Select the Right Aircraft
Private jets can be as big or small as you want them to be. Most operators offer several different types of air carriers for business and luxury travel. You should select the right aircraft depending on your personal needs and requirements.
You should consider the number of people flying, amount of distance to be traveled, and the kind of in-flight features you want. For instance, larger aircrafts are recommended for long distance hauls and small jet planes for shorter trips.
Safety and Security of the Private Jet Charter
You need to check the operator for international safety organizations certification. Your private jet charter should have had rigorous auditing. Pilot background checks and aircraft validations are other security checks to ask for. You should also make sure that your pilot and crew are professionally licensed.
Services Offered by the Operator
There are many operators that offer value-added services to flyers. For instance, they may include a personalized concierge in the ticket fare. They may also offer other customized services, including in-flight catering, luxury ground transportation, and accommodation among other things.
Overall Cost of the Charter
Consider various different options when choosing a private charter. You should know if the operator is offering the best and most affordable prices. If not, ask about the type of additional services the operator is offering. The overall price is an important consideration.
Most private jets are billed by the hours, but there are several additional fees too, like aviation fuel, flight permits, in-flight catering, and others.
Personal Transportation Parking Protocol
One of the best perks of chartering a jet is to drive right on the tarmac up to the aircraft. The crew can take care of the luggage while everyone in your party boards the plane. However, you need to confirm the parking protocol beforehand with your chosen operator.
It is recommended that vehicle wheels be aligned away from the jet. You should also have the parking brake set to prevent runway mishaps.
Any Luggage Limitations
Commercial airlines come with strict luggage limitations. Many people don’t expect these limitations to be applicable on private jet flights. However, that may not always be the case. Few providers impose standard luggage restrictions even when you charter the entire aircraft. This is usually the case with smaller aircrafts that may have limited storage.
The operator may also impose weight restrictions to ensure safety protocols are met. You may not need to worry about these restrictions if you are flying alone, but luggage should be a consideration in a large group.
Article written by Lucy
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