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What is it like to fly on a private jet?  

When traveling by air, you basically have two choices. You can either fly on a commercial plane or a private jet. And while flying first class can be comfortable, traveling by private jet is even better. A private jet offers a wide range of benefits that you won’t find when flying commercially, including greater route flexibility, convenience to travel at a time that suits you, and an assortment of amenities. Lets take a closer look at what it’s like to fly on a private jet.

The details are taken care of

One of the most advantageous reasons to fly on a private jet is because all the details will be taken care of. The jet company will assess your travel needs and help you choose which private jet is the best for you. They will outline the flight plan for you as well as ensure the jet is large enough to carry the number of passengers you have as well as your baggage.

Get to your destination faster

Private jets like the Citation X are able to fly faster than commercial planes, while others fly at a similar speed. However, when you fly by private jet charter, you can take advantage of a more direct route, meaning you won’t be in the air as long as you would if you were flying commercially. Also, you won’t have to fight long check-in lines and airport security, which can save you time.

Advantages of private jet airports

As stated before, when you fly out of a private airport there is no need to stand in long check-in lines. For most airports you can simply show up about 15 minutes before the jet is scheduled to leave and this provides plenty of time to check in your luggage and board the plane. You can even take advantage of “ramp access” to the plane, meaning you will pull up to the aircraft in your car and board. Your car will be parked for you and your luggage will be stored under the plane for you as well. Once you are on board the plane, you are ready to take off.

Enjoy a more comfortable setting

Seats on a private jet tend to be leather recliners, which means that you and your passengers can sit back and relax. And because the configuration of seating on private jets can be customized, it is important to let the jet company know about any special requests you have so that the best private jet can be chosen for you. For example, if you want to sleep for the duration of your trip, you will want to make sure you are flying on a jet that has deep-recline seating. There are even some jets that have seats that turn into beds. Other types of special requests can include anything from a lounge area to bathrooms with showering amenities.

Bring whatever you want

When you fly on a private jet, you don’t have to worry about the baggage restrictions that apply when flying commercially. Also, there are no baggage limits. If the baggage can fit, you can bring it with you without having to pay additional baggage fees.

Making extra stops

If you want to make one or more stops on the flight to your final destination, this is definitely possible when flying on a private jet. For example, if you are flying from NYC to San Francisco and you want to stop in Atlanta and Houston, your flight plan can be customized to meet your preferences. Also, since private jets can land at private airports, the number of choices you have in regards to stops and destinations is much greater than the ones you will have if you are flying commercially.

Food and drink options

You will have a much larger menu to choose from when flying on a private jet. You can even have the menu customized to meet your needs. From sushi to steak, just let us know of any special requests that you have and you can rest assured your menu options will be a delight to your taste buds. You can even have food served on board catered from local restaurants.

If you are deciding between flying commercially or by private jet, there many advantages to be gained when flying privately, including greater comfort, faster travel times, and more convenience.

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