You have to go to a business meeting on the other side of the country, and you’re dreading the trip. When you get to the airport, you’ll have to check in, check your baggage, wade through a long security line, and wait for your plane to board. Once you’re settled in your seat, you get to find out if the person sitting next to you will regale you with annoying stories or snore loudly for the duration of your flight.
All the frustrations of flying are inevitable. Or are they? Have you ever thought about chartering a private flight? Take a look at some of the advantages of flying private.
Skip the Crowds and Lines
According to the International Air Transport Association, about eight million people fly every day. In major airports, that equates to massive crowds and long wait times. To make sure you don’t miss your domestic flight, experts recommend that you arrive at the airport at least two hours ahead of time. During peak travel seasons, you have to arrive even earlier.
You have better things to do with your time than muddle through huge crowds; you could be getting work done or eating a nice meal. Private charter flights, such as those through Mountain Aviation, tend to fly out of smaller airports. The lower passenger volume often means you can arrive later and deal with fewer people.
Skip the Rules and Discomforts
Major airlines have to establish certain rules for passenger safety and comfort — but sometimes those rules are downright frustrating. Furthermore, even if you are flying first class or business class, you have to deal with crowded aisles and troublesome passengers. Babies, as well as other people who tend to make a lot of noise, can distract you from your work or your attempted nap.
Flying via private charter means you can abide by relaxed rules. While TSA regulations may still apply, you may be able to bring more items with you onto the plane, and you’ll wade through fewer security procedures if you are at a private airport. You’ll even be able to bring liquids aboard, so you don’t have to leave your favorite grooming products behind. Need to bring a suit, but don’t want to risk wrinkling it? Many private jets have closet space where you can hang your suit as usual!
Plus, you’ll enjoy the quietude of flying private when you’re actually on the plane.
Skip the Wait
At most large airports, you anticipate the possibility that you may end up waiting on the tarmac for a while. When you fly private, there is less of a chance that you will end up stuck in a plane that isn’t going anywhere. There are some exceptions to this because of the FAA Ground Delay Program at certain airports in Colorado. However, when it is within their power, Mountain Aviation strives to provide timely flights and takeoffs.
Your time is a precious commodity, and you don’t want to squander it by waiting in long lines at airports or navigating your way through a long list of rules. When you charter a private jet, you open the door for increased comfort, saved time, and heightened convenience.
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