Every day, almost 3 million passengers hit the skies. Air travel is more popular and accessible than ever, and many people take advantage of it.
There are many fantastic options for travel on commercial planes, but these planes aren’t always pleasant experiences. They can be crowded, uncomfortable, delayed, and otherwise inconvenient. They’re not great for important business flights or relaxing private trips.
This is why some people choose to book private jets. They’re comfortable, relaxing, and great for people with specific needs.
But what should you consider before booking? Let’s talk about it.
1. Number of Passengers
First and foremost, it’s important for you to take note of how many people you plan to put on your private jet. When you rent private jets, they’re not all the same size. They have different capacities for both passengers and luggage.
Know how many people will be flying with you to choose the right-sized jet. Have at least a vague headcount before you book your private jet. It’s almost always better to over-estimate than under-estimate so you don’t find out later that you have to find different travel options because you have too many people coming with you.
Again, luggage is also important here. Even if there’s enough space for your passengers, make sure that there’s enough room for everyone to bring their belongings.
Check if the jet allows pets if you’re traveling with them. While many private jets have no problem with well-behaved animal companions, it’s always better to be safe rather than sorry.
Private jets can be expensive. Make sure the cost fits your budget and includes all fees like fuel, landing, and possible overnight charges.
When people rent business private jets, those jets are business expenses. If you’re renting one for an employee or on behalf of your employer, make sure to check your budget first.
If you’re confused by the pricing, don’t be afraid to reach out with any questions. A representative will be happy to go over all available packages and costs with you.
3. Distance and Destination
Where are you going on your private jet? As with all types of transportation, you need to have a general idea of the distance that you’re traveling when you initially try to book your flight.
Consider how far you’re traveling and if the jet can reach your desired destination without refueling. Different jets have different flight ranges! It’s best if you don’t have to stop and refuel mid-trip.
Some jets can fly longer distances without stopping. Check if the jet’s range matches your approximate flight duration.
4. Amenities and Features
Private jets offer various amenities, many of which are similar to those on standard passenger planes. Often, you get first-class treatment on a private jet!
Decide what you need. Some people need to have Wi-Fi, especially if they’re flying for business or flying with children that need entertainment.
Most people want the luxury of comfortable seating, especially if they’re flying longer distances. Of course, most people want an available restroom (which may not be an option on some smaller and older jets).
Consider your must-haves and discuss them with a representative from the company to make sure that they can meet your needs.
5. Crew and Service
Who is going to be tending to you and the other passengers on your flight? This is an important thing to ask when you’re planning to book private jet transportation. Always ask about the crew.
Consider the crew’s experience and the level of service you expect during the flight. If there are any additional staff members you need to have on a flight, don’t be afraid to ask if they’re available.
6. Cancellation Policy
When you’re planning a trip, sometimes things don’t go exactly to plan. People have to cancel, people get sick, poor weather gets in the way, and so on. So many factors could cause you to change your plans!
Understand the cancellation policy in case your plans have to change. Remember that these policies are in place to protect the flight company. If you have to reschedule (rather than cancel), they may be able to work with you.
No one ever wants to cancel a trip, but sometimes things happen. Always hope for the best, but anticipate any potential setbacks or hurdles.
7. Airport Access
Where are you going to board your jet?
Private jets can use smaller airports, which can save you time. You may not have to go to the same large airport that houses all of the passenger planes from major airlines. This can help you avoid crowds, and in some cases, long wait times and long drives.
Confirm the airports the jet can use for departure and arrival before you confirm your trip. It would be awfully inconvenient if there was nowhere near your destination for the plane to land!
8. Ideal Flight Times
When you book a private jet, you have more flexibility when it comes to your flight time. Are you the type of traveler who loves a red-eye flight? Do you like to sleep on a plane and arrive at your destination first thing in the morning, ready to go?
Perhaps you prefer a more leisurely afternoon trip so you’re already well-rested when you board.
While there may be some restrictions around flight times, you have options. Talk to a representative from the company to find a time that works best for you and your crew.
Consider These Things Before You Book Private Jets
Getting ready to book private jets for your next trip? It’s so exciting to experience the luxury of a private flight experience when you’re used to standard passenger planes, but you need to make sure that you’re considering every potential factor before you commit to a jet!
If you keep these things in mind while booking, we’re sure you’ll have a fantastic flight experience on your private jet.
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