficient.
Private Jet Seating
During your flight, nothing beats the luxury of leather recliners with plenty of leg room for your flight. Most seats can be modified on the jets, so let your crew know if you would like to take advantage of this feature. For example, if you plan to sleep on your private flight, make sure to ask for a seat that is deep-recline or request “fill-in mattresses,” which are basically seats that form beds out of facing seats.
You can also request a seating area for a business meeting or something fun like a poker game. Your private jet experience offers the flexibility to meet your needs.
Experienced Private Jet Pilots and Crew
The United States government dictates the professional standards that both private and commercial pilots must meet. A private jet pilot and crew are attached to a specific aircraft and know everything about that vehicle. This high level of expertise ensures that you are in capable hands throughout your flight.
While most private jet planes have a crew that includes a pilot, co-pilot, and flight attendant, you can request additional crew or special personnel such as a bartender or secretary if desired. Discuss your objectives with your flight company and they can provide a flight crew that best meets your needs.
While there are no baggage restrictions on a private flight, you are limited by the fact that everything you bring must be able to fit onboard. A smaller jet may only be able to accommodate so much luggage. If you know that you’ll need to travel with certain equipment or some other necessity that could be a challenge to stow, be sure to notify your flight company.
If you wish, you can travel with firearms on a private flight. But you are required to unload the firearms and give them to the flight attendant to stow during the flight.
Food and Drink Choices
Private charter jets offer the opportunity to be really creative with your eating and drinking options. Most private jet caterers provide passengers with an extensive menu of options—anything from sushi to bagels. You can also choose all organic ingredients or have your food options to follow a specific diet. Another option is to request catering from nearby restaurants for your luxury flight.
Your options for drinks are equally flexible based on your own needs and the kind of flight you want. As with food, you can have specific drink options available if you notify your flight crew.
If you decide that you want entertainment while in flight, just ask. A private charter jet can accommodate special requests for music, live entertainment, games, and more. Just inform your jet company what you want during your flight.
Flying private means flying how you want. You build the expectations for your private flight experience. If you are ready to schedule your next private charter jet, reach out to Jet the World at 1 (888) 538-7603.