Advantages and Disadvantages of Airplane Charter Services

Flying services are becoming more and more common, and they are no longer something that only the very upper crust can hire and use. The aviation market has become highly competitive, and some say that some of the companies are running in a loss, and many of these companies have turned to the common person, allowing them to hire their services in a very simple manner.

This has turned out to be a boon for small and big businesses and – even the tourists, as they can have enhance their travelling experience at a fractional increase in their cost. While many companies freely acknowledge that they do not mind the airfare that they pay to ferry their clientele and resources all over the world, many smaller businesses debate about whether the cost of hiring aircraft is worth it. Here is a brief list of the advantages and disadvantages of hiring an airplane charter service.

The first advantage is that you cut down the travelling time to just a few hours. Trips that would earlier take two or three days now would take only a few hours. Hiring planes is a private affair, and are perfect for people who wish to have privacy even during they travel. The comfort that hiring a private plane gives you will be unmatchable by any of the other travel options that you will go in.

By chartering an airplane, you can even cut through the issues like which routes to take, stopovers, etc. Once you charter an airplane, you can direct the airplane anywhere in the world, as long as it is a legal route, you have the required permissions, you have the right resources flying the plane and there is a landing strip available. This is the main reason that many companies prefer chartering planes, as they can then manage the schedule of their employees in a simpler manner.

There are some disadvantages of hiring an aircraft for travelling purposes too. For one, the prices are exponentially higher than taking a train ticket or travelling by road. The prices are not just of the aircraft booked, but also of the hosts, the pilots, the navigators, and everything and everyone who would be necessary to run the aircraft. Secondly, when one hires an aircraft, they have increased responsibility on their shoulders. Right from which route to take to the various licences and approvals, the customer has to ensure that all of them are in place.

These are some of the advantages and disadvantages of hiring aircraft to travel from one place to another. Aircraft handling is much more complicated than handling a vehicle, so one should be careful about which service they are going for. There are a few service providers, and the best way to contact them would be via the Internet, as not many of these have a local presence. Most of these services have websites, which provide you the necessary information required, right from their tariff to the services that they offer.

What Is the Difference Between a Charter Plane and a Commercial Plane?

When you are looking for a faster, more efficient way to handle flying, you need to know what a charter plane is. A charter plane is significantly different than a commercial plane. If you want to get the most out of your flying experience, you need to understand what the differences between a charter plane and a commercial plane actually are.

A commercial plane is restricted to a schedule and is owned by a commercial company. This means that you have to adhere to the schedule that they fly to. This can not only affect your travel plans, but also your business plans. A charter plane is owned by a private company. These companies will be contacted by a private person and instructed with regard to the destination to which that person wishes to fly. The airplane will therefore only operate on the day that it is booked for and fly to the desired destination. This will give you the advantage if you need to get somewhere quickly or if you have an emergency situation that requires immediate attention.

Private planes and companies provide you with a fantastic service that commercial airlines cannot offer you. If you are in a hurry and need to get to a destination quickly, you can call on a charter plane taxi. Just like a taxi you would hail on the side of the road, this service is now available in the sky. Some airplanes for rent provide this fantastic service – all that you need to do is give them a phone call and they will provide you with a plane to take you to and from your destination in a timely fashion.

You can enjoy a far more personal experience when using a charter plane. Commercial flights are designed so as to take as many people as possible to their destinations. This often means a lack of space and, of course, seats that are really only suitable for small children. When looking for a more private flying experience, you need to choose a rental plane. Instead of being forced to climb over people and getting squashed in your tiny seat, you can enjoy a spacious charter plane. A charter plane is smaller than a commercial plane which means that there are less seats. Subsequently, you can sit back and relax in a spacious environment while being attended to by your very own air hostess. Rental planes also fly to destinations that commercial planes cannot get to. This is due to the fact that a rental plane is significantly smaller than a commercial plane and can easily land on a smaller landing strip.

Whether you choose to fly on a commercial plane or a private plane is up to you. Ultimately, you will experience a much more private and individualized service on a charter plane than on a commercial plane. A private plane is the only way to fly in style, with speed and convenience.

Austrian Airlines’ Cancun Charter Flight Operation

Although passengers are aware that airlines fly to the destinations they need to travel to, whether it be for business, pleasure, or relational reasons, they may not know that some are served by cargo-only flights; code-share services, in which another carrier operates the aircraft; or charter arrangements, which enable airlines to extend their reach to cities only supportable by group or travel agency bookings, particularly during seasonal-demand periods.

Acting in the capacities of overseer and trainer, the author experienced one such charter flight operation-that of Austrian Airlines in Cancun, Mexico-at the beginning of its Winter 2006-2007 schedule. Observed was the season’s inaugural flight.

1. Mexican Civil Aviation Regulations

Austrian Airlines was handled by Passenger Handling Services/Maca in Cancun. According to Mexican Civil Aviation Regulations, all ground handling companies were required to adhere to three regulations.

They first needed to submit a letter from the handled carrier, verifying that the ground company in question was properly trained in the areas of Flight Plan Coordination, Weight and Balance, Ramp Procedures, Refueling Procedures, and Passenger Service. The letter also needed to indicate the names of the staff actually trained in these areas.

They secondly needed to possess copies of the applicable, aircraft-specific operations manual(s). In the case of the Cancun flight, it was the one concerning the Boeing 767.

Finally, they needed to file a manual check-in plan, with the necessary seat charts, boarding passes, and other supplies.

2. Ground Operations Training

In order to fulfill the training requirement, the author reviewed the Cancun Station Operation Plan, inclusive of the passenger check-in and Centralized Load Control (CLC) procedures, with the handling company’s Duty Manager shortly after his arrival in Mexico, and held two training classes with its staff the following day.

The first, the 2.5-hour Austrian Airlines Load Sheet Familiarization Training, included an overview of the Centralized Load Control (CLC) procedures, load plans, the creation of an inbound load plan based upon the day’s actual container/pallet distribution message (CPM), and the collective completion of a manual load sheet example, copies of which were placed on file at the Cancun station.

During the second session, held after the flight departed, the author again reviewed the CLC procedures with the three staff members who had been unable to attend the morning class.

3. Passenger Check-In

Passenger check-in and boarding occurred in Terminal 1. A small passenger service office, located behind the Mexicana de Aviacion check-in counters, was located in the Vuelos Nacionales (Domestic Flights) section of Terminal 2, while the Operations office was situated behind the security checkpoint and on the ramp side of Terminal 2. A complimentary, periodically run passenger shuttle connected the two buildings from designated terminal frontage departure points. Terminal 3, intended for international flights, was scheduled for March 2007 completion at that time.

