Private jet flights are now becoming more affordable. And travelers, having been disappointed at the dwindling quality of service delivered by commercial airline operators, are now opting to fly privately.
Is your interest in private jet travel increasing by the day? Are you hoping to take a private jet flight sometime soon?
Here are the steps involved in flying privately:
1. Find out your Options
Contact your local airports and inquire about the private jet operators that use each airport. Check both large commercial airports and smaller regional airports. Make a list of private airline operators using these airports.
2. Compare, Contrast, and Choose
You need to weigh your options against each other for you to make the best choice in the end. Here are some things you should look into, concerning each private flight operator on your list:
Search the web for customer reviews about the company. Does the company have a good reputation? Are customers satisfied with the services rendered?
Find out if the company is a member of industry safety organizations, such as Q-Star. These organizations set strict membership standards that are met only by reputable airline operators. Only feel comfortable traveling with a private jet charter company that belongs to such safety organizations.
Compare the prices. While it is intuitive to go for the cheapest options, it is ideal that you give more weight to factors like safety and reputation.
Check for discounts. Some private airlines offer huge discounts for return flights. Others list empty leg flights for very cheap prices. You may want to save more cash by grabbing such discount offers
Having looked at the pros and cons of each of your options and considering the factors mentioned, you should choose the airline you deem most suitable for you.
3. Get a price quote
Contact your chosen private airline operator for a quote, stating the details of your proposed travel as well as your needs. Getting a quote tells you the exact cost of the flight. So, you’ll know beforehand if you can foot the bills conveniently or you’ll have to change your mind.
4. Book your flight
Once you’re ready for the flight, contact your chosen private airline operator via phone or visit their website to book your flight.
Of course, you’ll need to give details such as your intended departure date, destination, special needs during the flight, etc. Finally, make your payment to secure the reservation.
Note this: should in case you want to make certain changes to your flight, such as destination or take-off time, you can easily dictate all of that to the private aviation company. You’re in control here, and that’s one great advantage of private travel over commercial flights.
But your freedom to make such modifications may vary with a private jet.
In case you don’t have the time to handle steps 1 and 2 yourself, you can hire a travel broker to do all the research and make all arrangements on your behalf.
Yes, those are the steps to taking a private jet flight. Nothing more – except for slight protocol additions by your chosen private airline operator.
You can see now that flying private is not as intricate as you may have thought. Follow the steps shared so far, and you would have done things right.