Private Jets Q and A
Private jets are the ultimate sign of luxury in the aviation world.
Having your own team to tend to your every need as your cross the Atlantic on one of these luxury jets - customer service is second to none.
Got a jet card? Even better.
Before you go ahead and book one of these fantastic flights, you may have some questions.
Pricing? Availability? The flight team? Navigation? And Safety?
We cover them all down below!
Aviation on the whole is a safe way to travel. Taking a private jet is safer than using a commercial airline.
Firstly, the people on board the flight are vetted. A broker booking the flight will speak to the passengers and know more about them than if they were flying commercial.
The crew and team will be totally vetted and their qualifications will be known.
On top of that, every crew member will know your requirements & options, even if you've never flown with them before.
Finally, safety checks.
A private jet doesn't have the turnaround time a commercial plane does. This means there is a lot more time for safety checks - don't just take our word for it.
Records show that private aviation companies have their own safety records, which are often much higher than commercial airlines. After all, private charter jets wants to stand out and safety is a huge plus.
Using a private jet is usually quicker. This obviously depends on the model of the jet.
A private jet will also fly at a greater altitude than the commercial planes, this means they often miss the turbulence and weather too - leading to a much smoother flight.
A client may use a jet often enough that they benefit from having an aviation jet card so save on prices.
Private planes and jets are shorter than airplanes so they don't require the same amount of runway space.
This means you have access to five times the number of airports, totally opening up your travel plans.
Let's take the United States. Commercial planes can land at 550 airports, whereas jet charter planes have access to more than 5,000!
The pilots and crews are all vetted thoroughly.
A private jet tends to be newer than commercial planes so they have the latest technology, which is safer.
A smaller jet is able to fly at a higher altitude, often above the stormy weather, and can avoid a lot of turbulence this way too.
Yes, providing the aircraft has the range, then international travel is there to be taken advantage of.
There is no better way to cross the Atlantic than via jet charter, with customer service better than anything in First Class!
Immigration is still the same process.
This varies and it's best to seek advice from the team handling your booking.
However, it's common to allow liquids on, and they aren't usually restricted to 100ml of each.
Pets can be allowed on board too - again but sure to check!
Air carriers want all passengers to be safe so if in doubt, it's always best to check. Though you do get a lot more freedom on a private jet charter.
No. As everybody knows who will be traveling, you don't need to go through security gates.
Private aviation flights are all about convenience and the customer experience.
You're likely to be traveling with friends, family, or clients so it's not needed in the same way.
If you are taking a private jet charter on a domestic flight then you don't need to use a passport. Though you will need some form of identification.
For international flights, you will need to use your passport.
The range of the aircraft will determine if it is one that can go across the Atlantic.
In aviation terms, the jet will need to be able to fly 3,500 miles.
Availability will vary, as will pilots so it's always best to check in with our team.
Private jet charter aircraft have a better power to weight ratio when compared to commercial aircraft. This allows them to reach great heights and this makes them popular in the aviation world.
Something which is a big consideration for commercial aircraft is pressurizing cabins, a smaller private jet cabin can be pressurized much more easily.
Aviation flights at higher altitudes also avoid bad weather.
There is also the fact that there are few flights above 40,000 ft, meaning that private aircraft are able to take more direct routes, at a greater speed and more safely!
You can on some private jet charter flights.
Services will differ and the charter company will have its own rules so worth checking before you book your flight.
Turbulence is something clients worry about when considering a jet charter service.
However, a charter flight will reach greater heights, often above the weather so as to avoid turbulence.
Pilots of private aircraft can usually change the navigation they use to best avoid adverse weather too.
A private flight has greater options about which airport they can land at. Pilots don't need big runways.
Private flight services mean that you can land at a smaller, often city-based airport, speeding up your overall journey time.
You can land a private jet charter at a military base or private airport unless agreed upon prior or in the case of an emergency.
A private jet charter operator may club together with another one and pay to rent out a hanger together. This reduces the overall price and becomes an affordable cost.
Others may choose to store their jets outside, though a better price, not the best way as the condition of the jet can deteriorate.
A client may choose to store their aircraft in a private hanger. Pricing for this comes in at the greatest cost but it does usually allow you to perform maintenance in the hanger or even store a replacement aircraft.