Owning an aircraft can be expensive. That’s why many companies choose private plane charter in the first place, allowing them to avoid the hefty costs of ownership while enjoying all the benefits of private air travel.
Traveling via private jet is a preferred way to travel for many reasons: you get more leg room and better views. Your experience is tailored to your needs and preferences. You can bring your family and pets along for the ride, or your entire entourage of business executives. And, you get to be the envy of all your friends and colleagues (there’s nothing wrong with bragging rights, right?)
But aside from the obvious perks, business executives choose a private plane charter for its numerous time-saving advantages. Time is money in the business world, and a private jet can help you maximize both.
Take a look at seven ways savvy corporations leverage private jets to save time, money, and plenty of frustration:
1. You’re In Control of Your Schedule
When you need to travel from New York to Shanghai, Los Angeles to London, or even Seattle to Miami, your personal assistant goes to work in putting together the pieces of your travel puzzle. “There’s a flight leaving a 5:30 am tomorrow morning, so you’ll have to wake up early. Then you’ll have a two-hour layover before you can board your next flight.”
It’s a common, frustratingly wasteful scenario that too many executives can relate to. But with a private plane charter, you can skip the hassle of inconvenient travel and fly to your destination on your own terms. Your flight leaves when you say so, and it will never leave without you. You can better plan your office time, meetings, and other to-do’s around your travel schedule to maximize your work day, and leave all the hassle of planning behind.
2. You Can Get Closer to Your Final Destination
Many times, business travelers aren’t able to choose the airport they fly into. Their intended destination may be two hours away! This is a major productivity killer, plus it adds a layer of complexity for arranging ground transportation.
Commercial airliners can access about 1,500 airports around the world, but private jets can land at about 5,000 airports. With access to hard to reach destinations, you can more than triple your travel options and get closer to your final destination.
3. It’s More Conducive to Work
Let’s talk about privacy for a moment. On a commercial airliner, privacy simply doesn’t exist. You’re squeezed into a tiny row of seats with a tiny tray for your computer or papers and nearly no leg room to speak of. This is not a comfortable way to work, and most executives can’t afford to have several hours of downtime when traveling from one airport to the next.
Private jets don’t just offer bigger seats and more elbow and leg room, but they also provide larger work surfaces that make it easy to work in the air.
4. You Can Avoid the Hassle of Commercial Airports
Commercial airports aren’t always business-friendly. Standing in long security lines, paying extra to check your bags, and pushing your way to the terminal eats into your work day, and that time could be better spent on revenue-generating activities.
Private jets usually fly into smaller airports that make it easy to go from the car to the staircase in seconds, not hours.
5. You Don’t Have to Worry About Missing Connecting Flights
If you’ve ever missed a connecting flight due to delays or crowds, you know what a pain it can be to get back on track. Taking a private jet means staying on the same plane until you reach your destination (in some cases, you may have to stop to refuel). You’ll never miss your flight again.
6. Travel to Multiple Cities in Record Time
Business executives often seem like they’re in several places at once, and while that seems impossible, there’s some truth to it. Those business executives have perfected the art of private air travel. They leverage plane charters to help them visit multiple cities in a short time period, even visiting three or more locations in a single day and still making it home for dinner.
That’s because your plane works around your schedule, not the other way around. You can go from New York to Miami for a one-hour meeting, then fly to Nashville for another meeting, then be back in New York before your secretary leaves for the day. It might just be the closest thing to time travel you’ll ever experience.
7. Change Plans on Short Notice with Ease
If there’s one constant in the business world, it’s that plans change. Meetings get moved or cancelled. New priorities pop up that have to be taken care of. It happens.
Unfortunately, commercial airlines can be very unforgiving. They’re not going to hold a flight for you because you got held up in a meeting for an extra 30 minutes. They likely won’t rearrange your travel plans without charging you an exorbitant fee. And they certainly don’t drop everything they’re doing to prioritize your needs.
You’ll save more time with a private plane charter because of the travel flexibility it offers. Our team at Access Jet Group can help you rearrange flights with very little notice so you can always feel confident about your trip.
How much is your time worth to you? At Access Jet Group, we understand your business requires you to be everywhere at once, which is why we’re dedicated to valuing your time just as much as you do. We work with you to develop an ideal travel itinerary that fits your needs and lifestyle, so you can ditch the guesswork and leave the planning to us. Contact our team today to start planning your next trip on your terms!