The 5 Biggest Misconceptions About Hiring a Private Jet


December 05, 2016 3 Comments

Have you ever dreamed of flying in style on a private jet? With significant changes in the chartered flight industry, hiring a private jet is becoming accessible to more and more people every day. Unfortunately, many people have some serious misconceptions about what it means to charter a private jet.

#1 – It’s unaffordable

While some options for private air travel, like fractional jet ownership though a company like NetJets, or chartering a private jet through a charter company, remain prohibitively expensive for most travelers, there are many companies that offer private jet travel at prices that rival commercial airline tickets.

Membership-based travel companies like MemberJets deliver exclusive ways for their members to purchase seats on private planes. Many of MemberJets’ flight offerings are comparable in price to commercial airline tickets, and come with none of the hassle, like long security lines and expensive, long-term parking lots.

#2 – It’s dangerous

While the FAA sets strict industry standards for private planes and pilots, many companies choose to implement their own safety regulations that go over and above what is required by the FAA. For example, MemberJets has developed its own Safety and Compliance Committee. The committee is chaired by Greg Feith , a highly experienced aviation safety expert. Greg is a former Senior NTSB investigator and recognized as one of the foremost experts in aviation safety in the world.

#3 – It’s complicated

Trying to figure out how to charter a private plane on your own might be tricky. Fortunately, companies like MemberJets have invested in the technology and expertise to take all the guesswork out of the process for you. Just tell them where you want to go and they’ll figure out how to get you there. Itineraries will be completely mapped out and confirmed on your behalf. All you have to do is show up at the airport and step onto the plane. What could be simpler than that?

#4 – It’s unreliable

Flying on a private jet can actually be more reliable than a commercial airline. For example, in the case of inclement weather private jets can often fly above storms that will ground commercial aircraft. Additionally, private aircraft are rarely delayed by problems like waiting for a new flight crew or another plane to arrive. Commercial planes also have a poor track record of reliability, with more than 16% of all commercial flights arriving late and another 5% being cancelled entirely. That means more than one in 5 commercial airline flights won’t arrive at its destination on time, if the flight takes off at all. Since private jets face far fewer logistical challenges, they are more likely to arrive at their destinations on time than commercial flights.

#5 – It’s slower

Just because private jets are smaller than commercial airlines, it doesn’t make them slower. In fact, when flying by private jet, you are not only more likely to arrive at your destination on-schedule, you are also going to get there quicker than a commercial flight. Private jets tend to fly faster than commercial planes, and at a higher altitude. That means that they aren’t competing for the same airspace as many other planes and can fly more direct routes. When booking a private jet, you also avoid the hassle of long security lines and parking shuttles to your terminal. Most private aircraft take off from smaller airports, which saves you significant time versus traveling on a commercial flight.

If you’re ready to explore the luxurious world of private air travel, consider a membership with MemberJets, a Kansas City-based membership travel company. MemberJets offers its members the convenience of renting private jets or booking seats on private jets at unbelievable prices. Forget the hassle of commercial air travel and learn to #lovetravelagain.

Check out MemberJets.com for membership and sign-up information.

References:
http://www.flightstats.com/go/Media/stats.do
http://www.transtats.bts.gov/ot_delay/ot_delaycause1.asp



3 Responses

Braden Bills
Braden Bills

February 09, 2017

I always thought that chartering a private jet was too expensive. I didn’t realize that you could get private jet services for prices that rival commercial airline tickets! It would be nice to be able to travel without worrying about lines and stuff. http://www.silverhawkaviation.com/charter/

Thomas Bosco
Thomas Bosco

January 18, 2017

Are customers subject to paying Passenger Facility Charges (PFCs)? If so, is MemberJets required to collect them on behalf of airports?

Brian Wallace
Brian Wallace

September 24, 2016

You have given us very useful information here.The misconceptions about private jets may have led to losses and inconveniences to various individuals who may have feared approaching it and opted for ordinary air travel. Thank you for sharing!

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