Private Jet Charter can be a luxury, convenience or a necessity. When considering private jet charter there are a few things you may want to keep in mind. Depending on your situation, you may be planning a luxury trip where private jet charter will fit the bill for enjoyment or you may have an emergency where you must get to your destination at a moments notice. Regardless of your situation, private jet charter can be the perfect alternative to “regular” domestic or international air travel.
The Regular or “The Norm” for Air Travel…
First you must deal with the irritating chore of arriving at the airport. You have to drive your automobile and look for nearby parking, wait for shuttle transportation, or ask family or friends to drop you off. Next, you check-in with a reservation and pay for your “checked” luggage (if you didn’t do it online), and prepare to stand in the long, slow moving line to go through the security area. Now you take your shoes off, place your luggage in one, two or three bins (don’t forget to place your cell phone, laptop computer and/or handheld pad in a separate bin), remove any metal items such as belts, watches, jewelry, etc., and take your coat off if you’re wearing one (don’t forget to keep your carry-on liquids within the 3 oz. restricted size requirement). Next, you go through the scanner hoping for a one time ordeal depending on whether you forgot to remove anything else. Then, after you re-dress and obtain your belongings, locate your gate and pray you were not at the security area so long that you miss your flight (hope your gate is not an extremely long trek to walk…or run to catch your plane). And when you do get to your gate, you have to sit and wait before your flights departure (hope the plane arrives and is ready to depart on time!). Next, depending on the airline you are using, you have to wait and/or stand in another line to board the plane after your boarding number or letter is announced over the speaker system or you line up in the designated area for boarding. (Remember – this is what you have to deal with whether you are flying first class, business class or coach!!!) Lastly, after boarding the plane, you locate your seat (don’t forget to place your carry-on luggage in the overhead bin or under the seat in front of you depending on where you are sitting). Lions and Tigers and Bears, Oh My! (WHEW!!) Looks like you finally made it. And I promise not to mention your return trip…talk about REPEAT!
A limousine with your favorite refreshments, picks you up from your home or office and transports you to the airport in luxury and comfort. You arrive at the airport rested and relaxed. Then, depending on the airport, you are taken directly to your awaiting private jet or to the airports FBO (Fixed-Base Operator). You may already be aware of this next statement, so humor me. A FBO is the location at the airport where passengers depart/arrive utilizing private jet or other air type transportation. (According to Wikipedia, a Fixed-Base Operator (FBO) is a commercial business granted the right by an airport to operate on the airport and provide aeronautical services such as fueling, hangaring, tie-down and parking, aircraft rental, aircraft maintenance, flight instruction, etc.). Once arriving at your private jet, you board and take your seat. Your limousine chauffeur transfers your luggage to the pilot or other attendant with the jet or FBO and you are ready for departure.
Now you tell me, which option is more convenient, hassle-free, relaxing, comfortable and desirable? Give it serious thought and you make the determination. For me, I already know the “right” answer (hope you do, too!).
Also, be aware that with international flights you will deal with Customs when entering or re-entering an international destination or returning to the USA.
So when your plans call for private jet charter as a solution to your air travel needs, whatever they may be, allow us the opportunity to make the planning a breeze. Yes, it is at another level; however, it is a very rewarding, time-saving and beneficial one as well! You will have to decide – how valuable is your time?