Chartering a Private Business Jet - Some Pointers You May Not Have Considered
Does chartering a private business jet appeal to you?
If so, is it something you've done before? If this is your first venture into chartering a private business jet, did you know that you that may be allowed to actually select your own jet aircraft?
There are a number of private business jet chartering companies that offer large fleets of jets. While setting up arrangements with these companies, it is not unheard of for you to be able to pick your own charter aircraft. While this is certainly a great option, there could be some cases, where it may be more of a hassle than an advantage. So, take a minute to examine the pros and cons.
The most immediate benefit of choosing your own private business jet when chartering, is the fact that you can request precisely what you want.
Jet aircraft are configured in an amazing array of sizes, shapes, and styles. Some aircraft are specifically designed for those traveling on business; these jets tending to have a small amount of passenger seating, but a generous amount of conference room area or working space. Conversely, there are also jets primarily designed to accommodate a large number of passengers, such as an organization chartering a private jet for a trip. So, actually being able to choose your own private business jet will not only ensure that you have enough room for all your passengers, but will also enable you to select a configuration that best suits your own traveling requirements.
An additional advantage to be gained from picking exactly which private jet you would like to charter centers around your own personal satisfaction.
One of the most common reasons why people elect to fly privately is the fact that they prefer personalized, superior service. Many people who charter a private business jet are sick and tired of the hassles and discomforts of commercial airline travel. They demand something better and are prepared to pay for it.
For many, simply renting a private aircraft is enough to create satisfaction, but why not take it that one step further? Actually choosing which private jet you fly in will virtually ensure that you have a great flight and superior traveling experience, because the aircraft you chose matched your individual needs.
Unfortunately there are one or two disadvantages you should probably take into consideration, first and foremost the cost.
There are a small number of companies that charge an extra fee to clients who handpick the private jet they charter.
While this fee is small, it is worthy of mention. You should also be aware that many private jet chartering companies charge a higher rate for their more popular jets. If you are hoping to book a jet that is in high demand, you may find that it will cost you more than a less requested aircraft.
Another disadvantage to specifying a particular jet is availability.
It could be that your first choice jet is not available for the time frame you specify. This is often encountered with a certain type of jet style that is popular with business travelers. The higher a jet is rated and recommended, the harder it could be to find available reservations. With this in mind, choosing to do business with large jet chartering company, should nearly always ensure a number of jets for you to choose from.
Something else that may not be to your advantage when specifying a particular private business jet, is its location at any given time.
Many charter companies have planes scattered across the North America. If you plan to charter a jet in California, but the aircraft of your choice is currently in New York, you may have a problem. Unless that jet happens to be making a one-way trip to California right around the time you are requesting a charter, you may need to pay an extra fee to bring the jet of your choice across the country. Occasionally a charter company could refuse your request for a particular jet; however, as already explained, there will be alternatives for you to choose from.
As you should now understand, there are both advantages and disadvantages to handpicking your privately chartered jet. When coming to a final decision, weigh up the pros and cons and always discuss any preferences or issues you may have with your charter company. Chartering an aircraft is a high dollar choice and it's in their interests to work with you and create another satisfied client.