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private jetYour goals are simple:  convenience and on time delivery, but this is not a package you are shipping overnight, it is you and your team arriving on schedule for an unexpected meeting that is critical to the success of your business.  Although the concept may seem like a luxury perk for legacy businesses of corporate boardrooms, a private jet charter is not technically difficult and is actually a sensible and cost effective use of your company's important resources.

The one constant loss that your business is guaranteed to have is time.  Time can only be spent and your time can be spent preparing, working and meeting or it can be spent parking, shuttling, standing in line, waiting to board and sitting on a runway staring at the seat in front of you while your laptop rests in sleep mode.  Establishing a relationship with one or more private jet charter brokers can build your company flexibility that you never imagined with regard to shopping for planes, scheduling flight times and arriving at one of over 3000 private airports often within minutes of most major business complexes. 

The understanding of the operations for private jet charters can require some up front research.  There will be a difference between a private jet charter and a discount airline booked months in advance:  The costs for the discount airline are substantially less, however, the flight was chosen with a very rigid schedule in mind, the airport and carrier will allow no flexibility in your delays and their delays are your problem.  The private jet charter can be scheduled with only a few hours notice and the pilot and crew will be at the hangar ready to board and receive a runway clearance the moment you and your team arrive and the doors close.  Should your important meeting run long or finish early the jet will be prepared for the return flight with no delays.

Your comfort in a discount or legacy carrier is based on maximizing numbers of passengers while the charter is often designed to allow you and your business team to get work done in an environment similar to a boardroom.  Expect outlets for your computers and comfortable workspaces and should you need rest, seats that truly recline.  Meals and refreshments are designed to insure that you arrive at your meeting or at home refreshed and satisfied.

It can be very advantageous to consider working with a charter broker.  These services represent your interest and deal with operators to insure that you are provided with the right services for your trip.  In addition to competitive rates, the broker can handle the logistics of your trip, review safety standards for  the charter, and insure that insurance is provided by the carrier.  Your broker can offer you competitive deals such as filling empty legs of other charter flights when flexibility allows, negotiate discounts for repeat charter flights with regular service, and help to insure that the best destination for your arrival is chosen to minimize travel time.

If your team requires regular travel for business and meetings require short notice travel plans with time built in to work and review, you will find that a private jet charter is a cost effective and time-saving option for the growth of your business.




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Three Benefits To A Private Jet Charter

private jet charterLove it or hate it, air travel is often a necessity, so making the most of your time in the air is essential. Although many airliners offer exceptional business class service on international flights, the domestic seating arrangements leave more to be desired. With the available means, a private jet charter is a desirable upgrade, with benefits and services far surpassing leg room and chatty passengers. So if you need to travel anytime soon, consider a private jet charter, you'll probably never again return to the commercial airlines.

Skip Long Airport Security Lines

Are you tired of arriving at the airport several hours beforehand, just so you can make it through security, have your baggage checked and race through the terminal, just to make it to your gate on time? If so, you will thoroughly enjoy the benefits of a private jet charter, as this is no longer an issue. Not only do you skip all lines and avoid security, but you no longer have to depart when the airline company determines is the best time for a flight. This is up to you, as you decide when to depart on your schedule. So whether you are traveling for one hour or have to arrive across the country at a certain time for a big meeting, you can have the charter jet depart at your specified time. 

Avoid Checking Baggage

Checking luggage is a rather major issue with large airlines. Not only do you have to pay to check most baggage before stepping foot on the plane (unless you are part of the airlines frequent flying club, in which case you might receive compensation for one bag), but now, some airline companies are actually charging for carry on baggage as well, preventing you from getting away from any sort of excessive fee. With a private jet charter, this is no longer a problem, as all baggage is free and placed either in the storage compartment on the jet, or on board, depending on if you need the specified bag during the flight or not. 

Exceptional In Flight Entertainment

During a normal flight, even at cruising altitude it generally is not recommended to walk about the jet. During an international flight you probably need to stretch your legs, but there is little room for you to move about, especially if other individuals are doing the same thing. However, with a private jet charter, you are able to move about easier as there are fewer passengers. You can walk around to stretch your legs, switch chairs if one and find the best view. On top of this, you aren't limited to the single video played overhead as the in flight entertainment. You can either watch the selection of movies and games the private jet charter has on board, or you can use your laptop to view movies. Of course, you can always use your laptop to watch movies on most commercial flights, the problem is there generally is no power outlet for you to use (outside of extended international flights). On a private jet, you have the ability to watch a movie or work on your laptop, all while charging the battery, so it is ready to go when you land. The last thing you want is for the computer to shut down in the middle of your presentation for a large account. Plus, with Internet access you don't have to pay to use, communicating with individuals on land is easier, ensuring the flight is not only more comfortable, but far more productive, all by using a private jet charter.
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Tips for Booking Private Jet Travel to the Summer Olympics

London OlympicsTips for Booking Private Jet Travel to the Summer Olympics

Worldwide jet charters have been flying under the radar and discretely on the up-tick since 2009.  From celebrities to professional athletes and leaders in business, a private jet is not only the preferred mode of transportation but also the most comfortable and efficient.  Unlike commercial travel, flying independently helps the bottom line due to the expedience and flexibility of the private jet industry and your busy schedule.