The Passenger Handling Services/Maca Duty Manager of Austrian Airlines’ Cancun flight operations, a licensed Aircraft Dispatcher, had amassed 15 years in the airline/aviation industry and took great pride in adhering to regulations.

Passenger check-in was located in the recently reopened, but downsized, hurricane-damaged Terminal 1, which was then only occupied by charter carriers, such as Miami Air, First Choice, Air Transat, and Corsairfly.

Passenger check-in itself commenced three hours before the scheduled 1640 departure time of the flight at counters that were located only a few yards from the terminal entrance. All passengers, in accordance with Mexican security regulations, were required to have their baggage manually inspected prior to actual check-in.

Five check-in positions were used: one for Amadeus (business) Class and four for the economy cabin. The Passenger Service Supervisor and the business class check-in agent spoke Spanish, English, and German, and seat selection, provided by the MaestroDCS system, along with any authorized upgradings, were coordinated with the Tui tour representative, whose company chartered the flight.

Check-in itself was accomplished with the MaestroDCS system. During the process, a passenger requested a wheelchair and it was immediately furnished.

4. Boeing 767

The Cancun flight was operated by the extended range version of the Boeing 767-300, the second of the two stretched-fuselage, higher capacity variants, whose general design features included the following.

General Description: A widebody, twin-engine, cantilever, low-wing monoplane of semi-monocoque construction intended for commercial passenger and cargo and military applications.

Fuselage: Of aluminum alloy, fail-safe construction.

Wings: Employed advanced aluminum alloy skins and featured 31 degrees of sweepback and six degrees of dihedral.

Tail: Conventional empennage with swept surfaces on both its horizontal and vertical tails.

Landing Gear: Hydraulically-retracted, tricycle undercarriage with a Menasco twin-wheel, which retracted forward, and two, four-wheeled, Cleveland Pneumatic main gear units, which retracted inward. Both were equipped with Honeywell wheels and brakes.

Engines: Two aerodynamic, pod-encased high bypass ratio turbofans pylon-mounted to the wing leading edge undersides.

Design Features: Replacing the 727 with a larger capacity, widebody design, it was nevertheless optimized for 727-type route sectors with one-stop transcontinental range capability. It employed computer-aided design (CAD) during its initial development phase, whose costs were reduced because of parallel 757 development. Although it was not considered a single-aisle aircraft, it introduced a narrower fuselage cross-section than that used by previous widebody types, yielding several advantages, including a reduction in parasite drag; a twin-aisle cabin, in which passengers were never more than one seat from the window or the aisle; gate and ramp compatibility at smaller, 727-like airports; and advanced, light-weight aluminum alloy flight surfaces, specifically the fixed wing leading edge panel, the spoilers, the ailerons, the fixed wing trailing edge panel, the undercarriage doors, the elevators, and the rudder.

Additional benefits were derived from the use of a supercritical wing, such as a high aspect ratio, an aft-loaded section, the development of more lift for less drag than any previous airfoil, 22-percent greater thickness than that employed by previous-decade airliners, a lighter and simpler structure, and more wing-integral fuel tank capacity.

Powered by two high bypass ratio turbofans, it was able to offer higher thrust, lower specific fuel consumption, a reduced noise footprint, lower maintenance costs, and improved reliability.

Like the 757 then concurrently designed, it was operated by a two-person cockpit crew.

By using the previously dry center-section fuel tank, Boeing was able offer an increased-range version that required few other modifications, yet its inherent fuselage stretchability, the greater capabilities of its existing wing and tail, its 757 common pilot type rating, and its extended range twin-engine operation certification enabled carriers to substitute it for DC-10 and L-1011 aircraft.

It offered the optimum range and capacity for Austrian Airlines’ transatlantic charter operations to and from Mexico.

Powered by two 60,900 thrust-pound Pratt and Whitney 4060 high bypass ratio turbofans, the aircraft operating the flight, registered OE-LAX, was first delivered in 1992 and bore serial number 27095. Accommodating 30 Amadeus business class passengers in a six-abreast, two-two-two, configuration and 200 in economy in a seven-abreast arrangement with one additional seat in the middle bank, it featured the following maximum weights: 130,634-kilo zero-fuel, 145,149-kilo landing, 186,880-kilo take off, and 187,333-kilo ramp.

5. Ramp

Operating as Flight OS 9573 from Vienna, Austria, and Varadero, Cuba, the aircraft landed at 1515 and taxied into the non-jetbridge-equipped parking position 1, as scheduled, at 1520. It was chocked and the safety cones were properly positioned. A stair truck was immediately positioned at door L2 and, in accordance with Mexican regulations, marshaled into this position. The passengers disembarked after a short consultation with the Chef de Cabine (chief purser).

According to the inbound container/pallet distribution message (CPM), the following Cancun-destined unit load devices (ULDs) were on board: an empty DPE in position 11L, baggage AKEs in positions 22L, 23L, and 24L, and an empty DQF in position 43. With the exception of the last one, all were located in the forward hold and were single, or half-width, containers. The latter, in the aft hold, was a double, or full-width, one.

6. Departure Gate

All five departure gates were located immediately up the escalator, through the security checkpoint, and a short walk away. Two snack bars and two shops comprised the terminal’s passenger convenience facilities.

Because of the proximity of the aircraft parking positions, buses or mobile lounges were not necessary, and access ramps led from the departures level to the ramp.

Sequential boarding of the departing flight, operating as OS 9574, commenced at 1545, with announcements in both English and German, and entailed pre-boarding passengers, followed by those in Amadeus business and economy class, the latter by row numbers, beginning at the rear of the aircraft.

Boarding control was computerized, with seat numbers entered into the system. After the last passenger passed through the gate at 1612, the general declaration and all required lists were brought to the cabin crew. Since the Varadero station had changed some seats, the seat occupied message (or SOM) of through-passengers to Vienna was not entirely accurate and resulted in several discrepancies, but these were quickly rectified by local ground staff.

7. Centralized Load Control

In accordance with the Centralized Load Control procedure for charter flight operations, the cockpit crew sent the final fuel figures to Vienna by means of the aircraft communication and reporting system (ACARs), while the local operations staff filled out and faxed a preprinted sheet with passenger totals subdivided by class and zone, along with the number of bags and their weights, all of which was furnished by the MaestroDCS check-in system and telexed to the Terminal 2 operations office. Back-up sheets were available in the event of last minute changes (LMCs) or an ACARs failure.

