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Top 10 benefits of travelling by private jet

When people think about private jet travel, the first word that comes to mind is luxury and whilst private jet travel is luxurious, the real advantages of flying by private jet are convenience and flexibility. With private jet travel, you take control of your time and fly to your own schedule. Let’s see what other benefits there are to travelling by private jet. Time Time, the one thing you can never have enough of. It is precious and time is money so wouldn’t it be great if we could all save a bit of time? Well, with private jet travel, you can do just that. Unlike scheduled flights, you set your own schedule, so you fly at a time that suits you from an airport of your choice. You only need to arrive at the airport 15-minutes prior to your departure time and flying from a dedicated private terminal means you avoid the lengthy check-in and security queues. Private jets also have access to more than 5000 airports worldwide, so you are not wasting time with transfers and connections, and flying to airports closer to your destination, maximising your time and minimising hassle. Speed Private jets tend to be faster as they plan their own route and are not tied to specific routes and networks like scheduled airline. They climb faster and higher than commercial airlines, helping them avoid busy routes and air traffic and allowing them to reach their destination quicker. Also, avoiding larger international airports and using smaller domestic airports speeds up the whole airport process. There is no waiting in queues for customs & immigration or to collect your bags, just disembark the aircraft and climb into the car waiting for you on the tarmac whilst the airport handlers load yours bags directly into the vehicle. It couldn’t be simpler! Comfort There are over 7000 private jets to choose from worldwide, each with their own unique interior but we think you will agree that whatever jet you choose you are guaranteed to arrive at your destination in comfort, luxury and style. Private jets have spacious cabins with luxurious, comfortable seats and in larger jets the seats can be made into beds ensuring you arrive at your destination refreshed and relaxed. Safety All private jets must be registered and maintained to the standards required by the world’s air regulators. All crews must have the relevant licenses and qualifications and all aircraft operators must have an Operator’s License and a relevant Air Operator’s Certificate (AOC). These documents are checked and updated by the relevant authorities on a regular basis. Flying by private jet is a very safe and efficient way to travel. Flexibility You set your own schedule, flying at a time that suits you. Running late? Don’t worry, the jet waits for you. Flying by private jets also means you can fly to multiple cities in one day and arrive into smaller airports closer to your destination that scheduled airlines don’t fly to, saving you time and money. Privacy Most airports have their own dedicated private jet terminals with luxury lounges so you can avoid the hustle and bustle of the main terminal. This is particularly convenient for high profile celebrities looking to escape the lens of prying paparazzi. The privacy also extends on-board your private jet. A private jet is just that…. private! Only those invited are welcomed on-board. High-level executives can conduct confidential business deals without the distractions and privacy concerns associated with scheduled flying. Efficiency The spacious cabin and wi-fi connection, allow you to turn your jet into an office. Conduct business meetings with colleagues, finish that last-minute proposal and respond to urgent emails whilst in transit. Flying by private jet means you never miss out on that all-important deadline. Choice With over 7000 private jets available worldwide, each with their own unique interior, you choose which jet you would like to fly in. You can customise your flight to suit you. Whether that means, ordering your catering from your favourite restaurant, smoking on board or bringing your pet on holiday with you, there will be a private jet to suit. Travel with pets Most people find it difficult to leave their pets when travelling for long periods of time but flying by private jet means you can bring your pet with you. Your pet can travel in the cabin, making it less stress free for both you and your pet. Baggage Whilst different jets have different luggage capacity, if you choose the right jet for your requirements then there are no restrictions to the amount of luggage that you can bring on-board. You do not pay extra for additional bags and all your items are stored in the aircraft hold or in luggage compartments within the cabin, making it easier to access your luggage during the flight. You also avoid the lengthy check-in queues as your luggage is directly taken to the aircraft when you arrive at the private jet lounge. So next time you are planning to travel, consider the benefits of travelling by private jet and see how it could improve your overall travel experience, but remember once you fly private, you won’t want to go back! Vickie Clark is Client Services Director at The Private Jet Boutique Ltd. The Private Jet Boutique Ltd. is a one-stop shop for private jet charter, helicopter charter, scheduled flights and luxury holidays. If you would like to be a guest blogger on A Luxury Travel Blog in order to raise your profile, please contact us.

Vickie Clark

Vickie Clark is Client Services Director & Owner of Private Jet Boutique. Private Jet Boutique takes the stress out of your travel planning and is dedicated to saving you time and money. Private Jet Boutique specialises in worldwide private jet and helicopter hire and is the only jet hire company in the UK to offer a 0% commission, ‘invite only’, private jet membership programme, saving the frequent flyer thousands of pounds! Vickie has over 10 years’ experience in the luxury travel market. Her passion for helping people, knowledge of the private jet market, as well as her transparent approach to private jet charter is what drives the company forward!

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  1. A very convincing and persuasive set of reasons why I should be travelling by private jet on business. My CEO totally agrees with them when it is a matter of him flying by private jet. Unfortunately, he never seems to want to authorise my travelling by private jet.

    1. Have you got the same CEO as I have? Or do all CEO’s operate on the principle of keeping the most efficient and luxurious way of travelling to themselves? How much working time do we all lose queueing up at airports?

    2. There are many benefits to companies using private jets for their business travel, saving company time being the primary benefit. Time is money as they say. Let me know if you need any help convincing your boss :)

  2. My dog is not one of the world’s happiest travellers which has really clipped our wings in recent years. But I think our best option would be a private jet. He gets anxious and starts whining if we are not within his sight. Never thought of it before but it does mean we could get back to seeing the world again. Now we just need totally dog friendly hotels.

    1. Flying by private jet is definitely the way forward for pet travel especially when they get so anxious at being left on their own. There are lots of pet friendly hotels out there too, in fact that is a great idea for my next blog – thank you for the inspiration!

