4 Things to Consider When Choosing a Private Flight
You probably already know that a chartered flight is the best way to get anywhere. A business charter jet allows you and the people on your team to work efficiently even while in the air and save time and money on the ground. If you charter a private jet, you are also guaranteed a comfortable and flexible travel situation. But when you charter a private jet, how do you decide which private jet you should choose?
Understanding Cabin Size
One of the first considerations before you charter a private jet is the size of the aircraft in question. There are light jets, midsize jets, large jets, and several sizes in between. The lightest jets can fit only about four to seven passengers, depending on the configuration of the seats. If there only two or three of you in your party, you can be sure there’s room for you on a light jet; but if you have five or six people you’ll want to call ahead and make sure that the seat configuration will fit all of you.
Understanding Luggage Space
The size of the jet speaks to more than just how many people can fit in the cabin. It also affects how much luggage you can take. Again, if you only have a couple people you’ll probably be fine. If you’re maxing out a light jet’s capacity in the cabin, you’ll also need to call ahead and find out about luggage weights and possible restrictions. Of course, if there’s not enough luggage space in a light jet it’s always possible to charter a private flight on a bigger aircraft.
Understanding Refueling Stops
Another consideration when it comes to the size of the jet you rent will be how often it has to stop to refuel. Because most jet charters charge for taxiing and the amount of time taxiing takes, as well as for each stop (because of the amount of fuel burnt up at every landing and takeoff), every fuel stop will add a significant fee to your final price. This means if you want to fly a fairly long distance you might want to go ahead and charter up.
Understanding Headwinds and Altitude
Because of the realities of physics, certain sizes of jet and jet’s of certain weights are going to be restricted about when and where they can fly. Some will need a particular type of headwind or tailwind. Some will require certain conditions at the airport in order to go in and out. Some will have elevation restrictions that can make the ride bumpier or longer if you are caught up in commercial air traffic lanes.
Private jet flight is justly known for its many amenities. When you charter a private flight, you can expect it to be more comfortable and convenient than taking a commercial flight. That being said, every private jet experience is different depending on the company you choose and the type of jet you need. The larger jet, the more room there is to provide amenities. If you want to charter a private jet as economically as possible, you should expect fewer amenities.
Why Charter a Private Jet?
Though there are a number of considerations to bear in mind when chartering a private jet, one thing remains true: it’s the best choice. Any private jet will have a far greater choice of airports than a commercial flight. Private jets take off on your schedule, not someone else’s. There are no long waits at security or invasive screenings in order to get on your private jet flight. And because a private jet can normally fly outside the commercial lanes and go in and out of more airports, you can expect your private jet charter to get you there a lot more quickly than a private flight.
There are a lot of good reasons to charter a private jet. To prepare for your charter, think carefully about how many people you need to take, where they need to go, how much luggage you need to bring with you, and how important it is to you to have certain amenities. Then you’ll be able to make the right choice for you among private flight choices.