Christmas time is here again and with the joy of the holidays, comes the unpleasantness of the icy, cold winter months. While it was good news for skiers, this past weekend, snowstorms beat down on the Northeast and out West and dozens of flights were delayed and canceled as a result. Business executives missed important meetings and families missed out on equally important family time.

Traveling during the holidays is difficult, but it doesn’t have to be. Many people think that flying on a commercial jet is the only way to reach a destination safely and comfortably during the winter season, but it’s not.

Flying on a commercial jet might be economical but it’s certainly not reliable. Snow drifts, ice-backed runways, blizzards, all of these things can cause delays or cancellations for commercial flights.

The most reliable solution to flying during the winter season is chartering a private aircraft. Private jets are the safer option because they are capable of flying around inclement weather. They can fly alternate routes and land at safer, regional airports where the weather is milder. This means that you won’t be standing in lines wasting valuable time.

While chartering a private jet is the wisest and most logical choice, it’s still very crucial that passengers choose to work with only the most reputable charter agents. Settling for anything less than a highly-trained expert could mean compromising your safety.

At Stratos Jets, our air charter experts have been specifically trained to handle all weather-related flight issues. Our agents have an extensive knowledge and understanding of the many aircraft types and models available, and know which aircraft can land on shorter runways and which aircraft have weather-detection and avoidance systems. This information is valuable when inclement weather interferes with travel plans and not every charter agent has acquired this knowledge.

Furthermore, our agents only work with ARGUS/Wyvern approved vendors, meaning that all of the aircraft chartered through Stratos meet the highest standards for safety and maintenance. In addition, the private jets we select for charter flights are equipped with state of the art avionics and anti-icing systems, which can make all the difference when flying during the winter season.

Since we fully understand and anticipate the complications that can arise from bad weather during the winter season, we are available 24-hours a day, 7 days a week. We want to make sure that everyone has the opportunity to get on the safest, most convenient flight and that no one gets stuck waiting around in an airport when your business or family needs you the most.

If your commercial flight is canceled, our charter agents have the ability to source an aircraft in four hours time while still providing the best crew and most well-maintained aircraft. Should your flight schedule change due to weather issues, we can modify all other travel arrangements that have been made on the ground to accommodate the new changes to your itinerary.

While we may not be able to control the weather, we can make sure your winter weather jet charter flying experience is as reliable, efficient and convenient as possible.


Joel Thomas, President – Stratos Jet Charters