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Why More People Should Consider Flying Private
1. It can be far cheaper than most people
believe: Especially if the traveller is
enterprising enough. According to a recent
Forbes article it is possible to fly privately for
as little as $59 or for as much as $10 Million
Our case in point for one enterprising traveller
is Tom Church, a professional bargain hunter
who recently made the news after he found
that it is possible to catch private flights across
the UK at cheaper last minute rates than
taking the train. His story was picked up after
he published this discovery to his website,
According to The Independent, 26-year-old
Tom Church booked a plane from London to
Newcastle as a solo passenger for just £67.
The equivalent cost for a train ticket was £146,
more than double the price. Outraged at the
price for a train ticket, he sought out a service
called Wingly, which puts hobbyist pilots in
touch with members of the public for mutual
benefit. In an interview with the Independent
Tom suggested: “People should definitely give
this a go. If you go onto the website and can’t
see anything that works for you, you can write a
message asking pilots to take you somewhere.
The pilots love it because they get to try new
routes they don’t often choose to do.”
Flying by private plane can save time and
money (Tom Church)
It goes without saying of course that those
who are looking for a more luxurious private
flight experience should generally expect to
pay more. Empty legs can go for as little as
$500, from there the options for private jet
charter include on-demand charter and Jet
Cards which enable customers to pay a fixed
price based on the number of hours of private
jet travel. However, when comparing prices,
restrictions, aircraft type and positioning
charges, flying private charter will tend to
guarantee the best price versus jet cards or
fractional jet ownership. It should also be
mentioned that for private charter flights the
whole plane is rented, rather than just a seat.
Therefore, when a group of people fly together
the cost can be split for a considerable saving.
2. No queues or hassles: Private fliers
bypass the painfully slow commercial airport
terminals, enabling them to check in just 15
minutes before departure, and they can be
on their merry way again within five minutes
of landing. Passengers also don’t have to
contend with lost baggage between the
airport and aircraft, or flight layovers as they
aren’t limited by the airline’s flight schedule,
or delays due to late landing aircraft, and of
course, no lengthy security lines.
attendants to passengers is invariably
greater than that of the commercial airlines.
Customers will therefore find that the
service is more attentive to their individual
needs. They may also find that staff conduct
themselves with a little more decorum than
the stereotypical flight attendant gossiping
noisily to their colleagues. First class catering
and Champaign are a given but private airlines
also do their utmost to ensure that they are
able to accommodate a plethora of catering
requests and amenities. Customers can even
bring their pets on board should they choose.
3. More locations to choose from: Private
charter customers have the freedom to choose
from their preferred departure and arrival
terminals. If the final destination is nearer to
a small private airport or airfield then you’re
free to land and leave from there and avoid the
traffic that usually surrounds major airports.
This way, it is possible to spend more time at
the destination and less time getting there.
The time saving offered here can be very
valuable to companies and senior executives.
6. More privacy: Passengers understandably,
may not feel comfortable opening or working
on personal files in the crowded environment
4. An airborne modern office: The private
aviation industry is emerging as the new hotbed
of innovation, overtaking the commercial
airlines. The mod cons are analogous to those
of hotels, offices and the home, with big steps in
recent years where connectivity is concerned.
With large aerodynamic mounted antennae
and support from Ka-band systems, private
jets are becoming capable of supporting
speeds of 100 Mbps. Customers can even take
calls on their personal phones from 7 miles
high. Private travel is fast, convenient and
it enables passengers to remain productive
whilst flying. Time is money.
Many modern passengers can relate to Neal
Page (Steve Martin)’s frustrations in the film
Planes, Trains and Automobiles
of a commercial airliner. As commercial airline
travel becomes increasingly unbearable
especially on-board in economy where scenes
from the likes of comedy films like ‘Planes,
Trains and Automobiles’ can play out more
like documentaries. Screaming children,
cramped seating, unwanted attention from
other passengers or the tendency for other
passengers to ‘rubberneck’ on each other’s
personal conversations are but a few of the
common annoyances that can be avoided.
In todays’ crowded airports and on cramped
carriers, customer complaints for commercial
aviation are soaring; In April 2017 the U.S.
the Department of Transportation (DOT)
recorded a 70% jump in airline service
complaints by consumers compared to April
2016. Watch-dogs like the European based
Air-Transport Users Council (AUC) have also
Private jets are more connected, and the
industry innovative, than ever before
5. Better service: For starters, by flying on
a private business jet, the ratio of flight
reported higher numbers of customer complaints. The most common complaints are attributed to
delays, lost baggage and long check in times. There are of course an assortment of other nuisances,
many of which passengers will often accept with gritted teeth, as part of the modern travel experience.
Poor customer experience in the commercial space is cultivating new opportunities for its alternatives.
Easier, cheaper and more innovative than many realise, and with a slew of benefits being offered to
an increasingly savvy customer base private flying is emerging as an increasingly viable option.
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