Picture this scenario: waking up at 3:30 AM so you and your family can leave for the airport. You didn’t get much sleep the night before because everyone is excited about going on vacation.
After finally checking in with the airline you have yet another long line to endure so that you can clear security to eventually board a crowded plane for a 4 to 6-hour flight. By the time you arrive in paradise, you feel like you need a vacation from your vacation.
Is it any wonder why more and more families are choosing to fly to their next great getaway by private jet. Here are five reasons why you will want to charter your “own” course to amazing destinations and great memories.
Affordability with Convenience
Believe it or not, the rarified air of chartering a jet plane is no longer the sole purview of the rich and famous. With pricing options including “empty leg” deals and shared family flights, convenience and affordability are now a reality when you choose to travel by private jet.
Of course, and as is the case when booking a commercial flight, be sure to check out the terms and conditions including the extra costs associated with flight delays or schedule changes.
Less Time At the Airport
Even though check-in and security checks are no less thorough when traveling by a private jet plane, the process is far more streamlined than when you travel on a commercial flight.
With the latter, you contend with what are usually long lines that can turn your children’s smiles of anticipation into whines and grumbles of impatience. What’s worse is that there is nowhere for you to go to escape, especially from the annoyed glances and open irritation of fellow passengers who themselves are wondering why it is taking so long. Such a scenario is hardly the best way to start a fun family vacation.
With a private charter, your relaxation will begin before you even step on the plane. For anyone with kids, that in and of itself is worth the price of a ticket.
In-Flight Family Time
When you charter a private jet, your family vacation begins as soon as the wheels of the plane retract and you take to the skies.
The cabin is comfortable and intimate, so you and your kids can talk and laugh and while away the flight time enjoying good food and each other’s company.
With Wi-Fi access and DVD players and other entertaining distractions, there is also no shortage of onboard entertainment.
Even the family pet can join you in the comfort of the cabin. Just be sure that have your furry friend’s paperwork in order to gain entry at your destination.
Talk About Food
Airline food has long been the meat and potatoes of stand-up comedy act punchlines.
However, the cuisine on your private jet will bring a smile to your face for a different reason. Whether you have a favorite dish that you can’t get enough of or a special dietary need, you choose the menu, and the service staff will prepare your meal according to you and your family’s specifications.
You can even sample some of the cuisines from your vacation destination, or if traveling during a family member’s birthday, you can make arrangements in advance for a cake to be made and enjoyed onboard!
Whatever your taste in food or beverages, the menu is yours for the making.
More Places to Land
Your commercial flight lands at your destination. Depending on where you are sitting on the plane the seemingly endless rows of passengers in the seats in front of you do not promise a quick or easy exit.
After picking up your luggage, you then board a bus that will take you to your resort destination – which is a 45-minute (or longer) drive. So when does your vacation start?
When you travel via private jet, not only do you get an easy exit from the plane, you also have more options regarding flight routes and airports at which to land. As a result, you are likely to avoid the extended travel time of having to get from the airport to your hotel or resort. And the added bonus is that part of the fun of your vacation will be the flight itself!
A Family Vacation to Remember
From the moment you arrive at your departure airport to touching down at your dream destination, a private jet charter promises to make your travel time as memorable as the vacation itself.
All you have to do is sit back, relax and enjoy the flight while dreaming about new adventures that will become enduring memories.