A Private Jet Traveler’s Guide to Documentation

One of the best perks of private jet travel is avoiding annoying line-ups and security checks. However, private jet travelers are still required to bring the necessary documentation. Here are some guidelines to ensure your pre-flight goes as smoothly as your flight.

Pre-Flight and Documentation Checklist for Private Jet Travel   

When should you be at the airport?

Pre-boarding activities for private jet charter travel go fairly quickly, especially when compared to commercial flights. Generally speaking, if you arrive 30 minutes before your flight, you should have enough time to move through security and board the aircraft. Most FBO (Fixed Base Operator) lounges are stylish, comfortable and relaxing. Your pre-boarding will be stress-free.


Passports are required when traveling internationally. You don’t usually need a passport when traveling within the USA. However, many travel experts suggest getting into the habit of bringing your passport every time you travel. It’s the standard documentation for many airport security systems.


To ensure smooth international travel, you must meet the immigration conditions for your destination. This may include obtaining a visa. The Stratos Jet Charter Agents can advise you if a visa is required. You can also find the information on the government website of your country of origin.

Pet travel documentation

Pets can travel with owners on a private jet flight, but just like you, they need proper documentation. Make sure you have your pet’s immunization record. If you are traveling internationally, be aware some countries have strict health, quarantine and customs requirements for pets. If you decide to take your pet abroad, check with the embassies of the countries you will be going to for any specific requirements. The US Department of Agriculture has a detailed list of destinations and requirements for pet travel.

Luggage scanning

Your luggage will usually be scanned before you board your private jet. If you are used to commercial flights, you will be pleasantly surprised at how smoothly the luggage security process goes with a private jet charter. Plus, most private jet FBOs are designed to be as close to the aircraft as possible. You don’t need to walk down long corridors to get to your gate. Just grab your suitcase, and enjoy your flight!   If you’re looking for a private jet charter broker that can arrange luxury charter flights to anywhere in the world, call Stratos Jets—888-593-9066.

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