Everyone hates a long layover. Even under the best conditions, passengers on long-distance commercial flights may still be subjected to two-or-three lengthy stops in other airports before they finally reach their destination. And, as everyone knows, the current public health situation means that conditions are far from ideal. As a result, it makes sense that many people may need to find a new way to complete a long-distance trip without booking a seat on a commercial flight with several layovers. If you need to make a trans-continental flight, but don’t want to deal with the crowds, delays, and uncertainty that comes with commercial flights, then this blog post is for you. Here, we’ll explore some of the best private jet options available to you right now and answer once and for all: which private jets have the longest range?
When most people think of a private jet, they probably envision a plane that can accommodate ten or so guests. While many private jets do fit this description, it is also possible for customers to rent what essentially amounts to a commercial airliner for their own private use. Indeed, some large capacity airliners for rent offer seating for 300+ passengers. These aircraft are typically used for transporting large groups of people like sports teams, corporate gatherings, or large family reunions. The good news in terms of range is that large capacity airliners can travel very long distances without refueling. For instance, some versions of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner can travel over 9,000 miles –– or 17 hours –– without stopping.
Similarly, customers who want the long-range capabilities of a large-capacity airliner but who have fewer guests to manage, may decide to opt for a VIP airliner. Though these planes are perfectly suited for trans-continental flights, they hold significantly fewer people –– around nineteen at maximum.
Long Range & Heavy Jets
Of course, you don’t have to rent out an airliner in order to lock in a long-distance flight. There are a number of private jets designed for flights over five hours long and 2,000 miles in distance. On that note, super midsize jets are ideal for coast-to-coast trips in the range of several thousand miles and/or five-to-six hours long. So if you need to go from LA to Boston, a super midsize jet could be the way to go.
For even longer trips –– international and transcontinental flights –– passengers should consider long-range and heavy jets. Generally speaking, large heavy jets are capable of completing trips up to around 12 hours in length and 6,000 miles in distance. To name a specific example, the Gulfstream 450 Charter long-range jet can hold up to 14 passengers and boasts a range of approximately 5,000 miles. You can learn more about this plane and its unique features by checking out this blog post.
Finding the Right Flight
At Access Jet Group, we understand that many of our customers need direct flights to far away locations, and that often, time is of the essence. However, there’s no need to pay for a bigger and potentially more expensive plane than you and your group need. Thankfully, our service is tailored to your needs and preferences. We have access to a versatile fleet of high-quality aircraft that can handle a wide range of travel distances. We’ll help you find on-demand flying solutions without any membership fees, long-term contracts, or expiration dates.
We understand that COVID-19 has affected the airline industry and the travel plans of millions in a substantial way, which is why we’re taking every precaution to ensure the safety, wellness, and comfort of our passengers. You can learn more about how we’re striving to meet the moment here. When you’re ready to rent a private plane for your next trip, contact us to get started.