Most people have flown commercial at some point in their lives, but flying private brings a whole different experience. There are a few things that first timers will want to keep in mind regarding their private jet charter, and even seasoned fliers will want to refresh themselves on what to expect from the experience.
Here is our top advice on what you need to know before you choose a private jet charter:
1. Review aircraft seating capacity and range
Not all private air charter options are created equal. Though you can expect a greater degree of comfort and luxury, aircraft can vary in seating capacity, amenities, and even the distance they can go before refueling.
You’ll need to base your aircraft option on where you need to go and how many people are going with you. Once you narrow your focus, you can explore the options that fit your criteria and make a more informed decision.
2. Ask about blackout dates.
Some air travel providers may have blackout dates at certain points in the year that could interfere with your trip. These blackout dates are often at peak times, such as the end of year holiday season. This is more common with aircraft sharing programs, where members who have a larger share or more hours get priority when booking air travel.
With Access Jet Group, you don’t have to worry about blackout dates affecting your travel plans. Because of our expansive network with jet owners and partners around the world, we’re better positioned to help you book a private jet charter that fits your needs.
3. Know the security procedures ahead of time.
Airport security isn’t quite the same on a private flight, but it does still exist. Travelers prepare differently for security on a private jet than they do when flying commercial. For starters, the line to go through security is nonexistent (in most cases). The FBOs (fixed base operators) where you depart are significantly less crowded than large commercial airports. You go through the security checkpoint in record time, but even if it did take you as long as a commercial flight, you never have to worry about your flight leaving without you.
As an added bonus, you can bring full sized bathroom products on your flight rather than sticking to the 3 ounce rule of commercial flights.
4. Keep your point of contact handy.
Just like commercial flights, your travel plans may suddenly change. Maybe you need to delay your departure, or perhaps you need to hire a car service or change your overnight accommodations. Whatever the issue, the pilot is not the person you should be talking to.
Make sure you keep your air charter broker contact information available at all times. Our team works around the clock every day of the year to help you mitigate travel issues and enjoy your experience.
Ready to book your private jet charter? Access Jet Group is standing by. Contact us today for pricing and reservation information.