Although initial difficulty with the fax machine delayed the sending of the information to Vienna on the day of my visit, missing Atlantic tracks in the meteorology folder caused a short, 15-minute departure delay.

8. Conclusions

All the members of the Cancun ground operations staff were professional, dedicated, and motivated, and obviously possessed considerable knowledge and experience. Because the handling company’s operations office had to be relocated from Terminal 1 to its then-current Terminal 2 facility due to hurricane damage, the logistical challenge could only be met with ramp vehicle conveyance, but the operation was otherwise well orchestrated. The Maca duty manager was an excellent asset to the station and his team, and the use of the German language at the check-in counter was a plus to Austrian Airlines’ passengers.

Its Cancun charter flight operation that day could not have been more seamlessly executed.

Charter Your Way to the Belmont Stakes

The Belmont Stakes is a horse race. That is putting it simply of course, because since it is the third of the ‘big races’ for three year old thoroughbreds, it can be the site of a Triple Crown winner. The Belmont Stakes is held in New York each June, five weeks after the Kentucky Derby has been run and three weeks after the Preakness Stakes, which are the first two races of the Triple Crown.

The race is named after August Belmont Sr. and is the oldest of the three races that make up horse racing’s elite. It was first run back in 1867 but there wasn’t a Triple Crown winner until 1919’s Sir Barton became the first horse to win it. In fact, throughout history there has only been 12 winners, most recently American Pharaoh who won the whole shebang back in 2015. His win was thirty seven years in the making so it isn’t hard to understand why the Belmont Stakes is nicknamed The Test of the Champion.

Belmont’s track is the longest of the three races, with a track measuring 1.5 miles which means the horses are tested in both speed and endurance, and the track was the first to run a race counter clockwise, which happened in 1921. They also implemented the paddock walkabout for the horses which doesn’t happen in Kentucky or the Preakness Stakes.

The Belmont stakes is special because it is the only race that can crown a Triple Crown winner. If a horse has won the first two, all eyes are on him come June at this big race, so why get there commercially when you can charter a jet to get you there in style and on your schedule?

We are all busy so who has time for commercial airlines and busy airports? Wouldn’t it be nice to sit back, relax and leave when you wanted to in a spotless state of the art jet whose seating plan you can configure to your individual needs? New York’s airports are busy places to begin with, but arriving in a jet gives you the leeway to arrive at a smaller airport and without all of the long security lines and check in hassle you expect at the large airports.

As you watch the winner of the Belmont Stakes get his blanket of white carnations and walk past the statue of Secretariat, still the owner of the fastest time in the race, won’t it be nice to think of the luxury awaiting you to whisk you home again? You bet it will!

Charter To NYC’s Biggest Event

The Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade has been a staple each year since 1924. Although it started as a way to get people excited about the store and the first parade was actually at Christmas rather than Thanksgiving, whatever they did worked as today over 3.5 million attend annually and another 50 million watch from the comfort of their living rooms.

Over the years some things about the parade have changed; the route, the participants and of course the balloons. Back in 1927 Felix the Cat became the first balloon ever to be part of the fun. The following year they decided to fill it with helium but didn’t have a way to deflate it, so they just let it go. It popped. In subsequent years they let balloons go as well, still having no way to deflate them. They addressed them all and if you found one you could take it back to Macy’s for a prize, not that many people did however.

The parade has always been very well attended. The first one ever had 250,000 people lining the six mile route that took the store employees from Herald Square to Harlem. It has been something Americans look forward to each year, and of course over the years it has grown. There were only a few years where there was no Macy’s Thanksgiving parade and that was while World War II was being fought and the rubber used to make the balloons was instead donated to the war effort. By 1945 however, there were two million people who lined the route, thankful the war was over and things could get back to normal.

Today some eight thousand people walk the route and it takes another four thousand people to volunteer to get the route, the floats and the balloons organized.

If you have never been to the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day festivities why not go but do it in style by chartering a jet? You won’t have to battle the crowds at a commercial airport or suffer through the long lines at security checkpoints. You will have plenty of leg, head and shoulder room and best of all you can choose when and what time to fly. Your schedule, not theirs!

If you choose to charter you can land at an airport closer to the action, and get where you are going a heck of a lot quicker than you can flying commercial, and you may even get to watch the balloons being inflated, which happens the night before the big day.

Charter Your Way to Martha’s Vineyard

Perhaps one of the most famous destinations in the United States in which to ‘summer’, Martha’s Vineyard has it all; glorious beaches, spectacular accommodations, plenty to see and do and a relaxing laid back attitude that compliments scarce holiday time beautifully.

Martha’s Vineyard is an island, one of the largest on the Eastern Seaboard that does not have a tunnel or bridge that connects it with the mainland. It sits south of Cape Cod off the coast of the lovely Massachusetts, and packs a lot into her 100 square miles.

Many people get to Martha’s Vineyard via one of the many ferries that run day in and day out in the summer months, but why bother with the ferry when you can arrive on the island in style in your chartered jet? While the airport boasts connecting commercial flights to many of the major cities across the country, chartering in allows you all the amenities without all of the hassle. Because so many people prefer to leave their car at home, the island is full of tourists and locals alike who have gone off the beaten path so to speak and use bicycles and mopeds to get around. Enjoy the fresh air and ocean scents as you pedal to the pristine beaches or go and tour one of the many lighthouses and you won’t even miss your car, or the ferry that you could have come in on.

Martha’s Vineyard isn’t one of those vacation spots where the party is continually on the streets; instead most social events take place within the privacy of residences leaving the little villages to come alive through their shops and boutiques, museums and places of interest. Picturesque towns and villages, stately homes and estates and of course the pristine beaches all make Martha’s Vineyard the place to summer, to be seen and to see all the beauty it possesses; it is no wonder so many celebrities choose it year after year for their quiet, reflective getaways.

Once you have chartered to the island, sit back and relax or take to the meandering streets and explore the old whaling heritage, check out the Oak Bluff village that boasts the world’s oldest carousel, or take to the cliffs for stunning ocean views. The beautiful harbour comes alive with colourful boats and yachts, beckoning you to a sea adventure, or explore the Gay Head Lighthouse, a real working structure that gives you unsurpassable views for miles. Whatever adventure awaits in Martha’s Vineyard, the knowledge you are fully on your schedule will leave you feeling you have all the time in the world.

