At any given time on any given day there are thousands of airplanes in the sky taking people to thousands of destinations throughout the world. Some of these planes are commercial airliners that carry hundreds of people at a time to vacation spots, on business trips or on trips home each day, and some of them are charters, specifically rented out to take people on vacation, on a business trip or home again. Charter jets and commercial airlines both do the same thing, but it is how they do it that can make the choice of which way you want to travel the next time you leave home an easier one.
When you fly commercial you have to leave whenever the plane is scheduled to leave. If it is delayed you have to wait, and many airlines have specific rules regarding when you should be at the airport ready to go, sometimes these include waits that are measured in hours, not minutes. Furthermore, at major airports you will find thousands of people and tons upon tons of luggage, do you know where your bag will end up?
When you fly commercial you are packed into a plane that usually lacks head, leg or elbow room and that is after you have gone through security lines that have taken what seems like days to get through. All of this stress, worry and waiting to get to your destination. And then there is the charter option…
Chartering a plane means that you are the boss. You can schedule when you want to leave and when you want to return and you can choose how many ‘plane-mates’ you wish to accompany you on your trip. Charter jets come in many sizes so you can pick one that has the seating configuration that you like the most, or change it to suit your needs and you are always assured of ample leg, elbow and head room because you won’t be packed in the aircraft like sardines.
Chartering also means you will always know where your luggage is since it’ll be on your plane and only your plane, usually in the onboard luggage compartments that so many of these jets boast. And security? Yes, there is some, but nothing like what you find at the major airports around the world. Best of all you won’t likely have to be at the airport hours before your scheduled takeoff.
A charter jet for business or pleasure can take the stress out of getting to your destination, and makes getting there half the fun!