While the upfront expense of a private jet membership surpasses first-class and business flights, there is still an impressive list of benefits that come with a private jet membership. It is especially beneficial for travelers who fly over 50 hours a year. If you or your company is booking an excessive amount of flight time, then it might be time to consider enrolling into a private jet membership club.
Here are some of the advantages that come with flying privately:
Fly on your schedule
The primary benefit of joining a private jet membership club is flight availability. You have the flexibility to fly at a time that is most convenient to your business schedule rather than being at the mercy of commercial airline schedules. With commercial airlines, one delay can ripple into future flights being delayed, which will affect your business schedule. With a private jet membership, the flights are arranged at your request, weather permitting. All it takes is one phone call or app to book in advance. The aircraft will be waiting just for you and only you! No more running through the airport and squeezing through checkpoints to catch a flight. Your private jet isn’t going anywhere without you!
Everyone knows how hectic commercial travel can be, especially after 9/11. You have to arrive at least 1-2 hours early, stand in lines, get scanned by X-Rays, have your luggage and quite possibly, your body inspected! After all of that, you wait again to board your flight and then wait for everyone else to board the plane before taking off! All of that goes away when you fly privately. You don’t have to hike through a major airport only to wait again for your luggage to appear on the conveyor belt. With a private jet membership, your luggage is transported directly from the aircraft to your vehicle. There is no risk of lost or misplaced luggage.
Even the time spent to drive to the airport can be reduced when you’re flying privately. With a private jet membership, you’ll be flying in smaller jets that have accessibility to over 5,000 airports—more than commercial airlines. Because smaller jets don’t need as much runway space as the major airports, this gives them the advantage to use smaller airports that might even be closer to your desired destination. This advantage also reduces the amount of time that you’d have to spend in traffic—a huge advantage for those who are living in larger metropolitan areas.
Spend less time on the ground
Since there are far more smaller airports, you shouldn’t have to spend as much time commuting to one. They’re usually closer in proximity because they don’t require a lot of land as the major airports. The reduction of commuting time makes a big difference to a professional’s business schedule. Every minute is precious. As they say, “time is money” and if you can make your flight time as productive as possible, then the benefits of flying privately definitely pays off.
Get there faster!
Commercial jets fly at approximately 35,000 feet. Because smaller jets are lightweight, they can fly at a higher altitude. This puts them on a different “highway” in the sky that could be considered the express lane for smaller jets. The advantage here is that the smaller jets not only have a better chance at avoiding bad weather but also catches better winds. This all amounts to faster flight times.
Get confidential work done in the privacy of your own jet.
Today’s private jets are equipped with the latest technological developments including connectivity. These days, onboard WiFi is expected on aircrafts. With WiFi connectivity, flight passengers will be able to conduct private meetings onboard in a secure and confidential location. Meetings can be held on the ground when the connectivity costs will be relatively lower than what they would be while in flight. At any rate, information shared on a private jet is less likely to be compromised compared to a meeting space in an office or hotel. Also, you’ll be able to have a confidential conversation and speak freely in your own private jet verses a commercial flight without any eavesdropping. According to Private Jet Card Comparisons, 50 percent of jet card flying is for business travel and is considered a valuable tool for executives and other professionals.
It may seem that flying privately may cost more money, but if you or your company is booking a significant amount of flights, especially to conduct big business meetings, then the investment of joining a private jet membership club should have a healthy ROI. With most private jet memberships, you shouldn’t have to worry about long-term contracts and monthly fees. You can use your jet card like many people would use a debit card and pay as you go, making private flying more affordable.
Learn More Benefits Through Offland Media
There are more reasons to invest in a private jet membership club for business professionals. The benefits far outweigh any doubt that you might have. Speak to an Offland Media consultant to learn more about the private aviation industry and how your business can benefit from it. Call 1-800-604-5193 or contact us online.