Time is money when it comes to business, and booking a private plane charter may be able to help you save some of both. Business executives are always on the lookout to improve their time management, and to do this effectively, it helps to understand where your time goes.
A recent Harvard Research study found that at least 10% of a CEO’s day is spent traveling, which comes out to about 2.4 hours. During these travels, most CEOs agree that they can’t afford not to leverage this time wisely. This means they need reliable communication and connectivity with no gaps in coverage, flexibility in scheduling, and plenty of privacy to do their best work.
If you’ve flown private before, you already know that a private plane charter checks all the boxes for productive travel, including the following:
1. Take Advantage of On-Board Connectivity
In 2019, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a private jet that doesn’t connect you to the internet. Ongoing connectivity has become par for the course, allowing CEOs and other high-level executives to continue working with little to no interruptions.
2. Spend Less Time on the Ground
According to the Harvard study, CEOs spend roughly 53% of their time away from company headquarters. Travel accounts for a large part of your off-site time, and it’s important you’re able to make it as productive as possible.
However, commercial air travel simply isn’t conducive to productivity. When you think about arriving at the airport two hours early, standing in security lines, waiting to board the plane (and waiting for everyone else to board, too), and then figuring out next steps once you land, you’ve spent several hours of your time on the ground that didn’t allow you to take care of business.
For comparison, private plane charters allow you to go straight from your car to your plane in seconds so you can begin working right away. There’s no need to arrive hours ahead of schedule and no lines to stand in, giving you the green light to focus on your work instead of crowds, parking, and arguing with TSA over shampoo bottles that are too big for a carry-on.
Even better, most private plane charters use smaller airports, which may shorten your travel time to the airport. You have more travel flexibility than you would flying commercial, so take advantage of the airport that’s the closest rather than the one that’s the biggest.
3. Work in Privacy and Comfort
It’s not easy to take care of business when your seat neighbor is constantly looking over your shoulder. If you’re working with sensitive company data, such as proprietary information or financials, the last thing you want to do is bring your work into the open for all to see.
Instead, the only passengers on board your private plane charter are the ones you invite. There’s no need to hide what you’re doing or fear that something critical will be leaked to the public. There’s also less noise to pull your focus, so you can do your best work on your terms.
4. Avoid or Reduce Jet Lag Symptoms
By definition, jet lag refers to the feeling of getting out of your body’s natural “clock” when you travel across time zones. For example, if you fly from New York to Los Angeles, your body is three hours ahead of the local time, which means you may feel inclined to go to bed before most of the locals have had dinner.
We covered the effects of jet lag in a previous blog post and explored how a private plane charter can help to fight or eliminate the effects. Briefly, you may be able to adjust faster to local conditions because of the increased comfort, ability to sleep on board, better cabin pressure and altitude, and less overall stress during the trip.
5. Enjoy Greater Scheduling Flexibility
Your private air charter leaves on your terms, so there’s never any fear of missing an important meeting, missing your flight, or having your flight canceled altogether. You’re in control of the schedule and can book your flight around your calendar, not the other way around. This level of flexibility is by far one of the biggest boosts to productivity that makes the experience invaluable.
Access Jet Group is a leader in private air charter and caters to the business executive community. We know the value of flying private for business and consistently go above and beyond our client’s expectations for arranging air travel, exploring aircraft options, and providing you the best value for your time and money. Contact our team today for more information on pricing and reservations.