Every day on average more than 8 million people fly. This isn’t just limited to commercial airlines, as more and more businesses are choosing to fly privately. We all know private jet charters are great for luxury and convenience, but they can be misunderstood. Here are some common private charter jets myths, debunked.
1. They need special service.
When most people see a charter jet service, they assume that because of the celebrity inside the plane needs to take precautions and be treated differently. This is actually quite the opposite, as private jet charters are even more flexible than commercial airlines. They have the ability to fly in and out of more than 5,000 public use airports in the United States, and this amounts to more than 100 times that of major airlines.
2.There aren’t that many to choose from.
Many people believe charter jet companies are only for use for the rich and famous, and because of this are hard to come by. This is not true, as throughout the nation there are more than 2,100 private jet charter companies. Additionally, they all come qualified as they are all required to obtain an Air Carrier or Commercial Operation Certificate issued by the Federal Aviation Administration.
3.Charter plane services are only for the rich and famous going on vacation to tropical destinations.
In all actuality, private jet charters are mostly used for business purposes. In 2012, one third of all domestic business trips were through air travel compared to 11% for leisure trips. Also, companies that are small and mid-sized make up the large majority of business aircraft operators. Pilots surveyed said that 70% of companies they fly for have less than 1,000 employees and 59% have less than 500 employees.
4.You won’t be able to get work done.
Business men and women traveling believe they may get distracted with all the luxury furnishings that come on private jet charters. But in reality, it is quite the opposite. Passengers in a survey rated themselves 20% more productive while on a company aircraft rather than in the office, and their counterparts flying on commercial airlines reported a 40% drop in productivity. They also said that they spend 36% of their time in meeting with colleagues while flying with an additional 30% of their time being spent on work related things.
Now that you have seen that these myths are debunked, start thinking about how you can benefit from privately traveling!