If you own a business where you and others in your company have to travel a lot, it can make a lot of sense to have a corporate charter jet. Despite recent criticism from the White House, many business owners are finding that these jets are a valuable asset for business. Sales for private jets are still strong. And here’s why.
It’s up to you whether you want to rent or own a jet, but either way you’ll save a lot of time and aggravation. Even in the best of circumstances at airports (no delays, cancellations, or missed flights), a recent study cited that most frequent flyers can spend an average of up to four-and-a-half hours at airports. This sums up checking in, airport security, traveling to gates, boarding, layovers, and baggage claim. If you double this with a roundtrip flight plan, it could be up to nine hours—an entire workday.
That’s a lot of time wasted time and—you guessed it—money. When productivity is hampered by the woes of traveling, it only hurts your business. Fortunately, the majority of private jet companies can arrange to travel within a four-hour time window for renters, which allows you to spend your time productively while you wait.
Saving time isn’t the only benefit of hiring a corporate charter. Data provided by Forbes shows that private jets have access to over 5,000 airports across the world, which is ten times the amount of destinations that most commercial airlines reach.
There are some who criticize the private jet industry, claiming that it is gluttonous or another expression of elitism. However, what most people don’t realize is that chartered flying is often necessary for international corporations that require executive assistance for company emergencies. In addition, it makes even more sense to fly privately when you have a group who would otherwise fly first class, or when you have a group that needs to continue working together even while traveling, since most charter jets have Wi-Fi capability.
While airport security remains a widely disputed topic, there’s no need for TSA screening when flying privately. Further, a lot of commercial flights have to stick to fixed routes because of FAA regulations, which means that inclement weather is harder to get around. A private jet doesn’t have to abide by the same travel patterns set forth by the FAA, which means that you can travel around inclement weather (if you’re in a hurry) instead of waiting for it to pass.
Most commercial airlines do not offer much transparency to their customers when it comes to several things: safety check history, aircraft insurance, and crew/pilot hours. But charter companies usually offer information for every aspect of aircraft safety, helping you to monitor your own safety with more autonomy instead of just taking their word at face value.
Yes, private jets are nice, and they’re considered a commodity. But if you find the need to fly frequently, consider the benefits you just read. Travel safely!
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