More people than ever are taking private jet charters to get from place to place.

By 2027, the private jet industry is expected to be worth nearly $37 billion. This growth is fueled by the luxury and convenience that a trip on a private jet provides. When you consider the ease with which you can travel on private jets, it really is a no-brainer for those who can afford it.

If you’re looking at a private jet charter, whether for business or pleasure, there are a few important things you should know. In this post, we’re going to tell you what those are so that you have the best possible private jet experience.

Whether this is your first private jet charter or you’re a seasoned user of private jets, keep reading, and we’ll make sure you take flight in comfort and style.

1. Choose the Right Private Jet Company

The first thing you’ll want to think about is which private jet company you’re going to fly with. There are around 15,000 private jets in the country, so picking the right charter plays a huge role in how your experience will unfold.

Start like you would when seeking out any service – perform a Google search. Find the top private jet charter options that are accessible to you and go through the ratings and reviews to find out which are great compared to the ones that are just good. When you’re shelling out money for a jet, you want the experience to be exceptional.

Reviews can tell you a lot about the planes themselves, as well as the flight crew and the captain. They’re especially good for answering questions or concerns you may have about a given company. 

When you’re ready, you can reach out to a few different charter companies to find out more. There are a few essential things you should be finding out in your research – pilot qualifications, aircraft safety ratings, maintenance schedules, and the types of aircraft they have in their fleet.

Consider your needs and choose the company that best fits them. At Presidential Aviation, we have a large fleet of planes of various sizes. We’re also at the top of the industry when it comes to safety and maintenance, so you can always trust that we’ll get you where you need to go safely.

2. Educate Yourself About Jet Charter Etiquette

When you’re flying on a private jet for the first time, there’s a lot you need to know about how it all works. The process is much different from flying on a commercial jet, especially when it comes to arriving at the airport and boarding your flight.

One of the big perks of flying on a private jet charter is that you don’t have to go through the whole rigamarole of lining up and going through the security line. When you book with the right provider, they can get you right onto the tarmac when it’s time to fly.

Because of this, you won’t need to arrive at the airport hours earlier than you actually depart. If you’re going to cut it close to your scheduled departure time (15-30 minutes before), it’s important to stay in contact with your charter company so they know you’re whereabouts.

The reason for this is that a private jet still needs to coordinate with air traffic to ensure a safe departure. For seamless boarding and departure, it’s always good to leave yourself plenty of time to get on the plane and get settled.

You’ll still need to bring a valid identification and documentation. When you book your charter jet, a passenger manifest is created, letting the flight crew know who is supposed to be on the plane. Having your ID is important to verify everyone’s identity.

Lastly, it’s important to consider the size of the jet when packing your bags. There are no strict baggage restrictions for private jets, but if you’ve got a small plane and enough passengers to fill it, there’s only so much baggage that the aircraft can safely take.

3. Private Flight Perks

There are many perks to chartering a private jet. One of the biggest ones is the level of comfort that you experience. This isn’t restricted to the seats or the privacy, but you’ll also be treated to catering and entertainment systems.

For our business travelers, Presidential offers personalized services with top in-flight entertainment and gourmet fare. Whatever you need on your flight, our flight crew can arrange and provide it. 

You’ll also have access to WiFi, data ports, and outlet chargers for your computer, should you need to do work or conduct meetings while in flight. If you’re flying private, we always see to it that you get VIP treatment.

4. Booking Your Flight

You’ll have to consider a few things when booking your private jet. The first is to try and book in advance. With private jet charters being more popular than ever, it can be tricky to get a last-minute booking. 

Another is to choose the right airport for your particular needs, for both take-off and landing. Private jets offer you an unimaginable amount of flexibility with coming and going, and you can sometimes keep costs down by flying out of smaller airports.

The reason for this is that larger airports deal with more flights. Many big cities have multiple airports, so choosing the smaller ones that see fewer flights can present fewer obstacles and lower booking rates.

5. Empty Leg Flights

Although we just told you to book your private jet far in advance, there are last-minute opportunities that arise if you’ve got more flexibility. Empty-leg flights are trips that a jet has to make, even when no passengers are booked – i.e., when an aircraft needs to get home.

These flights can be booked both affordably and last minute, but you don’t get the same amount of flexibility that you do on a normal chartered flight. That said, it’s a great way to experience the perks of flying on a private jet for the first time. You can find empty leg alerts directly on our website.

Get the Best Private Jet Charters from Presidential Aviation

Now that you understand more about how private jet charters work, you’re prepared for your first private jet trip. With a great charter company taking you on your journey, there are effectively zero negatives to flying on a private jet charter.

Let Presidential Aviation take you where you need to go. Our fleet of well-maintained private jets and staff of qualified pilots and flight crew members will ensure you get to experience the best flight of your life. Contact us today to learn about our company and get a quote for your flight.