    1. You never know Johanes, that day may be sooner than you think. Private jet travel may be considered an expensive luxury but when you are travelling in a group in First or Business Class the cost can sometimes be comparative. Passengers can also take advantage of ‘Empty Leg’ flights often at a discount of around 75% off!

    2. If you have people that are traveling to the same city, or some people along the same route, would it be possible to “ride share” if the private jet stops for refueling in a city and some passengers are getting off?

    3. Hi Jose, there are a lot of companies that offer jet sharing membership which would allow you to buy a seat on a private jet for people that are going to the same destination. However, we don’t offer this as a service as we believe it takes away from the luxury experience of private jet travel.

  3. I’d never thought of the ability to take your pets so easily, that’s a definitely benefit for those who are able to do it. It’s definitely a luxury way to travel for privacy, flexibility and convenience. When I think of private jets I do think of the rich and famous, or big business magnates who can afford such things, though many also use is as a status symbol to strengthen their image as someone important.

    1. When you have a pet, they are treated like one of the family so it is great when you can take them on holiday with you too. As you say, there are many benefits to flying by private jet but they are not just limited to the rich and famous and super wealthy. Things like ‘Empty Leg’ flights and flight sharing make private jets more accessible to everyday people like you and me!

  4. Having finally got my way through the bad-tempered scrum that is Heathrow on a Monday morning I’m at the departure gate reading ALTB wishing that I was on a private jet.

    1. I really don’t envy you travelling in peak time at Heathrow Steven – I hope you made it through in one piece. The other good thing about private jet travel is you can fly from smaller, less busy airports. London, for instance has many alternatives you can use like Biggin Hill, Northolt and Farnborough which scheduled airlines don’t have access to, making your journey less stressful.

  5. Travelling via a private jet is very convenient and efficient for someone who travels from one country to another for business meetings like me. Aside from skipping the process of booking tickets and worrying about my luggage, it also saves me from hurrying too much since I can set my own schedule. It also allows me to accomplish some tasks in flight that I cannot do when I’m not on a private plane, including such as conducting meetings or finishing up paper works. I highly recommend flying through a private plane especially for people who travel for business.

    1. Thanks for your comment Pete and glad you are able to experience the benefit of private jet travel. The time saving alone is a great incentive for a lot of companies as well as being able to work whilst travelling.

  6. For international flights, are costs less $$ if flying back empty to home base? Example flight from Europe to Canada one way, aircraft must return to Europe empty. Would the cost per passenger be less as it is last minute or non-booked?

    1. Hi Gary, thanks for your comment. Yes for empty leg flights you can save up to 75% off the price. However, the cost is to charter the aircraft as a whole and not on a per person basis. Obviously if there are 10 friends or family members travelling then you can split the cost between the passengers but whether there are 10 passengers or 1 passenger the total price of the flight will be the same. I hope that makes sense. Many Thanks Vickie

  7. Thanks for sharing all the valuable info, Vickie. Maybe I should start saving some money and get a flight with a private jet. I’m tall, and I usually suffer in economy class when the flights are longer than 2-3 hours. Comfortable traveling is the biggest luxury of all.

  8. I’m tired of being late for my family gatherings because I’m always stuck at the airport and a fellow customer always boards late into the plane, and my sister has told me that I shouldn’t let this happen anymore. It’s great to know that I can set my own flight schedule with a private jet charter, so this may help me to arrive in time for the annual Christmas gathering. I think I’ll consider looking around for rates so I’ll know if I can afford it or not.

  9. I can’t help wondering how things are going to pan out with the Coronavirus. The world can’t just stop and hide away like they are doing in Wuhan. People will want to travel and business will need to continue.

    Once the initial panic has died down I can see there being a lot more interest in private jet travel. Canny business people will want to reduce the risk of infection. I think few of us would want to spend hours sat on a commercial plane breathing the same recycled infected air over and over again. Crowded terminals are also likely to increase the risk of infection too. I expect there is going to be a growth in private jet travel by the end of the year,

    I think this is going to be your 11th benefit.

  10. When you’ve tried every seat class, and then you try flying by private plane, it’s a big shock. Though I’d reserve it for business trips where time is always a factor, rather than the normal family holidays. I get the allure. It’s the ultimate convenience. Just imagine not waiting in line especially during the holidays. And then there’s also being able to bring almost anything you want, even pets. And now, given the pandemic, private planes may be one of the best ways to fly for those who can afford it.

  11. There you have it! All the reason why I love private jets especially this pandemic. No more long lanes and I can bring my pets. Last year I treated my family and it’s the best experience ever!

  12. Thank you for explaining that flying in private charters can give you some more flexibility with your itinerary. My friend was wondering if there was a better way to fly and visit her family. I wonder if she might want to try this once just to see how it is different from regular flights.

  13. The thing that struck me the most is when you said that private jets offer comfortable seats and spacious cabins. My husband and I are actually planning to visit his parents who have been living in another state. We want to make sure that we can get to their place as soon as possible due to possible schedule conflicts if our flight gets delayed. Maybe, he can consider renting a helicopter that offers the same spacious areas.

  14. My husband and I plan to travel to celebrate our anniversary this year. I like that you talk about the benefits of air travel; it made me realize that early booking of flights and planning the itineraries of the journey would be helpful. I agree that traveling by air would become faster and saves time. Imagining the comfort of traveling and having the peace of mind for the safety makes me excited about this planned travel

  15. Thank you for mentioning that private jets offer a very comfortable way to travel. I need to travel out of the country for a business meeting next month, so I’m considering chartering a private jet to take me to my destination. I’m going to search for a good private jet charter service that I can hire.

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