Have you always dreamed about flying on a private jet to Jackson Hole, Florida, or wherever other destination for that matter? Now that you’re a few days away from making that dream a reality, perhaps you’re giddy, but anxious, too. Every seasoned chartered flight traveler was also once a beginner. This flight is only the first step to a few hundred more of choosing the private jetway of travel.
Obviously, when you fly chartered to Jackson Hole, you’re paying so much more than what you would’ve if you flew on a regular commercial flight. So, whether it’s a short-haul or long-haul flight, you’ll want to make the most out of it. If you’re a first-timer, you don’t need to let anyone know, when you’re aware of what you should do and expect from this whole new flying experience, you’ll surely appear like a pro.
The better prepared you are for your first chartered flight experience, the smoother and more memorable the whole experience will be for you. That preparation starts now, with this list of insights as to what you should expect during your first private plane flight.
Tipping The Pilot Isn’t Required, But Appreciated
If you can afford to fly a chartered flight to Jackson Hole, for sure a simple tip for your pilot and crew wouldn’t matter much. Although it isn’t really required, many passengers of private flights still tip their pilot and flight attendant. It has been a matter of custom to thank the crew for a safe and wonderful flying experience.
The tip doesn’t have to be in big amounts, or you can also stop by your lounge duty-free shop to get them a little thank you gift or token of appreciation.
Don't be too stressed out about this, because even a smile and a simple thank you to your crew is more than enough to let them know you’re happy with their service.
Booking In Advance Is Essential
Because you’re choosing to book a private flight to Jackson Hole, it’s advisable to book in advance, although you can book at the last minute, it’s actually not preferable because of flight availability and higher rates.
Most private jet passengers typically book their flights at least a week before their desired flight schedule. This gives you enough time allowance to be certain that there’s a private jet operating on the day you’re scheduled to fly.
Service Quality Is Impeccable
So, you probably know by now that flying on a private jet naturally comes with five-star service. This can even be better than the business class or first-class accommodation you may have tried on a commercial flight. The moment you arrive at the airport, you should expect to be treated like royalty.
You’ll have your own flight attendant, and everything will be processed smoothly on your behalf, minus all the long queues and other airport discomforts. Then, when you set foot on the jet, the service is even better.
Furthermore, the food catering service is the best and you can have your desired wine anytime you want. The wide legroom and leather seats are just phenomenal and are worth the money that you paid for.
However, this isn’t to say that flying on a private jet means everything can be provided for you during your flight. Of course, there are still limitations, based on what the crew has with them, on board. Because of this, you have to be aware that any special requests you have should also be arranged ahead of time. Typically, those requests should be made at the same time you book your flight.
For example, do you have any meal restrictions, such as vegan meals only? Do you want a specific flower in your vase? Is there a specific type of wine you want, chilled at your desired temperature? Are you traveling to Jackson Hole with an infant, hence the need for a bassinet? Whatever requests you have, be sure to make them when you book, so all those can be accounted for, as a part of the chartered flight’s service.
Productivity And Work Is Possible
Surely, no one likes to work while on a holiday, but, if it’s inevitable, do know that productivity and work is possible when you fly on a private jet. If there are some tasks for work you need to get done before landing at Jackson Hole, the peace, quiet, and privacy during your chartered flight can allow you to do so.
Many private aircraft offer access to satellite phone service and Wi-Fi. So, if you need to accomplish any work-related duty, you can maximize your time while on flight and you don’t need to worry about having to go offline.
Now that you’ve made it to this point, you can hopefully breeze through that first chartered flight experience as if you’re a pro. You're a beginner, but you don’t have to give a hint that you are. With all that said, all you have to do now is get packing and start preparing for your private jet flight to Jackson Hole. You should enjoy the perks of what you’re paying for, especially now that you’re flying in class, just like the A-listers do.