Inside Private Planes: Four Reasons Why You’ll Never Fly Commercial Again
Compared to private planes, commercial flights can be an agonizing experience, both mentally and physically. Any sense of personal space is thrown out the cargo hatch, as you’re jammed in with a multitude of other air travelers. By the time you touch down, your body is cramped and you’ve probably picked up a head cold from the passenger next to you. Chartering a private jet changes all of that, as you and your group gets to enjoy gourmet meals and your very own living room at 40,000 feet. Making the experience that much more rewarding are all the amenities that come with flying on a luxury aircraft.
1. Space, lots of space
Unless you’re less than five feet tall, the amount of legroom on a commercial flight is anything but ample, even in first class. Stretching your legs out is next to impossible, especially if you have carry-on items stowed under the seat in front of you. On private planes, not only can you give your your limbs free rein as you lounge languidly in your leather recliner-style seat, you also have complete access to the aircraft’s cabin. There’s no need to jockey for elbowroom with your neighbor, as each seat has its own armrests. What’s more, seating is usually arranged in a living-room configuration, so you can actually enjoy the company of your fellow travelers rather than stare at the back of a headrest.
2. Bathroom bliss
If you suffer from claustrophobia, spending time in the bathroom on a commercial flight is the last thing you want to do. If you happen to be on the beefier side, turning around in one can be a major undertaking. Visiting bathrooms on charter flights are much like the ones as you’d find in a home. They’re simply larger and more lavishly appointed than the cramped, plastic-laden boxes you find on commercial planes. Many even have showers so you can bathe, shave and groom to your heart’s content before you touch down.