Whether you are new to private charter or a seasoned traveller, you will no doubt have heard of at least one of the following misconceptions about private jets. Let’s debunk some common myths together!
Myth: Private jets are only for the mega wealthy
There may have been a time when travelling by private jets was only for the rich and famous, but those days are long gone. In fact, leasing a private charter plane is now very accessible, particularly when you need transport for a team, family (including pets!) or need a fast turnaround to keep business operations moving without interruption. In fact, corporate aircraft charter is becoming increasing popular, ‘time is money’ as the old saying goes.
Due to the number of smaller operators now in operation, competition means that the price to hire private jet has become much more affordable. How much do private jets cost? Learn more here.
You can also rest assured that if you book an aircraft charter with FlightCharter and you have no option but to cancel because of a change in border control regulations and covid restrictions, then FlightCharter will waive the normal cancellation fees and offer you the choice of a full refund or a no penalty postponement.
This means that you can charter a private jet with us in confidence and know that you have the best health protection available in the air as well the comfort of knowing that you can recover your costs if you cannot travel.
Myth: Private jets are more susceptible to poor weather conditions
You would be forgiven for thinking that because chartered flights rely on smaller aircraft, they are more susceptible to poor weather conditions than other aircraft. However, because these planes are much smaller, they can often be better navigated through any bad weather they might encounter. In addition, they have the ability to land at many more airports than commercial aircraft and to change flight plans very quickly.
Pilots are highly trained and have a vast amount of experience to draw from in order to keep passengers safe.
While other aircraft may have to ground flights due to bad weather, in many instances private charter flights have the flexibility of staying open and can make smart, calculated calls that will benefit their passengers. Some private jets also have the ability to fly above the weather. This flexibility means fewer delays, less cancellations and a much higher chance of you getting to where you need to go without any issues or delays due to bad weather.
Myth: Private Jets are not as safe as major airlines
Another common myth about private charter planes is that they are somehow less safe than more traditional forms of air travel. This couldn’t be further from the truth. Chartered services are required to be licensed and follow rigid laws, with passenger safety always being the top priority. It’s also important to note that as smaller operators, private airlines have their reputation at stake and always go above and beyond to ensure their passenger’s safety.
Myth: Private charters have hidden fees and complicated pricing
While many believe that renting a charter airplane in Australia is too complicated because of the pricing, the opposite is, in fact, true. When chartering a plane there are no hidden fees, extra baggage costs or price increases to choose your seat, have priority boarding or any of the other things that the major airlines charge for. The costs are very much laid out in front of you, are easy to decipher and are much more straight-forward than those of many major operators. With this honest and transparent approach, you know where you stand from the very start.
Myth: Private jets are hard to book
Many people don’t know where to start, as there are so many private charter options. Contacting individual operators is time consuming, especially if you are not sure what kind of aircraft you will need.
This is where we can help. Flight Charter has access to Australia wide fleets of all sizes, and our 40+ years of experience in the industry ensure we’ll be able to match you with the right aircraft, in the most cost efficient way for you. We’ll do the work for you, making your next private jet hire a breeze.
The truth about private jets
Today, private charter flights are more affordable, making it more accessible to people from all walks of life. Old myths such as private charter planes being expensive, dangerous and out of reach in terms of cost are simply not true. Nowadays, private air travel is not only less expensive but safer, more reliable, and in many cases, a quicker and less stressful way to get to your destination.
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