When you hire a private jet, you’ll notice most jets are painted white. And not just any white, but a specific shade called Matterhorn White. It’s reminiscent of Henry Ford’s famous quote about the Model T, “Any customer can have his car painted any color he wants, as long as it is black.” Ford was keeping costs down by limiting color choices. But what about private jets? There are a number of practical and aesthetic reasons that when you hire a private jet, it’s probably white.
Top 5 Reasons Private Jets are White
It’s a blank page. Our eyes are used to black print on a white page, or dark pixels against a light background. It’s a clean starting point to add a corporate logo for the best visual impact. Also, each aircraft’s registration number must be prominently displayed on the tail. A white back background provides high-contrast readability, ideal for mandatory aircraft identification.
It reflects heat. This advantage is huge when you consider that when you hire a private jet, it may spend hours on the hot tarmac. Not only is heat reflection good for personal comfort in the cabin, it benefits the aircraft. Metals, plastics, electronics and fuels are all sensitive to sustained high temperatures. A white aircraft is a cool aircraft.
White increases resale value. If you purchase a pre-owned aircraft, you can have some portions repainted, without the expense of repainting the whole aircraft.
White doesn’t show fading. All paints fade, especially when exposed to the variable weather conditions private jets encounter. But whites fade less. As a bonus, it is much easier for maintenance teams to spot leaks or cracks on a white surface.
Psychology. Aircraft manufacturers have measured the response to various aircraft colors.There are, of course, gender and cultural variables that affect color perception. But generally speaking, white is popular for cars, appliances and aircraft because it inspires confidence and reliability. When you hire a private jet that’s white, your brain sees “a clean machine” that can travel through white clouds with ease.
If you’re looking to hire a private jet, call the knowledgeable and friendly air charter agents at Stratos Jet Charters. We can arrange luxury charter flights to anywhere in the world.
Who are our Travel Specialists and what services do they offer?
When you call our toll-free number or request a quote through our website, your private plane charter questions are handled by one of our friendly specialist agents. Each has a diverse skill set and duties to make your private plane charter experience go smoothly. Some handle charter bookings exclusively, while others handle follow-up support for the flight. It’s always valuable to know who can help you best. So, here’s a background peek at our Stratos Jet Charter Customer Support Team.
Charter Sales Agents
This is our frontline team when you contact Stratos. Our Charter Sales Agents evaluate your travel needs to identify the appropriate aircraft type for your travel plan. Because airplanes move from one place to another, pricing is determined by three variables. Our agents look at aircraft availability, its position related to your intended departure location, and where the aircraft needs to be after your flight.
“It is my job to identify the appropriate aircraft at the best available price and to give insights into the operational history of the air carrier to help you make an informed buying decision.”
Essentially, a Private Plane Charter Sales Agents finds the client and finds them the plane that best fulfills their travel needs.
Trip Support Agents
Once the aircraft has been selected for your private plane charter flight, our Trip Support team takes over. They work with the customer, the air carrier and the concierge service providers to organize all of the travel details. Trip Support Agents are the ones who actually plan the flight.
Trip Support is responsible for coordinating the:
– Departure time
– Departure and arrival FBO (Fixed-Base Operator) location
– Ensuring assigned crew members meet Stratos experience requirements
– Making sure the insurance is current and that there is adequate coverage.
– Organizing any in-flight meals and entertainment.
– Coordinating all concierge services (ground transportation, hotels, meeting rooms etc.)
– Any changes to the flight go through Trip Support.
We hope it helps to know “Who’s Who” in our support team. Call or request an online quote for a private plane charter today.
If you’re looking for a private plane rental company that can arrange luxury charter flights to anywhere in the world, call Stratos Jets—888-593-9066.
Enjoy the nation’s diversity by traveling to all four corners
If you’re looking to charter a private jet, consider traveling to one, or all four of the nation’s continental corners! (Sorry Alaska and Hawaii – we’ll feature you in a subsequent blog.) Why travel to the corners? First, the best way to see the nation’s stunning landscapes is from the comfort of a private jet. Second, although many of us travel across the continent for business, when was the last time we allowed ourselves the luxury of traveling somewhere just out of curiosity? Each corner has unique attractions for travellers from all over the world.
Seattle is a great place to start your northwest exploration when you charter a private jet. Aircraft enthusiasts will marvel at the scale of the Boeing Factory Tour. Across from the Boeing Field is Paul Allen’s Flying Heritage Museum, featuring a unique collection of rare vintage aircraft. Once you’ve enjoyed your fill of aircraft, sushi, Chihuly glass, Starbucks coffee, seafood and local breweries, head out to Washington’s great outdoors. Spectacular hiking, biking and kayaking await you in the Evergreen State.
This corner boasts a rich history and breath-taking rugged landscapes. The lighthouse at West Quoddy Head, Maine is officially the easternmost point in the USA. The lighthouse is fun to photograph, but we suggest Maine has many other charms. Horror fans will enjoy touring Bangor, the inspiration for Stephen King’s fictional town of Derry. Lobster feasts, history, ocean views, roadside markets and boutique shopping will delight you in Maine.
Key West, Florida is as far south as you can go in the continental USA. Ponce de Leone was the first European to see it in 1521. In the centuries since, it changed hands many times, creating a mosaic of languages and cultures. You can still tour the homes of many public figures who lived there, including Ernest Hemingway, Tennessee Williams and Harry Truman. Gulf breezes, Cuban/Caribbean cuisine, mojitos, ocean sports and sunshine are just some of the reasons to visit Key West when you charter a private jet.
Imperial Beach, California, is the south-western-most point in the lower 48 states. Just 14 miles south of San Diego, Imperial Beach is sunny 323 days a year, and it encompasses nearly four miles of beach. A surfer’s paradise, the area also boasts a number of military museums, top golf courses, and the best authentic Mexican/California cuisine around. This popular destination is highly regarded as one of the best surf spots in the area, and the pier even showcases plaques highlighting the city’s surfing history.
When you want to charter a private jet, call Stratos Jet Charters. We can have you in the air on top quality aircraft with as little as four hours’ notice.
Ready to fly? Here is the documentation you’ll need.
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.
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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