There are some key things to watch out for during your private aircraft experience. You’re being afforded opportunities that the majority of fliers don’t have access to. However, this doesn’t automatically assume you’re in the know.
About one-third of business flights fly into secondary airports and 19% of those flights are into large hubs; on the other hand, private aircraft have access to more airports around the world, though this isn’t an advertised fact. Other unadvertised rules of the sky pertinent to well-mannered private aircraft charters are certainly advised to brush up on before taking to the sky, so we’ve lined up a few for you to keep in the back of your mind. It’s called jetiquette for a reason.
Do things ahead
You’re paying for a private jet service, so the details of your chartered flight should not only be ironed out ahead of time but received in a detailed list before you travel. This way you can avoid any confusion between parties and still have the time to rectify any mistakes or add whimsical adjustments. Remember, you’re paying, so don’t be shy to ask for what you want.
At your service
The pilots and crew are at your service during your private flight but remember you’re still in an aircraft. Before you start roaming around the cabin and talking to the crew, pilots, etc. make sure your flight is up and cruising and respect the pilot’s advice regarding safety. They’re providing the ultimate private aircraft experience, part of which is making sure you’re kept safe from takeoff to touchdown.
Relax and enjoy
One of the best things about a private jet charter is your freedom. You have access to airports closer to destinations that commercial airlines can’t fly into. Not only is this incredibly convenient in terms of location, but you don’t have to deal with the chaotic cacophony of packed airports, luggage lines, and generally stressful melodrama associated with typical airline travel.
Staying jetiquette savvy as you take to the sky on a private flight is a sure way to build a great relationship with the pilot and crew of your flight. Good relationships only make your experience better, so remember your jetiquette on your next chartered flight. This will reflect wonderfully on you and you might find a crew to stick with when you’re sky bound.