It seems there’s no shortage of news stories about commercial airline passengers causing outrage with their bad behavior. In fact, this is one big reason so many people are choosing to fly on private jets! However, just because you’re flying on a private charter doesn’t mean there are no rules to follow. Here are a few essential tips for any private jet charter flight.
Be courteous, but be honest
There’s no reason to not be courteous to the private jet staff and your fellow charter passengers. The golden rule always applies whether you’re on the ground or 30,000 feet above it. At the same time, though, it is essential that you are honest with the jet’s crew. If there’s something that could make your flight more enjoyable, whether it’s another bottle of water or arrangements for your favorite magazines to be on board, say so! After all, this is one of the benefits of flying privately.
Keep your pets (and kids) under control
Think of flying on a charter jet like visiting a friend you haven’t seen in a while. It is fine to bring your pets and/or kids with you, but make sure they are clean and well behaved. They don’t need to be kept in a carrier or strapped into a seat the whole time; they should enjoy the trip, too. However, make sure they aren’t causing problems for your host or any other passengers.
Remember your reasons for flying
Private jets are becoming a popular choice for both business and leisure travel, but don’t get those types of travel confused. From how you dress to how you behave on the flight, remember the type of travel you are doing. If you are traveling for business, keep the selfies to a minimum and treat the flight as you would a business meal. However, if you are going on a family vacation, shut down the spreadsheets and use the time to unwind.
With private jets so easy to charter, whether you need a small turbo-prop or a heavy jet, flying can be an experience you enjoy as much as (or even more than) your destination! Following some simple etiquette rules can ensure your flight is everything it should be.