Coronavirus & Private Jets: A Safer Way to Travel
As more and more people look for ways to help keep the Coronavirus at bay and keep their travel plans, queries and bookings for private jets are soaring.
“With a jet charter, you avoid being surrounded by a lot of people who are traveling all over the world at a busy airport, and it’s just you and your group on the flight,” says Joel Thomas, President and CEO of Stratos Jet Charters.
With a jet charter, you avoid being surrounded by a lot of people who are traveling all over the world at a busy airport, and it’s just you and your group on the flight
Private jets can use smaller, quieter regional airports in outlying areas, meaning travelers bypass the long security lineups and waiting areas of large international airports. As infection rates of Coronavirus COVID-19 spreads in the United States, Thomas says he’s hearing from people who don’t want to take their chances.
“Our customers tend to travel with private jets, but we’re getting more quote requests from people who don’t normally travel this way, and especially from those who are in areas with high infection rates and they want to go somewhere warm to relax with their family with all of this going on, or they have urgent business and just can’t stay in.”
Unlike commercial travel that involves fixed schedules and pre-planning, private jets can be chartered in as little as four hours’ notice, given availability, and passengers can influence departure times—which is just part of the reason for the surge in last-minute requests.
And for those clients that are really worried, special requests can be made for line crew members to wear face masks and gloves while handling luggage. The same requests can also be directed towards pilots and flight attendants, if necessary.
Thomas says since the spike of infection zones he’s seen an increase in requests and bookings from a range of types of clients, from corporate and government to athletes and performing artists.
“If there’s a group of people heading to a destination, the value in going via private jet is there, so they’re just not risking it right now.”
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