For all of the emphasis that people place on presents, decorations and food, when it comes down to it, the holidays are really about spending time with the ones you love. If you have family members in far away places, chartering private jets is a great way to get everyone together at Christmas. After all, a ride in a luxurious private plane is a gift unto itself, and one that’s sure to get travelers into a festive spirit. So if your son or daughter is attending university halfway across the country, or they’re in the big city balancing work and kids, why not surprise them by whisking them away for some home-cooked meals and quality time with the family?

Avoid Christmas Chaos at the Airport

The week leading up to Christmas is one of the busiest commercial air travel periods of the entire year. Here’s what you can expect:

  • Flights that are fully booked (or overbooked)
  • Longer than normal check-in and security lines
  • Frustrated travelers and overworked employees
  • Lack of parking

By chartering private jets for Christmas, you get to avoid the mayhem. In most larger airports, charter planes depart from private terminals, so you don’t have to endure the crowds or waits, and whether your kids are managing businesses or their own families, they’re going to appreciate that immensely. Even if you happen to be departing from a smaller executive airport, you still get to avoid the masses as most commercial air traffic flies out of larger centers. In either case, check-in and security procedures are a breeze.

Surprise them with a Christmas Beach Vacation

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If you live in Wisconsin, or another place that gets extremely cold in winter, the thought of coming home to knee-deep snow might not be your family member’s first choice. Instead, you could always book a private jet for them to a luxury beach resort and meet them there. There are plenty of options within easy travel distance of the US:

  • The Bahamas
  • Mexico
  • Costa Rica
  • Puerto Rico
  • Jamaica

The look on their face as they walk off the plane in some exotic destination will be priceless.


Holiday Travel Arrangements for Split Families

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For families where the parents are divorced, it’s natural for both parents to want to spend time with their children over the holidays, even if they live in different cities. Chartering private jets for Christmas is a practical solution to make this happen. Private jet charter companies like Stratos allow minors (anyone under the age of 18) to travel with a single parent. However, the child must carry a parental consent form that has been signed by both parents and notarized. This isn’t a legal requirement, but it is Stratos’ standard operating policy. For more information on this, read our post: When Kids Travel on Private Planes with Only One Parent.     

If Your Family Can’t Come to You…

Sometimes, life just gets in the way. Whether it’s work, school or another commitment, your family might not always be able to fly home for Christmas. But that doesn’t mean you can’t go and visit them over the holidays.

Chartering private jets for Christmas is a convenient way to reunite families. Stratos Jets can arrange holiday air travel on luxury planes to help you reach your loved ones, no matter where they are—(888) 593-9066 (toll free) or request a quote online.