Charter Planes Save Time and Offer Quality Services

People like entrepreneurs, business men, company’s directors, high government officials etc, always find themselves short of time for meeting, deals, conferences and events. This shortage of time get worsens when these people have to travel from one place to another. Scheduling the meetings as per fastest train or public airlines arrival or departure status, can offer biggest financial or manpower loses. Such people require assured timings, best quality services, comfortable journey and shortest duration for every trip. For such people who have high aims and always require space, comforts and on time services, charter planes are the best options left for them.

The private jet charters saves a lot of time by eliminate check-in and checkout time at the airport. The companies provide pick up services from your home or from office directly to the business jet. Unloading luggage, checking in, waiting in security lines, security checks, parking, take-off time etc are completely eliminated if you board private planes. These charter planes are the private planes that offer luxury, on time departure & arrival and comfort in the journey.

Taking private jet charters help you connected to the business requirements. On the move, you can send emails, take calls, follows presentations or even conduct meeting during the long fight time. Time is money; therefore, you can not afford to be inefficient. The companies providing Private Jet Charters have access to over 3,500 private airports worldwide. Thus, the companies guarantee to offer landing to the nearest airport for the business meetings.

These private planes are provided and have been launched by various aviation companies across the country. The companies offering private jet charters provide on schedule journey with easy availability. The companies providing best private planes and services are renowned and certified aviations companies. The licensing and the certification are offered after scoring high score and providing satisfactory results in various quality scales, safety measures, statistics, reputations and requirements by government authorities.

The customer care department provided by the companies work 24/7/365 days resolving all queries and information raised by the customers and passengers. The quality services offered in the charter planes can be compared with the presidential quality services. Throughout the journey, the passengers get smooth and comfortable services that can cherish any spoil mood or tied mind. Along with the services, the safety of the passengers remains at high priority. These private jet charters are always small in size. The charter planes can accommodate very limited people in the journey.

An Overview of Charter Flights

Many people get confused about the difference between commercial scheduled flights and charter flights. Essentially, the difference is that scheduled flights can be booked by the general public, whereas chartered flights are private and only available at the request of particular individuals, or companies. Obviously, it is not always practical for certain people/cargo to travel in a plane meant for the general public, so these flights address this need.

These flights are used to transport celebrities, racehorses, emergency cargo and more. Generally, they cost more than a normal flight would cost, because of their specialized nature. However, occasionally, price reductions can be agreed upon, depending on the circumstances. These flights have been a popular option with many people for quite some time, due to the increased flexibility they offer.

Benefits

On a charter flight, you can decide the time and place of your departure, and you rarely have to put up with plane changes or delays. This certainly beats queuing at an airport for hours, only to be told that you will have to take a different flight, due to an over-booking. If you have a medical condition, or cargo that needs special attention, charter planes can cater to your requirements to make your trip a painless experience. For instance, in all likelihood, it would not be safe for someone who had been involved in a serious accident to fly on a normal public flight, as special equipment would need to be provided to treat them.

Often, business travelers use charter flights to reduce their stress levels in-between meetings/corporate events. Obviously, avoiding all the usual hustle and bustle of a public airport can go quite some way towards easing tension. Also, these flights are a common feature of regional airports, as many people fly from these airports to remote locations, where a more comfortable and exclusive type of flight is preferred.

Drawbacks

Sometimes, people who book charter flights are taking more of a financial risk, because the airlines who operate the flights are more prone to go bust. This is due to the lower turnover of bookings and smaller profit margins on each flight. Indeed, in some serious cases, charter flight passengers have been left stranded after airlines have gone bust mid-trip. Furthermore, airlines can opt to scrap these flights prior to take off, while only having to give 10 days notice. Usually, this happens if the airline does not manage to get enough passengers for the flight, which is not an uncommon occurrence. All in all, compared to public commercial flights, these flights are a more uncertain proposition.

As mentioned above, normally, chartered flights are more costly, especially if only a few people are traveling, or if the plane is being used for a single item of cargo. If you have the budget then that’s great. However, for many people, traveling on a normal flight is more financially viable. Not to mention, for those who are environmentally conscious, charter flights are less Eco-friendly, because they use more fuel and contribute to polluting the atmosphere. Thus, many people would refuse to pay for such a flight on these grounds alone, as a matter of principle.

Recently, some companies have offered charter flight tickets to the general public. Typically, these flights are to tourist hotspots several times per year, or to sports events. Usually, while these flights are cheaper, passengers have far less flexibility, and no refunds are offered in the event of a cancellation. So, if you decide to book one of these flights, make sure that you can definitely travel on the dates you book.

While not without their flaws, charter flights provide a valuable service to many people and are a crucial resource in difficult circumstances. Some would say that they are a necessary evil, although as long as they continue to damage the environment, they will continue to attract criticism.

Charter To The Taste Of Chicago

The Taste of Chicago started in 1980 when a group of food lovers petitioned the city to hold a food festival. It was to be on one day only, the Fourth of July, and it took up just three city blocks. They had a shoestring budget and a goal of getting a hundred thousand or so people to attend, but to everyone’s amazement, 250,000 people attended that year and the one day was such a success that its been a part of the city’s culture ever since.

In 1981 they moved the party to Grant Park, a sprawling green space that is now home to the annual event, held each July. Grant Park is central and easy to get to from all directions. The Taste of Chicago is a free event but now, instead of it only being a one day affair it takes up five full days and is full of entertainment, bands, kitchen demos, sit down dinners with famous chefs, singers, a street art gallery and of course the food. Lots and lots of food.

One million people took in the festival in 2016 making it the largest tourist attraction in the whole state. It’s a great time, if you happen to live in Chicago or in the near vicinity, but what if you live far enough from Chicago that you need to fly?

Never fear, for you can charter a jet to get you and your party there in style. Why would you fly commercial when you can beat the lines, beat the security screenings and have ample leg, elbow, head and shoulder room on a plane with just you and your buddies?

Charter jets are cheaper than you may think and give you the option of different cabin configurations. There is on board entertainment at your fingertips and a galley on most to prepare whatever your heart desires. Best of all you can go and come back on your schedule, not that of the major airlines so you have the freedom to do whatever you want. Want to stay for all five days of the festival? You can do that! Get all the fun in while you can in this great city but do it in style.

The Taste of Chicago is not only about food, it’s also about the city itself, its culture, its traditions and its great stories so what are you waiting for! Book that charter today!

