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Flying first class on a commercial flight and chartering a private jet are both luxurious and comfortable ways to travel. If you’re trying to decide which is better for you, here are some comparisons that can help you make your decision.
Flying Private Is Faster
Flying on a private jet charter typically is much faster than flying first class. To start, first-class passengers may be able to board the aircraft first, but they still have to wait in line at security and then wait at the gate for boarding to begin. On top of that, it’s still a commercial flight subject to delays and layovers. A private jet charter only requires that you arrive 30 minutes before your scheduled flight. Flying private also means flying direct, reducing time wasted in layovers.
Flying Private Is Private
It’s called a private jet for a reason. Instead of having to share the cabin with hundreds of other people, depending on the size of the aircraft and the destination, you’ll have the cabin completely to yourself and your companions. You won’t have to listen to someone else’s crying child or risk getting sick because someone a few rows away is coughing and not wearing a mask.
Flying Private Is Customizable
When you charter a private jet, you can customize everything from the itinerary to the entertainment and the catering. You can call ahead and make specific requests for what you’d like to eat or do during your flight. As long as there’s at least 24 hours’ notice, the concierge will do their best to accommodate your request. When you’re flying commercial, even in first class, you’re limited to what the airline has chosen, which may not include food or movies that you like.
Flying Private Is More Flexible
On a commercial flight, they can’t change the itinerary for one passenger, even one flying first class. If you’re on a private jet, however, you may be able to make last-minute changes to the itinerary. This can include the departure time and even the destination. A private jet charter is a flight just for you, after all. A private jet charter company will have access to more aircraft and therefore can more easily adjust for changes than a commercial airline can.
Flying Private Is More Comfortable
First-class seats on a commercial flight do have more legroom. If you’re on a long-haul flight, some may recline into beds or even give you a small private room. While these options are more comfortable than flying economy class, they don’t match the comfort of a private jet charter. With the entire cabin to yourself and those traveling with you, you’ll have plenty of room to spread out for maximum comfort on your journey.
Flying Private Can Reduce the Time Spent Traveling
In addition to shorter flights, flying private can also reduce how much time you spend traveling in total. Commercial flights that offer first-class seats can only operate out of certain larger airports. Private jet charters can depart from and arrive at smaller regional airports as well as large commercial hubs. This means that on a private jet, you can fly into the airport that is the closest to your ultimate destination, reducing the amount of time you’ll need to travel on the ground before and after your flight.
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