5 best kept secrets of Private Jet Charter
Tuesday 10, August 2010
There are many great ways to travel and there are many not-so-great ways to travel. Private jet charter offers endless solutions for those who can afford to indulge.
Private charter inquirers can be anyone from affluent individuals to full-time NBTA travel planners and travel professionals. We have compiled a list of 5 cost-saving techniques that can save you, or your company, both time and money when it comes to private jet charter.
1. One-way legs or empty legs as they are referred to, account for over one-third of all private jet charter flights. They have no passengers aboard, but can still be utilized for travelers going in the same direction. These flights offer major savings for the savvy traveler that can find them. This "excess inventory" can be purchased at rates of up to 50% off!
2. No lines, no waiting. Private jet charter flights take off from a Fixed Base Operation (FBO), far away from the crowed major airline terminals at major airports. Business travelers can avoid the melee by driving straight to an FBO and getting directly onto a private aircraft. All that is required is a show of I.D. for domestic flights and a passport for international flights, it's that easy!
3. Depart when you want! The pilots work on your schedule. You no longer have to deal with the rescheduled flights and the pesky cancellations that plague commercial airlines. You show up 15 minutes before your flight and presto, you’re on your way to the destination of your choice. What used to take a businessman 3-5 days to travel to visit off-site facilities and visit clients can be done in a single day, which means less time traveling and more time in the office being productive!
4. Those little airports! The airlines only serve a few hundred airports in the United States. Private jets can fly into thousands of alternative airports and can save you time and put you closer to your destination! For example, Boston’s Logan airport has four surrounding airports: Bedford, Lawrence, Norwood or Worcester, that may be closer to your end destination, but are not serviced by commercial airlines. Avoid the traffic congestion by flying into a smaller airport so that you can spend less time at the airport and more time with your family and clients.
5. Fried chicken. Private jet charter allows you to eat freshly catered meals during your flight. This is especially important to business travelers who don’t want to waste time stopping and eating on the go. You can relax mid-flight and enjoy whatever suits your appetite. It’s also great for those long coast-to-coast flights that can often times leave travelers tired and hungry. With private charter your catered meals will leave you feeling refreshed and invigorated!
This list is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to saving time and money. Our dedicated specialist’s have compiled a vast array of knowledge of the private charter business and provide NBTA members with countless other tips and tricks that can have a profound impact on their bottom line. Individuals can save thousands of dollars companies can save millions on travel every year!
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