Charter to Yellowstone National Park

Chartering a jet for business is one thing, but chartering it for leisure makes the trip special on a whole other level. One you can go on your schedule and two you don’t need to mess with busy airports and the hassle that flying commercial comes with.

When you add the freedom of chartering a jet to the freedom of exploring one of nature’s most amazing areas, somewhere like Yellowstone National Park for example you have a match made in vacation heaven.

Yellowstone National Park is 3,468 square miles of wilderness, mountains, wild animals and half of the world’s natural thermal features that spreads over three of America’s states: Wyoming, Idaho and Montana. It is home to many lakes, canyons, rivers and beautiful rock formations made from the volcanic area where it is located. It has nine visitor centers and museums and five different entrances and it the first National Park ever designated in the United States.

Probably the most famous of the geysers at the park is Old Faithful, which treats visitors to an eruption every 91 minutes. Old Faithful is just one of the thousands of thermal features that can be found in the park, and it attracts thousands of people from all over the world each and every year.

Of course the park is also home to many varieties of plants, trees, grasses and flowers and many different animal species call the park home as well. Visitors can stay in one of the many lodges or camp in one of the many campgrounds that are sprinkled around the interior of the park itself, and to make negotiating the park that much easier there are paved roads to the major areas and visitor friendly walkways to get closer to the features.

Because Yellowstone National Park is so vast and has five entrances, you can access it by several smaller airports which is great for those smaller chartered jets to land and take off from. Airports in Wyoming and Montana also have shuttles to and from the park that are reasonably priced and perfect for charter jet passengers to get to and from the park with ease.

So the next time you want to get out into nature and explore one of the most fascinating parks in the United States, why not add to that freedom and charter a jet to get you there in style? It’s easier than you think and will make your vacation something to remember for a lifetime.

Charter to Las Vegas

Las Vegas goes by a lot of names. It’s full and proper name is The City of Las Vegas but it is also known as Las Vegas, just Vegas and also Sin City to name just a few. The fact is, Vegas is so well known it doesn’t need to go by a specific name; everyone knows that it is a major resort city nestled in the Mojave Desert and it is the Entertainment Capital of the World.

Las Vegas is the twenty-ninth most populous city in the United States and is home to some of the most well known Casinos on the planet, not to mention the most Triple A Five Diamond Hotels in the world. It is known for its hospitality, for its shows and of course for its gambling opportunities and plenty of restaurants, bars and attractions.

It’s not as if Vegas is hard to get to, on the contrary many major airlines have multiple flights a day from all across North America to Las Vegas airport, transporting thousands and thousands of people there each year. But if you step it up and charter a jet not only do you get there on your schedule you also can do away with the headaches of flying commercial.

Imagine arriving in Vegas after a luxurious trip complete with plenty of leg room, comfy seating, in flight entertainment and knowing your bags are with you every step of the way. You didn’t go through long screening lines at the airport, you didn’t have to arrive hours and hours before your flight and you got to relax, rewind and rejuvenate en route.

After a hassle free flight you are free to enjoy all that Sin City has to offer. The Casinos, the famous shows, the Las Vegas Natural History Museum, the Neon Museum, the 68 parks, the 4 golf courses, the skate parks and swimming pools, and of course The Strip. After all of that it’s just a short jaunt to the Grand Canyon should you need even more incentive for the trip.

What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas; the memories, the adventures, the misadventures the whole kit and caboodle. Why not up the adventure and charter a jet for your next trip? Chartering is less expensive than you may think, you have your choice of seating arrangements perfect for however many are in your party and best of all, you arrive in style. What are you waiting for?

Charter Your Way to Bumbershoot

If you live in the Pacific Northwest then you have more than likely heard of Bumbershoot. If you haven’t heard of this festival now in it’s forty-fifth year then are you ever in for a treat. Bumbershoot is a music and art festival that takes place each year in Seattle, Washington. It showcases many acts including live music, dance, theatre, comedy, film and visual arts in a unique and diverse program that takes place this year from September 5-7th.

From author panels to discussions and from live podcasts to music from the likes of Ellie Goulding, Hozier, Brandon Flowers and Big Data to name just a few, this festival draws major crowds from around the country. They even have a dedicated kid zone, aptly named Youngershoot that is curated by the Seattle Children’s Museum and includes interactive programming, special performances and art experiences for those aged ten and under.

If you are planning to attend Bumbershoot this year and don’t live in the Pacific Northwest, why not look into chartering a private jet to get you there in style? Charters are well known for their convenience, can land at smaller private airports and let you avoid the security lines and scheduling of commercial flights. They also offer plenty of leg, shoulder and head room in their cabins and have seating that can be reconfigured to suit your needs.

Need to catch up on work on the go? No problem, as many charter jets have plenty of room for conferences and tables large enough to get all of your work done en route. Satellites are used for easy communication, and they also come with plenty of entertainment options, plenty of baggage space and stocked galleys so you arrive fed, happy and refreshed.

Seattle is a beautiful city to visit at any time of the year but if you are planning a trip to make a mark on the end of summer, Labor Day weekend and the Bumbershoot Festival are a great option. Sure, lots of major carriers do daily flights to Seattle but for ease and convenience getting there on your terms and on your schedule just can’t be beat.

Look into chartering a jet for your next vacation. You may be pleasantly surprised at what you find, as chartering isn’t as expensive as you may have thought, although it offers you all the amenities that you deserve, including some you just may not expect!

Charter Flight Amenities Explained

Charter flight is fast becoming one of the most popular methods of travel for many businesses due primarily to factors such as reduced check-in time and greater scheduling options. However, vacationers have been a bit slower to embrace jet charter until recently. Although there are varying reasons for this, many cite cost as the main factor in their continued choice of commercial air as their preferred mode of travel. Air charter travel has been unfairly labeled as a “perk” or a luxury to be enjoyed only by business executives and celebrities.

Charter Flight Costs – Are they Worth It?

While it is true that in many cases charter flight costs are greater than that of commercial airlines, many clients are discovering that the price and quality of the flight are much greater with the charter experience. Those that choose jet charter often discover that they get a lot more “bang for the travel buck” due to the enormous disparity of service between a commercial flight and a private one. These amenities are so numerous, in fact, that jet charter is sometimes referred to as “the vacation before the vacation.”

One of the main selling points for charter flight customers is the comfort factor. The cramped quarters and crowded seats of commercial jets do not exist on a charter flight. The cabins are spacious and the seats spaced far enough apart to guarantee maximum comfort. Pets and children are usually welcome on these flights, and are often free to roam around the cabin, which would be highly discouraged aboard a standard flight.

