When the Easiest Solution is not always the Best – Listening to the Clients’ real needs.
Admiral Jet recently encountered a unique challenge when a client approached us with a special request. The client, traveling with their family, needed to reach a remote location in Scandinavia. The trip held significant importance for the family, making it imperative to provide a seamless and comfortable travel experience.
The client’s final destination had an airport with a short runway, limiting the choice of aircraft to a twin-engine turboprop. While this aircraft could accommodate the number of passengers, it posed challenges over the considerable distance to be covered. The turboprop’s inherent noise and restricted cabin space raised concerns, especially since the client was traveling with children.
Understanding and Listening to the Client’s Needs
Rather than simply providing a quote based on the available twin-engine turboprop, Admiral Jet took a proactive approach. Understanding the importance of the journey to the client and recognizing the potential discomfort of the prop aircraft, our team sought a better solution.
The Proposed Solution
Admiral Jet suggested an alternative approach — flying into a different airport approximately 150 kilometres away using a Citation CJ3, a sleek and comfortable jet. Although this alternative required a short additional flight to reach the final destination, it promised a significantly enhanced travel experience for the client and their family over the long distance flight.
Benefits of the Alternative Solution
- Luxurious Experience: The Citation CJ3 offered a more spacious and luxurious cabin, ensuring a comfortable and enjoyable journey for the entire family.
- Quieter Travel: Unlike the noisier twin-engine turboprop, the jet provided a quieter environment, enhancing the overall in-flight experience.
- Flexibility and Comfort: The larger cabin space allowed for easy movement, particularly beneficial when traveling with children, offering a more relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere.
- Memorable Journey: By choosing the alternative airport and jet, the family experienced a journey they could cherish, making the trip more than just a means of transportation.
To ensure a seamless transition from the jet to the final destination, Admiral Jet collaborated with the operator of the shuttle service from the alternative airport. The operator facilitated the quick and efficient transfer of the clients’ bags, guaranteeing a smooth and hassle-free 20-minute flight to the more remote destination.
The decision to prioritize the client’s comfort and overall experience proved to be a success. The family not only reached their destination efficiently but also enjoyed a journey that exceeded their expectations. The personalized approach demonstrated Admiral Jet’s commitment to understanding and meeting the unique needs of each client, leaving a lasting impression and fostering a strong client-service provider relationship.
At Admiral Jet, we believe in going above and beyond to ensure that our clients not only reach their destinations but do so in style, comfort, and with memories of a truly exceptional journey.