Frequently Asked Questions

What’s faster: a jet charter or an airline?

The quick answer is a charter, but let’s look at the concept of faster.

It is not realistic to look at just the airspeed numbers, because big fast jets will always fly faster than smaller aircraft in a pure “miles-per-hour” comparison.

A more meaningful measurement would be “Which method is faster from the moment I get to the airport to the moment I arrive at my destination?”.  In other words, which travel method is more efficient for you?  In the real world, a private jet charter is more efficient. Here’s why:

  • You don’t have to arrive hours ahead of time when you fly on a private jet charter. The check-in and security process is quick and straightforward. We recommend arriving 30 – 45 minutes before your flight. Unless you are traveling with a very large group (for example, a sports team or a symphony), line-ups are almost non-existent.
  • Your private charter aircraft is usually quite close to the terminal. Frequently you can walk onto the aircraft directly after clearing security.  No lining up at the gate for an hour.
  • Depending on the aircraft type, private charter aircrafts can also use smaller regional airports. Why drive hours to get to the large metropolitan airport, when there are many smaller airports close by?
  • Smaller private jets are easier to load, have better climb rates and higher service ceilings than commercial airliners. As a result, you get on the aircraft faster, get airborne faster, and travel more efficiently while airborne.

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