Ultimate Guide to Private Jets

Your One-Stop Guide for All Things Private Jet Charters

This is the beginning of a large endeavor that we at Stratos Jet Charters have undertaken to make the world of jet charters more accessible and easier to understand. Our aim is to bring private flights more into the forefront of your mind and make the idea of chartering a private jet seem much more attainable than you might previously have thought.

In this comprehensive guide to air charters and how Stratos Jet Charters operates, we are going to break down many of the common questions about private jet companies into pieces that are easy to digest but yet have a deep amount of information that will make them informative and make your decision to book a private jet a much easier one.

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What Will We Talk About in this Ultimate Guide to Private Jets?

We intend to do a deep dive into all of the major factors that impact a person or company’s decision to switch from flying commercial to flying via private planes and charter aircraft.

We’re going to discuss the costs to charter a private jet, because many people wonder how much is a private jet, and what a private jet costs. We’re going to the pros and cons of becoming a member of a charter jet service rather than being an on-demand customer.

We’re going to talk about the different types of aircraft you can get for chartered flights, from light jets, business jets and large cabin heavy jets. We’ll talk about the pros and cons of chartering a jet versus buying a private jet (or buying fractional ownership).

What we want you to come away from this Ultimate Guide to Private Jets is the complete understanding of the industry so that you are in a better position to make an informed decision about charter flights. We’ll get into what you can expect to pay, and how that varies depending on the size, load, destination, and concierge services.


So whether you’re making a private jet flight from New York City to Los Angeles, or simply flying from northern Atlanta to Sea Island to avoid two hours of traffic, we want to be the charter service that is perfect for you. And we believe that by laying all the facts out there–our costs, their costs, our consumer satisfaction, their consumer satisfaction–you will be ready and eager to fly with Stratos Jet Charters.

Chapter 1

What is a Guaranteed Fixed-Rate Private Jet Membership? The Two Models of Flying by Private Jet Charter Flying a private charter is one of the best ways to travel. You get concierge services and you don't have to worry about all of the hassle of an airport–security, crowds, long waits. But there are different ways to book private jet charters, and one, which we are... more

Chapter 2:

Flying by private jet offers an elegant opportunity to travel in style. It’s an affluent investment that can ease the stress that comes with flying on a commercial plane and help you feel more satisfied with your service en route to your destination. But what are the costs associated with buying, renting, or chartering a private jet? Let’s take a deep dive into the... more

Chapter 3:

Introduction: Are Private Jets Safe? Flying private isn't all about comfort, convenience, and luxuriousness–though those are major differentiators when making the decision to fly. It's not even that it's an opportunity to get from Point A to Point B as efficiently as possible, in class and style. The point of flying private is to save time and to preserve discretion. On commercial flights, you have... more

Chapter 4:

Every private jet is a luxury, but they all have different features. Some may be faster, some have longer ranges, while some are designed for short field and high altitude take-offs and others have the best amenities and in-cabin luxuries. Finding the right private jet for your personal needs is essential to getting the most out of your flying experience. In this article we are going... more

Chapter 5:

The ultimate private jet service experience should make you feel relaxed, comfortable and secure. And finding that level of quality doesn't have to feel unattainable. For nearly two decades, Stratos Jets has provided on-demand jet charter service around the globe. But what is it that sets us apart from the competition? What makes the flights we charter the safest and most satisfying in the jet charter... more

Chapter 6:

When flying by private jet charter, you want to make sure that the private jet you're on is the best it can be. You want it to be luxurious. You want it to be the safest possible. You want it to be top-of-the-line. And you want a flight crew and service team who know what they're doing. At Stratos Jet Charters, we are in the business... more

Chapter 7:

Flying by private jet is all about convenience and simplicity, so it wouldn't make sense for the process of booking that flight to be anything less than extraordinary. At Stratos Jet Charters we aim to make every interaction we have with you an exemplary customer experience, and booking a flight is no different. From the process of finding a flight, selecting dates, picking the airplane to... more

Chapter 8:

As the number of people choosing to take advantage of the benefits of private charter flights continues to surge, quite a few brokers have made their presences known with the hopes of cashing in on the growing demand. Through this rise in available air charter brokers, a considerable gap has emerged in the industry. While most brokers fall into a category of mediocrity known as basement... more

Chapter 9:

