6 Benefits of Chartering a Jet with a High-quality Broker
Flying privately is one of the most convenient ways to travel. From arriving mere minutes before your scheduled departure time to effortlessly checking in at the Fixed Base Operator (FBO) to relaxing in the comfort of your own private and personal space in flight, chartering a jet has so many benefits.
If you’re new to the world of private aviation, here are the top six benefits that accompany flying privately through a jet charter broker.
1. The Freedom to Set the Schedule
Travelers with plans and schedules they need to accommodate, and business travelers especially, absolutely love being able to schedule their flights on their own schedule. Instead of combing through commercial airline flight schedules and choosing from a list of departure and arrival times, private jet flyers get to call the shots. Need to be at a meeting in Milan at 4 pm? We can accommodate that. Booked a tee time at Pebble Beach Golf Links for 10 am? We can make sure your aircraft arrives in California with enough time for a leisurely breakfast and a shower.
When chartering a jet with a private jet charter broker, the flight itinerary options are endless, and best of all, you get the final say as to when you take to the skies.
2. Honest, Transparent Private Jet Charters Rates
At Stratos, we believe client education is the only way to start and build upon a strong, trustworthy client-provider relationship. By providing clients with all the information they need to make well-informed buying decisions, we truly believe we stand out from the competition.
Instead of asking for charter jet service rates and comparing them with other brokers, we supply all the information you need to feel confident in your buying decision.
By empowering clients to make these important decisions, they can move forward in their travel plans comfortable and efficiently. When we’re asked to quote a flight, we provide a quote with no hidden fees or baked-in additional costs. It’s just straightforward, simple flying.
3. Superior Safety in the Sky
For travelers that are hesitant to charter a private jet due to safety concerns, we can assure you that a high-quality broker is just as safe as a commercial airline, if not safer. Accredited private charter brokers are held to extremely high safety standards, and it takes a lot of effort to achieve and maintain that certification status.
When seeking out a private jet charter broker, it’s important not to base your decision on charter plane cost. Base your decision on the broker that’s accredited and committed to the safety of its clients. Look for brokers with ARGUS and WYVERN certification, as well as their own in-house safety programs.
We also recommend sticking to charter brokers that carry their own additional liability policies above the standard operator’s insurance. Here at Stratos, we carry our own $50 million dollar liability policy to give our clients additional peace of mind.
4. Access to Convenient Additional Services
Another thing travelers may be unaware of when chartering a private jet with a broker is that there are so many additional services available. It all begins with your private flight advisor. Having consistent contact throughout your entire journey will make things flow a lot more efficiently and give you the confidence that your trip will run smoothly.
Oftentimes, those advisors are backed with a comprehensive trip support team or department. At Stratos, our advisors and Trip Support team are available 24 hours a day for client convenience.
And once you’ve arranged your flight details with your advisor, our Trip Support team solely focuses on:
- Booking confirmations
- Ordering and arranging catering
- Coordinating ground support, like vehicle rentals & chauffeur services
5. Confidence in Aviation Excellence and Experience
When chartering a jet with a broker, it’s important to find a broker that aligns with your values and has the proven track record you would want to see. If your broker has the experience and history of providing top-tier service, flying privately will be your new favourite way to travel.
At Stratos, we always put our client needs first. After spending more than a decade working with Fortune 500 companies, we know what private flyers expect. During this time, we’ve also worked with private jet operators all over the United States, from the east coast to the west coast. We’ve also provided countless international flights. By spending time, effort, and money in developing these relationships, we’re confident our clients can leverage these relationships to their benefit.
Joel Thomas, CEO and founder of Stratos Jet Charters, recently stated, “Stratos only works with the top private jet providers. It is not about price; it is about access to premium aircraft and delivering consistency.” And this is what shapes the way we do business in a big way.
Because we only work with the best operators, it makes sense that we also hire the best personnel and apply the best technology on the market to our practice. We do this so our team and our technology work together to provide a seamless travel experience and catch errors that can create conflicts with itineraries and schedules.
We want our clients to truly enjoy their travel experience.
6. Health and Bio-security Benefits
In recent years, increased safety measures have been put in place to reduce the likelihood of catching a viral infection while flying privately. This focus has been very important and frequently asked about by most flyers.
When flying commercially, passengers are exposed to roughly 700 touch points from the moment they exit their vehicles until they arrive at their destination. This includes touching:
- Door handles
- Security conveyors belts and baskets
- Surfaces in a restaurant, the bathroom, a duty-free shop
- And other surfaces found in airport structures
Flying privately can reduce those potential points of contact to roughly 20. It also lessens the number of people you’ll interact with before, during and after your charter flight.
And though aircraft cabin cleanliness has always been something we’ve watched for, sanitizing has become the main focus. Our heavily vetted and approved vendors have implemented strict cleaning protocols to make sure passengers are not at risk of exposure, and we make sure this step is completed before our clients board their aircraft.
Chartering a jet with a private charter broker can be a huge travel advantage. As long as you book a charter through a reputable broker, your flight will be comfortable, convenient, and efficient.
Based in Orlando, FL, Stratos Jet Charters Inc. has been providing private jet broker services across the United States and around the world for nearly two decades. In that time, we’ve developed a reputation for exceptional service and safety. To discover the Stratos advantage and speak with a private flight advisor, please contact us or call (888) 593-9066. Happy travels!