Private aviation is something a surprising number of businesses, professionals, and individuals seeking to travel for pleasure dismiss out of hand as too expensive. While it is true that the overall upfront costs of private jet charters is more expensive than first-class accommodation on commercial airlines, there are some distinct charter jet benefits that may actually tip the economic scales in favor of private business jets instead. Consider these factors before you rule out private jet charters for your business.
Time is money. This is one of the truest statements in the world of business and probably one that you have used more than once. Unlike money, that comes and goes, though, time can never be made up. Once it is gone it can never be recovered.
Commercial flights take a lot of time. Checking in, being screened, waiting, delayed flights, and layovers all add wasted time to the trip – not to mention the time that is wasted, with little or no business productivity. Depending on how many employees are taking the flight, these wasted hours can add up to huge expenses for your business.
Private jet charters require as little as 15 minutes to check in and get the flight underway. But the real benefits kick in during the flight. These jets are designed for business travel. They have all the resources you need to take care of work during the flight. In fact, some professionals find they are more productive while flying on private jets than they are in the office because there are fewer interruptions.
Flexible Landing Locations
This could be considered a bonus time saver. Private aviation offers businesses access to hundreds of small regional airports in the U.S. and around the world that commercial flights have no access to. Most passengers landing at major airports still have to drive a considerable amount of time after the exhaustion of the commercial flight to reach their intended destination. Private jets can land at smaller airports that are typically much closer to the intended final destination of the traveler.
When it comes to conducting business or even just relaxing before a major business meeting or presentation, nothing beats private charter jets – not first-class by a long margin. With first-class seating, there are still passengers around you, flight attendants, children, noise, and unfamiliar passengers. It is difficult to get comfortable and taking care of important tasks for commercial aviation is not the most propitious environment for conducting business.
Landing locations are not the only way private jets are flexible. Scheduling is another important area of flexibility for private charter jets. First, private charters are available on your timetable rather than the airlines’. This means you can plan your trips for early morning, late afternoon, or even during the middle of the night so you can sleep all the way to your destination.
Additionally, though, if you need to depart early or are running late, the private jet is waiting for you. That is something airlines cannot do to accommodate a business meeting that ran over or any other emergency that comes along – no matter that you are flying first-class. Even route changes are possible in many situations. These are things Sherpa Report lists as critical factors to consider in the private jet cost debate.
This is perhaps the only area where first-class flights may have a slight edge – but only on smaller private jets like turboprops, light jets, and smaller business jets. Otherwise, most super-mid business jets and heavy jets provide superior, luxurious space in roomy cabins. These aircraft offer roomier cabins with far less people sharing limited space inside.
One other area where private jet charters far exceed first-class flights on most major airlines is personal service. While service is far better for first-class flyers than those in business class or coach, it is still divided between many other passengers. On private jets, you and the group you bring with you are the only ones getting undivided attention from a flight crew trained to anticipate and meet your needs.
Call Presidential Aviation today and let us show you the luxurious, time, and money saving benefits of private jet charters. We are ready to answer any questions you may have and schedule your private jet charter.