millen audrey. First Class Interiors. May 17th , 2018.
If you often need to make flights on short notice or have an unpredictable schedule or planned route the total access that ownership provides is its own greatest benefit. With your own private plane there is no minimum call out time no concern that all the charter aircraft are booked when you need to make a critical flight. Even jet card and fractional ownership programs may take hours to sometime days during busy time periods like holidays to make an aircraft available.
First of all you should find a charter company that is willing to take the time to answer all your questions. Question carefully as to the capacity and fuel requirement of each craft before deciding which is the best and most cost effective option. Also get a second opinion. Private jet charters are not above a little psychological selling. For example company A may insist that your destination airport because of its location or surface needs a special type of aircraft e.g. chopper for spot landing etc. If you are not aware of airport facilities inquiring directly at the airport or even asking another charter might help you avoid paying higher aircraft charter rates.
There are many ways this transaction can take place but it`s important that the charter client be aware of how the broker will be compensated for their services. This is a simplified summary of how the charter process works when using a broker to arrange for travel on your behalf. Be aware that all operators and brokers have their own way of doing things and the best way to find out how they do it is to simply ask them to explain it to you.
This is where a little of research comes in handy. By knowing how aircraft charter rates are calculated i.e. hours of use mileage etc you might be able to shave off a few dollars. It`s also very important to research the aircraft charter before you hire - you should be looking at an impeccable track record and a responsible attitude from the staff.