4 Private Jet Flying Tips for First-Timers
For first-timers, flying private is a whirlwind; you’re in an aircraft either alone or with close friends or family and you’re not forced to go through airport security. Most of us non-celebrities don’t understand what it’s like to fly private, but if you’re lucky enough, you’ll realize that there’s nothing quite like it!
When you fly private, you’ll truly experience luxury travel like never before. And although it’s classy, it might seem a bit intimidating for first-timers, especially if you’re invited by a host. So whether you’re heading out for a weekend getaway this Labor Day or planning your dream vacation, here are four important tips and tricks to flying private so first-timers can enjoy the finest experience aboard one of our jets.
Book in advance.
While flying private does offer travelers the convenience of customizing flights to their own needs, it never hurts to plan your trip in advance! When booking ahead of time, this not only will allow for peace of mind but also includes the added benefit of finding the most affordable flights for your needs. Waiting till the last minute increases your chances of paying a premium for your jet charter.
Be on time.
Since private flyers don’t have to battle through long security lines and airport delays, the process of boarding for your flight might only take a couple of minutes versus the amount of time it would take to fly commercially. However, you should still aim to be right on time for departure. It’s still a smart idea to show up 20-30 minutes before your departure time, especially if your host is waiting on you!
Pack to your heart’s content!
One of the best perks of flying private is that there are no weight restrictions on luggage. Many private jet travelers love the flexibility of bringing more bulky items such as golf equipment, diving gear, and more. Although we don’t recommend going overboard when it comes to packing, you can feel free to pack generously, knowing that the weight restrictions are typically very flexible. If you’re unsure of how much to bring, feel free to inquire with your booking agent.
Remember your I.D.
Although you won’t have to go through security, you’ll still need to present some form of identification when you fly private. Don’t forget your passport if you’re flying internationally! Federal regulations on hazardous materials still apply here, but you’re still able to bring water and other liquids on board.
Follow these steps and you’re bound to have an amazing first experience flying private! Have you been dreaming of taking your first jet charter? Get in touch with us today and learn more about our flights! We guarantee that it will be a trip you’ll never forget.