Jet Charter 101: First-Timers Guide

The Jet charter industry has recently experienced a surge in interest and first-time clients looking for a safer way to travel during the Covid-19 Pandemic.

If you are intimidated by the idea of booking a private jet for the very first time, don’t be! Gone are the days when flying in a private jet is reserved for the world’s elite.

Categories of Aircraft

Private Jets can be broken into 7 basic categories: very light jets, light jets, midsize jets, super midsize jets, heavy jets and long-range jets.

Turbo props are a separate category, they are more cost-effective for shorter distances and are perfect for remote locations with short runways.

Each of these categories have their own benefits and your Personal Account Manager will decide which is suitable for your journey. Chartering a private jet allows you more control over the aircraft in which you fly, this means your experience is tailor made to your needs.

Luggage

When preparing for that all exciting first private jet flight, as with any flight you should think carefully about packing for your trip. On light jets, larger baggage may not be accessible from the cabin. It’s advisable to pack a small bag you can carry onboard. Larger Aircraft however often have accessible luggage compartments so this shouldn’t be an issue.

As with commercial planes there are items that are not allowed onboard, notably objects such as weapons. However, saying this you are still under less restrictions with private charter travel.

Pets

Travelling with your pets on a commercial flight may be uncomfortable as your pet may have to be secured in the cargo hold. This can be a traumatising experience meaning many passengers choose to not bring their animals aboard when they travel.

This is a shame, and it doesn’t have to be this way. In most circumstances we can accommodate your pets, so they get to travel right next to you.

Simply notify us when you book that you’re bringing along a pet and we’ll find a suitable flight. The crew will be aware of your companion and will make sure the aircraft is adjusted to keep your companion safe and comfortable.

Security and Check-in

When flying on a private jet there is no need to turn up 2-3 hours early, up to half an hour is more than enough time, early even. That would leave you with enough time to explore the VIP lounges supplied by most airports.

Your passport details are submitted to the operator in advance of your flight, you will already be cleared to travel with only a simple security gate between you and your flight which will take minutes rather than hours. This process is kept brief yet reassuring.

Catering

Onboard your flight many food options are available to you. It is possible to source food and drink from your favourite restaurant if needs be, so the sky is truly the limit.

Depending on which jet category you are flying with you can truly go all out. On shorter flights there may be anything from luxury snacks to a lunch spread with all the trimmings whereas on longer flights you can have a fully catered 3 course meal.

Facilities are of course difference based on which jet you are flying on so discuss this with your personal account manager to clear up the small details

Onward Travel

At most airports you will be picked up from beside the plane, you won’t need to go further then the runway to find your transfer car. Your Personal Account Manager can arrange onward travel for you so feel free to discuss this next time you fly with us.

Final Thoughts

Travelling by a private jet is an unparalleled experience, you’ll be fast tracked through security protocols whilst having the room to shift your schedule a bit. The point is that as a private passenger the flight is based on just you.

Our 24/7 team are here to quote for any flight requests. We are also here to answer any questions and reassure you as a first-time private jet passenger so, why wait? Come and experience the fine art of flying with Admiral Jet.