Long delays related to airport screening have caused more than 70,000 missed flights from one major airline alone in 2016 alone with 40,000 checked bags according to a recent Reuters report. Unfortunately, these are not isolated cases. Other airlines and airports are experiencing similar results from the TSA with long wait times leading to missed flights, misdirected luggage, and other problems. It has become a public relations nightmare for the TSA and created a social media firestorm of epic proportions.
The TSA has been given the tall order of providing protection for safe transport of people and goods throughout the country. You will find TSA screening checkpoints for commercial flights in most major and regional airports. That is not the case, though, for private jet traffic, which makes private jet charters an attractive alternative for people seeking to avoid long TSA wait times.
Avoiding the TSA when Traveling
The best way to avoid the TSA for your travels is to choose alternatives that do not require you to take scheduled flights. This includes travel by automobile, by train, or flying by private jet. The problem with cars and cruises is that they are slow methods of travel – much slower than aircraft.
The good news is that you no longer have to own your own private jet and pay for your own pilots and crew to have the benefit of private jet travel. You can fly on-demand jet charter by scheduling a private jet charter trip to your destination as needed. This is an ideal option for many business and pleasure travelers who wish to avoid long TSA wait times and risk arriving at their destinations late.
Private jet travel allows you to leave from small domestic airports, regional airports, and major airports alike without going through the standard long screening process. You avoid the major terminals altogether and get first class service all the way.
For some, private jet costs are a deterrent, which is why checking into empty leg flights presents viable option. Empty leg flights occur when someone books a one-way flight with a private charter company. The return leg of the flight would be a loss for the charter company if it returns empty so the company offers deeply discounted rates for the return “leg” of the journey.
You get all the benefits of a private jet charter flight, such as the ability to show up minutes before your departure, flexible scheduling, and a beyond-first-class service, without the hassle of long security lines.
Call Presidential Aviation today to learn more about how we can help you avoid long TSA wait lines by flying private aviation.