Charter Flight Amenities

Entertainment options are infinite aboard a charter flight. There are movies and music to provide hours of fun for all ages. The latest research indicates that many of these planes come equipped with state-of-the-art video gaming systems, which should satisfy everyone.

Jet charter clients can enjoy an array of fine dining options during their flight – with the menu customized for their trip. The food is freshly prepared rather than mass-produced and microwaved, with menu choices as diverse as sushi, chicken piccata, jambalaya, and chocolate raspberry torte. Potent potables are usually available courtesy of the well-stocked bar.

The most enjoyable benefit with a charter flight is the privacy. This can be of special significance when on a personal or private business trip. Jet charter clients normally fly with friends, family, and colleagues only – which adds to the comfort level and enjoyment of the trip.

The phrase “traveling in style” could actually have been coined with the charter flight experience in mind. However, it is unfortunate that pricing concerns prevent a lot of potential clients from experiencing the amenities that charter offers.

Charter Your Way To The Indy 500

The Indy 500 is a prestigious race that is run each Memorial Day weekend in Speedway Indiana. The cars have changed somewhat since that first race back in 1911 but the greatest spectacle in racing still brings people from far and wide to the 2.5 mile oval track come race day.

They come for the roar of the engines, for the thrills of the race, for the atmosphere and for the history of the event and they come in droves, since the racetrack can hold upwards of 300,000 people.

If you live near Indiana then it’s easy to take in the event each year, but if you don’t why would you fly commercial when you can easily charter a jet to get you there in style? It is cheaper than you may realize and it saves all the hassles of flying commercial like the long security lines and the cramped seating. Instead, sit back, relax and relish all of the head, shoulder, elbow and leg room that you get while you are chilling with your party on route to Indiana.

It’s not easy to win the Indy 500 that starts with eleven rows of three to make up the 33 car field. Three drivers hold the title of most wins at Indy with four apiece. They are A.J. Foyt, Al Unser and Rick Mears. Rick Mears also holds the record, alone this time for the most pole positions achieved with 6. The great owner Roger Penske is the most successful at Indy, with 16 wins and 17 poles for his drivers.

It’s also not easy to get to Indy on a commercial flight, not if you like room and simplicity that is. The one thing that commercial flights and the Indy 500 have in common is milk. You can get milk on the plane and if you win at Indy, you are given a bottle of milk in the winners circle. This tradition started back in 1933 when a driver asked for milk after winning the race. A dairy executive saw a marketing edge there and well, the rest is history. If you win you are given the choice of whole, 2% or skim milk to chug for the world to see.

The next Indy promises to be an exciting race, like the ones before have been. Will the pole sitter win? Will someone come from behind? Will you be there to witness it?

Charter To Pride

It all started with a walk to protest the Stonewall Riots of 1970. Today it is one of the largest Pride festivals in the country, if not the world. What is it? It’s Chicago Pride Festival and it takes place each year on the last weekend of June. While there are events throughout the year, the Festival is a two day affair that ends with a massive parade through the Halsted Strip. You may think you’ve seen a big parade before, but when the attendance is measured in the hundreds of thousands you may just have to rethink. There are so many people who attend this parade that the course has had to be altered several times throughout its history just to accommodate everyone properly. That’s some parade!

Sure, other towns and cities have Pride events, but if you want to get to the largest one and be part of the action but don’t live near Chicago what will you do? Well, you can fly commercial and sit through the long waits at the airport, go through the tough security screening and then be stuck on an overcrowded jet. Or you can choose to make the weekend sparkle from beginning to end and charter a jet.

Now I know what you’re thinking: “that’ll be too expensive!” but you may be surprised at how reasonable chartering a jet can be. And think of the perks. You can leave when you want, not when the airline says. You know your luggage will arrive with you since you never leave it with airline strangers and best of all you have a comfortable flight, along with plenty of arm, shoulder, head and leg room. You can even configure the cabin however you wish, putting the chairs into rows or into conversational groups.

Food and of course on board lavatories are the norm and there is also plenty in the way of in flight entertainment too. You will have your own pilot and may be able to land at a smaller airport closer to your destination than you would with commercial flights.

So if you’re headed to Pride in Chicago and want to take in the music, the exhibits, the food, the drinks, the parade and the Pride fun, what are you waiting for? Look into chartering that jet as soon as possible! By the way, there is no attendance fee for Pride Chicago but the atmosphere is priceless!

Private Jet Charter – The Terms You Should Know

To understand private jet charter you need to devote time to learn about the differences found in air travelling. These days there are hundreds of companies involved in air travelling services which differ depending on the clients needs. Private jet charters are meant for executive and other distinguished guests who have to economize on time and space while travelling. This means they have to tackle business matters within flights in preparation for other business meeting ahead. This requires that the charter should have the means and ways to consult and arrange business in the course of the flight without inconveniencing the client. Modern private jets have wide range of facilities to suit business arrangements, wi-fi available on board.Arrangements for forthcoming business meetings can be conveniently done as the client prepares to land in the next destination. At times international business owners find that they have less time to handle business matters within the course of their flights. To ensure that business matters are duly handled they might have to engage the business managers on the ground to prepare summaries. This will enable the business owner to get a glimpse of the business and give guidelines as he proceeds to the next destination.

When looking for private jet to hire it is advisable to do it online. This is because; through online sources you will be able to have a wide range of offers to choose than if you do it offline. Modern charter companies have air charter quote search engines where clients can check for rates. This helps clients to choose charters that meet international requirement to suit their needs. The history of the company offering private charter flights has a lot to do with the quality of the services offered. Companies who have long been in the business have large fleets of private jets with differing client’s services. This helps client to choose depending on the purpose the clients intend for the charter. When the charter is targeted for business meetings, it is advisable that it should be furnished with up to date communications systems which meets international standards. This helps the client to go about business affairs conveniently without having to set aside issues.

Private jets are hired to answer the needs of discerning clients and therefore one should inquire widely to verify the services and equipments fitted. This is because when a jet agent has been hired, a charter flight should make the most out it while on transit as well as when they have landed with private chauffeur waiting to take you to your business meeting. This will not only save time for important matters but will create time for leisure when business discussions have been finalized.

Charter to the World Series

It has been played since 1903. The New York Yankees have won it twenty seven times, and the Houston Astros, San Diego Padres, Milwaukee Brewers, Texas Rangers and four other teams are still looking for their first win. What is it? It’s the World Series and it’s a highlight for sports enthusiasts each fall.

