Private jet travel is the ultimate way to get from point A to point B. In fact, there are so many perks to this manner of traveling that it is no wonder why more and more people are making the switch. Sure, you may be thinking that it is more costly or unnecessary. However, when you consider all factors, the benefits you receive with private jet travel greatly outweigh any costs.
Still not convinced? Maybe these top 5 benefits will sway your mind.
Less hassle with security
It is common to hear airlines warn you to arrive at least 2 hours prior to your flight so that you may have time to get through security and to your designated gate prior to boarding. Because airlines and airports can be so unpredictable, you never know how you will have to spend your time.
- No lines at the security checkpoint could leave you stuck sitting at your gate for an extended period.
- Exhaustive lines at the security checkpoint mean that you may be late arriving at your gate for boarding.
- If you arrive too early, you may find that you’ve wasted your time.
- If you arrive too late, you may just find yourself flying standby on a later flight because yours already took off.
When you head to the airport, you never know what you are going to face when you get there so you must be prepared for anything. This includes allowing time for additional security checks should security pull aside you or your carry-on bags.
With private jet travel, security is very lax. You do not have a long wait – if you have any wait at all! In addition, the security agents at the private checkpoints tend to often be more lenient.
Timing flexibility and freedom
Speaking of timing flexibility and freedom, commercial air travel doesn’t offer many options. There are set times and set flight patterns – you must pick from the available spots. And, unfortunately, if you encounter any delays during your flights, then any connecting flights you may have could be jeopardized, too. The result is a lot of wasted time tied up in airports and on airplanes.
Private jet travel offers a great amount of timing flexibility and freedom. Generally, you can choose when you would like to travel – on what day and time frame. In addition, thanks to size and ability to handle air traffic, there are many more airports available to private jets than there is to commercial aircraft. This increases your ability to get closer to your destination, reducing any travel time once on the ground.
Flying commercial aircraft means giving up the majority of your personal space. In fact, many eyes will see just about anything you say, read, write, or watch. From people sitting around you, to anyone who decides to walk by, you have little privacy.
Privacy is of great concern to many travelers, especially if you are traveling for business purposes. Confidentiality becomes questionable in many situations that arise in business and completing work on a plane. With so many eyes, just about any confidentiality clause will be breached.
The benefit of private jet travel is just that – privacy! The only people who are aboard these flights are the people you choose to be there. So, if privacy is what you are seeking, then you know how to get it. Thanks to this benefit, if you have to handle business while in the air, you can do so freely – making phone calls, video calls, working on your computer, or carrying on discussions with fellow passengers.
Perks that help you get work done or just relax
How open are your options for getting work done or relaxing while in-flight on a commercial airliner? Not very. You are squeezed in with everyone in close proximity around you, with comfort as an afterthought. Most airlines offer Wi-Fi as a means of entertainment, but on a commercial flight, this server is spotty at best, and often comes for a fee. This makes it difficult to work, or relax.
Private jets allow you the ability to either get work done or just relax – whatever you desire to do. The privacy available on private jets is top-notch. In addition, the ability to access in-flight entertainment streaming that is reliable means that you can accomplish all sorts of business dealings – from creating documents, attending webinars, hosting teleconferences, faxing, and emailing, to creating presentations.
As for relaxing, private jets allow you to stream music, movies, tv shows in-flight. They can even allow you to enjoy some gaming. Or, if you prefer, catch up on a book with your e-reader. And, finally, should you choose to take a nap and catch up on some sleep – private jets allow you to do this privately.
Present an image
Depending on who you are and who you associate with, you must present yourself in a certain image to others. This is especially true if you are held at a higher socioeconomic status by those in the community and business world that you surround yourself with. Showing up on a commercial airline or flying coach with a client you are trying to impress are not the best ways to present an image.
If you are trying to impress someone or have that image to uphold, then private jet travel is your answer.
When flying a private jet, you are able to invite others on board for business dealings and offer them an impressive flight. When booking, you can request specific food and beverage and other treats to be present when boarding. And, in addition, you still have the regular benefits that allow you to handle all the normal day to day business operations – including providing presentations – to impress your guests.
Business not your thing? Impress your co-flyers with your in-flight entertainment system, your spread of deliciousness, and your cozy seating.
If these perks do not apply to you, you are looking for a cheap flight, and have all the time in the world to waste – then fly commercial. However, if you value your time, flexibility, and image – then you are going to want to choose private jet travel.