Flying with your family can be a completely different (and sometimes stressful) experience compared to flying solo. From flying while pregnant to bringing along a newborn baby or even your family pet, Access Jet Group has you covered with some of the best tips and practices to improve the journey.
More than 25% of our flights are arranged for families, and we like to think we’re pros at helping you get from Point A to Point B in the most luxurious, comfortable, and yes, stress-free way possible.
Use our FAQs when planning your next family getaway so you can enjoy the trip and leave traditional hassles on the ground:
Q: At what age does my child need his or her own seat on a private jet?
A: The regulation for private jets is the same as commercial airlines for children. A baby can travel on your lap up until the age of two years old. From age two onwards it is required by law that he or she has their own seat. You may prefer to take a child seat or booster seat with you for comfort, or Access Jet Group can arrange to have this in place prior to your charter arrival.
In addition, many private jets have reclining seats and larger jets have full size beds on board to ensure that you and your child can relax and sleep in maximum comfort on board your Access Jet Group private charter.
Q: Can I arrange on-board entertainment for my child on a private jet?
A: The short answer: absolutely! Most private jets have on-board entertainment systems, with latest models offering the most advanced viewing and communication solutions for VIP customers and their children. Access Jet Group can arrange for a wide selection of DVDS and music according to you and your child’s specific preferences. We can also arrange for books and toys to be waiting on board that will ensure a relaxing journey with your child.
Most children also love the excitement of meeting their pilot up close and visiting the flight deck – this is not something they can do on a commercial flight! We’ll help you not only provide a comfortable experience, but also a wow-worthy flight they won’t soon forget.
Q: Can you provide special private jet catering to suit my family’s tastes?
A: Yes! Private jet catering is bespoke to customer requirements, and Access Jet Group can arrange for any special preferences or tastes that your child will enjoy the most. We can also provide specialist catering if your child has any food allergies or intolerances, or if you and your family have specific religious requirements.
Q: Can my pet ride in the cabin with us?
A: Traveling with pets can add a layer of complexity to your travels, but we do our best to accommodate ALL passengers, including our four-legged ones. See our guide on traveling by private jet with your pets.
Q: What can I do to prepare my child for their first private jet flight?
A: The first flight can be a wonderful experience for kids and may even set the tone for all future flights. The best thing you can do for your child is to tell them ahead of time what to expect, starting with the arrival at the airport. Talk to them about cabin etiquette, how long the flight will be, what they can and can’t do while on board or during takeoff and landing, and other details that can help them relax and enjoy the experience.
For more information on traveling with your family, contact Access Jet Group for guidance and travel planning.