The World Series doesn’t really encompass the world, as it’s a baseball series pitting whoever wins the American League against whoever wins the National League. In fact, games in the big series have only been played outside of the United States twice, in 1992 and 1993 when the Toronto Blue Jays were part of the big show. And in reality, it’s not named after the world as in the planet we live on, but instead named after a newspaper that was popular back in the day.

No one can predict which teams will play in the World Series, and so no one knows which stadiums in which cities the games will be played in, but if your home team isn’t part of the show, you’ll have to travel to watch whoever is playing battle it out and that’s where chartering a jet comes in.

It’s likely cheaper than you imagine and it ensures you have a lot less hassle and bother when you charter a jet rather than going commercial. Gone are the lines for security and the hustle and bustle of a large and busy airport. Gone are the cramped quarters and noisy atmosphere of a crowded and hot commercial airline. Instead, you can charter to whichever city you wish in the comfort of seats with plenty of leg, head, elbow and shoulder room which can also be configured however you wish. Want to take just your family with you or perhaps you’re having a guy’s weekend with a bigger party? No worries, a charter can accommodate everyone and best of all you know your luggage will arrive with you at your destination.

When the Chicago Cubs won the World Series in 2016, they ended a whopping 108 year drought, giving the most years without a win title to the Cleveland Indians who’s total sits at 68. You’ve been flying commercial for all of your life, isn’t it time you ended your drought and tried going by charter?

We don’t know who will contest the next World Series, but we do know getting to those cities by a charter jet is the way to go!

Perks of Helicopter Charter Services: Why It’s Worth It

Imagine your special occasion being more special when you turn up to your wedding or lunch on the helicopter. Stand out from others in terms of style by arriving in a helicopter and make an impact on your date, business partners, friends or classmates. When you touch down in a helicopter, it brings out mix feelings of happiness and adrenaline rush. It would be matchless to compare the thrill of helicopter flight with other modes of transport. The rotors thudding overhead and the unique feeling of lifting off vertically are an experience which you may never have and may never experience traveling by any other air based transport.

Helicopter Charter is Worth Every Penny

There can be many reasons to take helicopter charter service but the most prominent will be because it helicopter journey will make your travel a memorable experience. The helicopter flight is an adventure that most find to be thrilling. Making use of helicopter flights can be a great way to make an occasion special and create memories that will make a special day all the more special.

Sight-Seeing Paradise

Helicopters fly at a certain height which makes them so enchanting for sight-seeing tours. They are not permitted to fly above aeroplanes so from that height it gives a perfect view when looked out of the window and sees the world below.

Convenience that Matters

Helicopter helps in reducing the travelling time as it doesn’t have to make you go through the whole process of checking in and waiting for two hours of for flight. This can be a major benefit to any business because everyone knows that time equals money. It’s also a lot less stressful if you are going away for leisure because it leaves you with more time to actually enjoy your holiday. The greatest advantages of a helicopter charter regardless of whether you are using for business or leisure is the fact that it eliminates overnight stops. This not only creates inconvenience, but they also create high costs so anything making you get rid of these things is bound to be a good thing.

Private and Cosy

Travelling by helicopter charter gives you more privacy than flying with hundreds of other people on a normal aeroplane. This gives you a freedom of doing whatever you want; you can conduct a business meeting or simply sit there and relax. You can do this without any interruptions whatsoever. This level of privacy is impossible to get on a normal plane because there are always so many other people flying at the same time.

Reach Out to the Places Where You Cannot Go with Jet Planes

If you are planning to visit a hilly area or a place which do not have landing space for airplanes, the helicopter is a simple and convenient option. A trip to Vaishno Devi or other mountainous regions like Sikkim is better made with a helicopter.

The charter helicopters are intelligently designed and highly adaptable to address a range of individual requirements, their potential provide access to remote areas and city centres, with the ability to land at helipads, hotels and private properties, where the space allows, making them one of the most flexible and suitable aircraft types for travel to remote, crowded or otherwise difficult to reach destinations.

Executive Jet Charter – Designed for Excellence

This is a known fact that the corporate houses comprise of the big fraction of the client list of the private jet service providers. Alternatively it can also be said that the corporate houses are greatly benefited by the service of the private jets which are designed for excellent jet travel. Globalization is has made it mandatory for the executives to travel around the word. The executive Jet charters are especially designed by the private jet service providers to suit the needs of the corporate executives who need to travel more than often.

Why choose Executive Jet Charters?

One must consider the below mentioned three points in order to find answer of the above mentioned question.

1. Liberty to choose the aircraft-

Most of the leading jet charter service providers offer the liberty to choose from wide range of aircraft in accordance with the choice and needs of the client. One can choose the range of service they like to avail while on flight and make the optimum use of the time they spend flying from one part of the world to the other. The array of services especially designed for the executives take care of all their technical needs as well as the aspects like comfort and luxury. Often the services offered are customized and made to match the preferences of individual fliers.

2. Liberty to travel to and from any destination-

The Executive Jets are exclusively made to fly for the clients so they have the liberty to travel directly to their travel destination without having to change aircraft as is the case with commercial airlines on many occasions.

3. Liberty to travel in accordance to ones own schedule-

Executive jet flights are made to travel in accordance with the schedule of the clients. Thus, the clients can travel comfortably in accordance with their schedule without having to rush to the air port way ahead of the scheduled flight. That saves the valuable time for the executives.

While the above mentioned points are the core merits of the executive jets but then in addition to these one can use the executive air charters the way they like. They can serve as boardrooms and cater to serious business proceedings and on other occasions they can be even used as beauty saloons and refreshing spas. The final choice is that of the clients and this is why they have touched heart of millions.

Private Jet Charter Flights Are The Ultimate In Air Travel

Private air charter is ideal for sophisticated travelers seeking the utmost in comfort and convenience. Spacious comfortable seats that you just don’t find in normal aircraft, gourmet meals, bars, and in-flight movies are just some of the perks you can expect to find on your next private jet charter flight. It sure beats those cramped commercial airline flights where you can barely move your legs. The level of service and safety on these flights surpasses what you typically find on

commercial flights. What’s more, it’s convenient. You don’t have to wait in line for hours. You just pull right up to the aircraft, board the plane, and you’re ready to go. Oftentimes, the charter company can arrange specialized services such as ground transportation or catering.