One the most popular destinations this summer is London, England for the 2012 Olympics.  According to British officials, an additional 3,000 private carriers are expected to fly into UK airports during the months of June and July.  

Due to the increase in demand and anticipated air traffic congestion, here are several tips to help make your private jet experience fly smoothly:

  • The Earlier, The Better — The British Government is enforcing strict rules on all commercial and private aviation this summer. This means book your private jet carrier now.  The two major airports, Gatwick and Heathrow, are reserved for commercial airlines. There are 35 surrounding airports for private jets. Following are several for your consideration:

  • Northholt — (EGWU) is perhaps the closest airport to the city at only 15 miles outside of Central London and while it operates 24-hours, there are restrictions as it’s the base for the Royal Air Force.
  • London Oxford — (EGTK) is 40 miles outside of London with limited hours of operation: 7:00 a.m. until 10:30 p.m.
  • Biggin Hill — (EGKB) is just 14 miles south of the city but operates from 7:30 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.
  • Farnborough — (EGLF) is found 35 miles south of London with limited hours of operation and a prior request is necessary for landing permission.
  • Stansted — (EGSS) is located just 30 miles outside of London and open 24-hours.
  • Luton — (EGGW) is 35 miles north of the city and open 24-hours.
  • Southend — (EGMC) Operates 24-hours each day and is 40 miles outside of the city.

  • Airport Coordination Limited (ACL) — According to officials, “slot allocations” will be assigned on a first-come, first-serve basis and once the slots are filled all other carriers will be forced to fly into another airport or on an alternative day.  Make sure you have your slot for entry and exit ahead of time.

  • Knowing your events helps navigate your itinerary — The majority of the games will take place in Central London but there are several competitions that take place outside of the city.  Plan the events you want to see before you charter your private jet.  Here are some of the most popular games to attend:

  • Swimming: Saturday 28 July – Friday 10 August at Aquatics Centre Hyde Park.
  • Diving: Sunday 29 July  – Saturday 11 August at Aquatics Centre.
  • Boxing: Saturday 28 July – Sunday 12 August at ExCeL.
  • Football (Soccer): Wednesday 25 July – Saturday 11 August at six locations around the UK. Check the game(s) you want to attend.
  • Gymnastics: Saturday 28 July – Tuesday 7 August at North Greenwich Arena.
  • Sailing: Sunday 29 July – Saturday 11 August at Weymouth and Portland.

The private aviation industry sees a burgeoning trend as new companies are opening offices in China, Brazil, Dubai and other parts of the world. With the anticipated success and increase in private jet travel this summer, worldwide jet charters are on the verge of an economic sonic boom. Book your flights early.

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Charter a private plane or just go first class?

private jet chartersWith a private jet charter, the VIP treatment starts before you even step on the plane. If you wish, you can be chauffeured from your home or office to the airport. The car will be able to take you to the tarmac where your aircraft awaits you. On your arrival, you will be greeted by your pilots and offered refreshment by the FBO staff. You only need to arrive 30 minutes before your scheduled departure time, and the jet will not leave without you if you need to arrive late. Additionally, you can call in advance to request the flight slightly earlier for your added convenience.

Compare the above to commercial flight travel where, even with a first class ticket that may give you access to short check-in and security lines, you are still subject to tedious procedures that are non-existent with private jet charter. Furthermore, your first class ticket does not provide you with immunity from cancelations and lost or damaged luggage, and you still must leave from congested main hub airports.

Secondly, consider the flight itself. First class travel is supposed to be the best available but flights in commercial airlines still require pets to be packed with the luggage and most have limited privacy; in fact, many airlines are now beginning to blend business class with first class. Not only does private jet charter overcome these issues but provides you with further luxuries. You have the freedom to make all the choices and changes to original plans such as departure time and location including from smaller, closer airports. You can also order in advance any food you wish to have rather than be presented with the limited choices that even first class travel provides.

Renting a private jet costs only slightly more than a first class ticket, on a per seat basis. One example of this is traveling in a group of executives to different locations within a few days. The time saved by not having to deal with airport procedures and the total control over travel choices means being able to visit more locations in one day and therefore save on overnight accommodation.

Time saved by flying on a private jet actually saves money in comparison to first class. On average, passengers who opt for commercial flights spend the equivalent of two full days per year in flying and its related procedures. This amount increases for those who travel more frequently.

Private jet travel is increasing as the commercial airlines continue to under-perform. As business profits rise, it is often more plausible to take a private jet to enhance the good image of your company.

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