Renting a Private Jet for the First Time

Ready, Jet-Set, Go

 

Convenience is easily the number one advantage of renting a private jet. Imagine being able to save time by pulling up to the airport 15-20 minutes before your scheduled flight, rather than being forced to arrive 2 hours early and subjected to waiting in long lines at the baggage counter and tourist gridlock at security checkpoints.

Instead of lifting your carry-on bag onto the conveyor belt of an X-ray machine and taking off your shoes for security inspection, you could be lifting a chilled glass of champagne to your lips and kicking your feet up in the ample leg room that comes standard on a private aircraft.

 

 

Stop Paying Extra

 

Commercial airlines charge extra for amenities that come standard on a private jet. Following are just a few services that commercial airlines consider add-on luxuries, which are included in charter aircraft fares.

 

 

Checked baggage

 

Flying commercial means paying hefty fees for checked baggage, as well as being subjected to limits on the number of bags that can be brought aboard. Passengers are even forced to weigh their luggage and pay more out of pocket for heavy bags. For travellers going on long vacations or extended business trips, these fees add up quickly. On a private flight, passengers are not restricted to excess baggage charges. Prop planes such as the King Air C90CTx have a baggage capacity as large as 48 cubic feet.

 

 

Onboard Wi-Fi

 

Midsized business aircraft, such as the Gulfstream G150, are equipped with free onboard Wi-Fi. Compare this to the exorbitant fees that are charged by the minute on commercial airlines that offer the same service. Stay connected to colleagues and family from cruising altitudes as high as 45,000 feet in the air. In addition, power outlets, work tables, and cellular telephone service allow a private jet to easily turn into an office in the sky.

 

 

Ample leg room

 

Nowadays, passengers flying on commercial airlines are required to pay extra for seats with additional leg room. Whether flying business class or economy, the amount of seat pitch (the space between a point on one seat and the same point on the seat in front of it) may result in a higher fare. In addition, exit rows are now subject to additional fees because of the extra space they provide. On a private jet, all seats have a comfortable seat pitch. In an aircraft such as the Beechcraft Premiere 1A, travelers are seated one person per row and may therefore stretch out their arms and legs without crowding a fellow passenger.

 

 

Safety First

 

Flight safetystandards on a private jet not only meet, but exceed the requirements set by FAA and Transport Canada. Carefully selected pilots are trained annually at Flight Safety International and safety audits are performed on a regular basis. This ensures that passengers will depart smoothly, fly comfortably, and arrive safely.

 
Departing on your own schedule, taking in spectacular vistas from the privacy of your own aircraft, and arriving safely at your final destination as a member of the jet-set are just a few of the advantages of renting a private jet.