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Get The Most From Travelling On A Private Jet Charter

Christine O'Kelly
Sep 14, 2008
For many travelers, life is busier and schedules are packed tighter than they used to be, leading to the rise in popularity of private jet charter travel. You can leave when you need to and completely avoid the stress of having to deal with commercial flights, including the delays and packed seating. Several things can help you get even more from your trips on a private plane.

Save Money

One of the easiest ways to save money on a private jet charter flight is to ask about 'empty legs'. These flights would be normally empty because the plane needs to travel to another city to pick up their next set of customers. The companies frequently offer discounted prices on these flights because it eases the cost of having to fly the plane that distance.

For frequent flyers, some places offer a form of fractional ownership together with leaseback options. This means you can fly at a portion of the regular cost without the large responsibility and cost of owning your own private plane. When you aren't using it, the company uses it to fly other customers in order to help offset your costs.

With private flight, you should ask for additional fees that airports and flight companies charge. Some airports have higher take off, landing, and security charges that might be higher than others might. Some flight companies also give frequent flyers a reward program or opportunities from time to time that can add up to a significant amount of savings when you do a lot of flying. You also might want to inquire about a difference in price between a round trip and two one ways or consider booking your fights through a broker to save additional money.

Save Time

With a private jet charter, you have the option of flying where and when you want to, but keep in mind that the style of plane you choose and your destination may change the amount of time a private flight company needs in terms of notice. To make things more convenient for travelers, some companies provide the option of booking any time, day or night. This way, travelers do not need to wait for a weekday or for business hours to book their next flight.

Even when it may be extremely important for you to reach your destination, remember to be patient if there are problems that delay or cancel your flight. The crew will only do this when they feel it is necessary and pushing them to fly when they feel it isn't safe only puts everyone in the plane and on the ground in danger. When you phone to book your trip, ask the company what its policy is for dealing with cancellations. This is particularly important when it comes to dealing with mechanical problems. Also, be sure to ask about additional costs associated with cancellations and finding an alternative flight.

Other Services Offered By Flight Companies

Many travelers fail to take advantage of concierge services offered by private flight companies. When it comes to planning a complete trip, these are a huge convenience. The company can arrange lodgings for you, event tickets, and even dinner reservations. This eliminates a large amount of the stress, particularly if you are pressed for time.

A private jet charter can haul more than just people. One good example is if you are traveling to a convention from Indianapolis to Chicago. Jet charter companies can send you on one plane and ship all of your equipment and supplies on a private freight flight. Both you and your freight can arrive in the city at the same time and some of the companies will even make arrangements to deliver your materials to its destination.

Famous people aren't the only ones who can take advantage of a private jet charter. Individuals and small companies are using this travel option more and more to help ease the strain on their time. These hints will allow you to use charter flight companies to the fullest so you enjoy the wonderful experience the rich have enjoyed for so long.
About the Author
Christine O'Kelly writes for Plane Masters, a Chicago jet charter company with services available around the clock. Plane Masters provide a private jet in Chicago to match various itineraries and price ranges.
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