10 Oct Common Business Travel Issues
When you charter a private jet for business travel, you eliminate many of the issues that can make your journey by commercial airlines unbearable. If you’re looking for a reliable and efficient mode of travel for your next business flight, then a private jet charter flight is for you.
When you travel on a commercial airline, no matter how much you plan for a smooth journey things don’t go according to plan. Leaving you late for meetings or worse, stranded. These problems are avoidable when you charter a private jet.
The main difference between booking a commercial flight and a business flight is – customisation. When you book a private flight the entire process is tailored to your travel needs.
Here’s a list of common problems faced while travelling for business and how a charter flight can help you.
1. Your flight is overbooked.
Overbooking a flight is a common practice among commercial airlines. Airlines want to make sure that each of their flights is filled to maximum capacity. They calculate that a certain number of passengers won’t show up and sell extra tickets to compensate for that. The problem arises when everyone shows up and there aren’t enough seats.
On a private jet flight, once you have booked the aircraft it’s yours. You pay for the whole aircraft and not by seats. You can fly on a large aircraft such as the Gulfstream G450, which seats up to 15 people, but travel with 8. The price will remain the same and there is no way you won’t be able to board your aircraft..
2. Your flight is delayed.
There are several reasons why your commercial flight may be delayed, such as bad weather, ATC delays en route or the aircraft has technical issues, preventing you from travelling.
We understand that it can be frustrating, being delayed because of weather or engine problems isn’t something that can be helped. This is out of our control but we can get you on the move again, quicker.
A private jet flight is able to react swiftly to any delay, especially wintry conditions. The main issue with flying and for private jets is slots and ATC delays. Busy periods such as the Monaco Grand Prix, means that you will have to be on time in order to not miss your take-off and landing slot. Miss it and it could be a while before you get another one.
We get you back on track quicker enabling you to reach your destination. We monitor the slots and weather at all times and keep in touch with the pilots regarding any change of plans.
3 Your luggage is delayed or lost.
If your luggage is delayed, you could arrive at your destination without important documents or business clothes. This can take anywhere from a few hours to a few days to reach you. Other times, they might lose it completely.
With a private jet charter flight your luggage always travel with you and it won’t get lost. To avoid your luggage getting delayed and/or lost, make sure you tag your bag with contact information, so that the we put the luggage on the right aircraft, if the terminal is busy.
4 CONNECTING FLIGHTS
You take off from the airport that suits you best and fly directly to the airport closest to your destination. When you charter a private jet, you don’t need to worry about catching your next flight, which can mean you missing that all important business meeting.
We will charter an aircraft that can comfortably get you to your destination without the need for a fuel stop. For example travelling around Europe you can charter a Bombardier Learjet 75 which can travel non-stop for up to 4 hours.
On longer flights across the Atlantic a Gulfstream G550 can fly for up to 13 hours non-stop. You avoid all the queuing, the delays and the connections that can so easily ruin a journey.
5 TIME CONSUMING
On the day of your flight, a chauffeur-driven car can come and collect you to take you to the airport, where you will be able to board your flight at the time of your choice, and within barely 10 minutes.
With a commercial flight you will need to arrive at the airport 1-3 hours prior to departure, depending on your destination.
There is a lot of wasted time when you travel by commercial airlines, from check-in to arrival at your destination and waiting for your luggage. You save on average around 2 hours of time with a private jet flight.
So in conclusion a private jet charter flight allows you travel for business stress-free, at a time that suits you. With people you know and you arrive closer to your destination.
Let us make your job easier. We can help save your company money, while saving you time and hassle
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Please note: Prices shown are estimated prices for charter of whole aircraft – alternative routes, aircraft and airports are also available upon request.
Any additional operational charges that we may incur to operate this quoted schedule, ie Out of Hours (OOHs) and airfield Extensions, Fire Cover Upgrade and AIRCRAFT DE-ICING are not included in this quotation price. This estimated price is subject to availability, slots, traffic rights and schedule.GET QUOTE