When you're flying by private jet you expect timeliness and efficiency, but you also expect the best levels of safety. And that means that you have the best crew, well staffed and well trained. Finding the availability of your private plane will open new doors to the world, but what does it take behind the scenes to get you where you want to go? What kind... more

Chapter 10:

Flying by private jet can be one of the most convenient ways to fly. But it can also take you places that you might not expect, and where commercial carriers can’t take you. The old saying in the aviation industry is “A mile of highway will take you a mile, but a mile of runway can take you anywhere". Whether this means that you’re... more

Chapter 11:

The demand for air travel has been on a steady incline for decades now. Commercial airlines boarded more than 4.7 billion passengers per year before the pandemic, and at the same time, more than 3 million private flights took to the skies. At the beginning of the pandemic, aircraft were grounded while the world scrambled to put safety protocols in place. Once aircraft operators were given the go-ahead... more

Chapter 12:

Fractional jet ownership is a type of aircraft ownership where multiple individuals or companies share ownership of a single private jet. Each owner buys a fraction of the aircraft and has the right to a specific number of flight hours per year, based on their fraction of ownership. This arrangement allows individuals or companies to enjoy the benefits of private jet travel without the cost and... more

Chapter 13:

Are you looking to experience the luxury and convenience of private air travel, but don’t want to bear the entire cost of owning an aircraft? Fractional ownership of a private aircraft is a cost-effective solution that allows multiple owners to share the expenses and responsibilities of aircraft ownership. In this blog, we’ll explore the costs involved in buying a fraction of a private aircraft... more

Chapter 14:

Fractional aircraft ownership is a popular option for those looking to fly privately without the high costs of full aircraft ownership. It allows individuals or companies to purchase a fraction of an aircraft, and then use it for a specific number of flight hours per year. In a fractional aircraft ownership program, a group of individuals or companies purchase a share of an aircraft together, and... more

Chapter 15:

If the idea of flying by private jet and removing yourself from the madness involved with flying a commercial flight excites you, you may be interested in how much it costs to buy a private jet. The answer isn’t exactly cut and dry, because there are various determining factors that impact private jet pricing. From the age, size, and manufacture of the aircraft, to the... more

Chapter 16:

Private jets offer a luxurious and convenient mode of transportation, with many travelers opting for fractional ownership to experience the benefits of private air travel. But with this exclusive mode of transportation comes a unique set of rules and regulations that travelers must abide by. From security screenings to passport requirements, alcohol restrictions to pet policies, there are many factors to consider when flying on a... more

Chapter 17:

Aircraft management services cover everything from training employees and managing flight crews, to handling maintenance and meeting FAA requirements. These services are essential to running a stable and safe charter business, keeping the flyers comfortable and aircraft operation staff satisfied with their delivery. The management and maintenance of such operations can be a very complex and expensive feat, but it’s necessary that charter managers pursue... more

Chapter 18:

A modern concept to luxury travel, fractional jet ownership, offers the convenience and appeal of a private jet without having to fully cover the costs of operating the asset on your own. Instead of owning an aircraft outright, you get the opportunity to share in both the responsibilities and expenses of flying privately, making it a more cost-effective and satisfying option to air travel. But just... more

Chapter 19:

Owning a private jet is a large investment, and it can seem like a waste of money that ties up capital that could otherwise be working for you. If you're not using your plane all the time, it could be used to generate revenue. Turning your business tool into an income-generating asset. That’s where an aircraft management company comes in. They will save you time,... more

Chapter 20:

Aviation has come a long way over the years, and one of the latest trends in private aviation is fractional ownership. Fractional ownership refers to a type of shared ownership in which several people can own a part of an aircraft, rather than one individual owning the whole aircraft. This type of ownership has become increasingly popular due to the high cost of aircraft ownership and... more

Chapter 21:

Fractional jet ownership is a popular option for those who frequently fly privately, but do not want the burden of owning and maintaining an entire aircraft themselves. However, as with any investment, it's important to understand the costs associated with fractional jet ownership before committing to such an arrangement. How Does Fractional Jet Ownership Work? Fractional ownership of a jet allows multiple individuals or companies to... more

Chapter 22:

Fractional ownership has become a popular option for those who want the convenience and experience of traveling by private jet without investing in the entire aircraft. Fractional jet ownership involves multiple people co-owning an aircraft; each shareholder of the jet is granted hours per year to travel in the jet. While fractional ownership offers an opportunity to skip the hassle that comes with commercial flying, it... more

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