Why do travelers typically prefer hiring private jets? Probably the number one reason is that it allows the travelers themselves to decide their flight itinerary. You no longer have to rely on commercial airlines to tell you when you can and cannot fly. What’s more, this kind of service allows you to land in airports that commercial airlines aren’t allowed to go to. This could bring you even closer to your final destination than you previously were before.

One of the many benefits of traveling with a private air charter company is privacy. You get to travel with people you know, and you get the entire plane to yourself. This makes it a lot easier to relax in private, or discuss pertinent matters pertaining to business or personal things.

What’s more, private air chartering can be a cost effective way of traveling, particularly if you are traveling in a group. Up to eighteen passengers can be accommodated on most private jets, and when the cost is split evenly between passengers, the final amount is often significantly less or equal to what you’d spend on a commercial flight. If you have many stops on your itinerary, chartering a private jet can save you on hotel and parking costs.

Who, exactly, uses private jet charter services? Above all, people traveling on business. This includes celebrities, business executives, CEOs, as well as smaller organizations who prefer to travel together as a group.

Private jet charters are also enjoyed by luxury vacation travelers who simply have the extra money to pay for a hassle-free experience. These travelers enjoy customizing their own itineraries with companies who are willing to go the extra mile to accommodate their specific travel needs.

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Leading Private Jet Charter Operators

Flying with the airlines can be a time consuming as well as risky proposition for businessmen as well as for people of wealth. If you absolutely, positively must get somewhere fast you are putting your trust in a system that is overcrowded, inconvenient, and failing when you fly with the airlines. What are your options? Rent or lease a private jet. The following list features some of the leading private jet charter operators in the U.S.

Atlantic Aviation Flight Services

Automotive Air Charter

Avjet Corporation

Business Jet Services

Clay Lacy Aviation

Delta AirElite

Elite Aviation

Executive Jet Mgt

FirstFlight Management LLC

Flightworks

Hop-A-Jet

Jet Aviation

Key Air

Million Air

New World Aviation

Petersen Aviation

Priester Aviation

PrivatAir

Regal Aviation

Richmor Aviation

TAG Aviation

The Air Group

Trans-Exec Air Service

One common thread with each of the operators is that they fly large cabin aircraft. This group is defined by — but not limited to — the following types of aircraft:

Gulfstream 450; 550

Boeing Business Jet

Canadair Challenger 604

Bombardier Global Express; 800

Falcon 2000

In each case you get the security of having two highly trained FAA licensed pilots and you can opt for a corporate flight attendant to provide cabin services and safety assistance. These are no King Airs, Lears, and Westwinds you will be flying. Many rent for $7000. per hour on up, but when you are talking about closing on a merger or acquisition in the morning in Dallas and being back in your Boston office in the afternoon, the price is inconsequential.

There are also several operations that will allow you to purchase a portion of a jet. No, you don’t get a wing only, rather — much like a timeshare — you get to use a private jet operated by one of the providers. Chief amongst these specialized providers are:

Netjets

Flexjet

Flight Options

CitationShares

A third option is to approach one of the private jet aircraft brokers who will arrange the trip for you. Chief amongst these types of providers are:

Sentient

Gold Jets

Bluestarjets

Marquis Jet

AirRoyale

All in all, private flying is where it’s at. If you live in the New York area, you can fly out of convenient Teterboro Airport in New Jersey and land at Van Nuys Airport near Los Angeles. By avoiding Kennedy, LaGuardia, and Newark airports you save precious time and land unruffled in L.A. Who can put a price tag on that?

Private Jet Charter Service

Since 911 more and more companies and individuals are turning to private jet charter services for their air travel needs. There’s no reason for you to have to purchase a jet because there are many different private jet charter service options on the market.

A private jet charter service can provide all of the services that your corporate flight department would provide. They have the expertise you would expect from your own fleet and they are available 24 hours a day 7 days a week including holidays with more than 7500 airports servicing you nationwide.

The private jet charter service ensures you a flight when you want it and where you want it with no lineups, no restrictions, and no fear from terrorism that commercial flights are facing every day. Most times they will even be able to accommodate you on short notice. Of course it always pays to book in advance to be sure.

A private jet charter service can provide you with the highest standard of service and a secure, safe, and comfortable flight. You travel confidentially no matter where you are flying or who you are flying with and discretion is always our commitment to you. So whether you are off to that all important business meeting or sneaking away for a weekend of relaxation in the Caribbean your travel plans are between you and the private jet charter service.

Now you can get the flexibility you need and want. You can even choose the type of jet you charter. No more crowded terminals. No more airline schedules to worry about. No more having to show up hours early for your flight. In fact most private jet charter services will design a travel agenda for corporate or personal travel.

Rates depend on the type of plane, destination, and many companies offer a frequent flyer discount so be sure to ask. You can save thousands of dollars by involving yourself in one of the many fractional jet ownership programs that are available.

Let’s have a quick look at what’s available and some average costs.

Lear

This jet lets you take your sales team or your family on a long trip with a secure comfortable flight. It costs on average $2650 an hour and it carries 6 to 8 passengers.

Citation

This luxurious jet is also very economical and perfect for those one day get away meetings. It costs on average $1860 an hour and it carries 4 to 6 passengers.

Gulfstream

This is a very popular jet that will give you the ultimate in luxury while flying you coast to coast or around the globe. Be warned after a flight in one of these it’s going to be difficult to fly any other way. On average it cost $5000 an hour and it carries 12 to 15 passengers.

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A private jet charter service is an excellent choice for any company looking to reduce wasted time and money. The only question that remains is which jet will it be ?

Private Jets Charter – A Splendid Way to Travel or A Proper Saving of Time?

Private charter jets are the newest modes of flying for people in a hurry. No longer are these jets the exclusive domain of the wealthy and influential as service providers are turning their focus towards a burgeoning middle class and the tribe of businessmen and entrepreneurs. People can now afford private rental jets due to their low pricings plus private jets have their perks too.

Commercial airlines have a long list of glaring defects but we have to adjust with that due to the lack of options. The list of grievance includes schedule conflict, queues, random checks and many others but the oft repeated complaint is the unannounced delays from which there is no escaping. The service available on commercial airline is also another source of complaint and the discrepancy can be best seen in the service of business class and economy class.

On the other hand private jets have none of the above mentioned defects and are considered a far better option. Read on to understand how a charter jet scores above a commercial airliner in every aspect.

Charter jets provide top notch cabin service that is comparable to that provided in the business class of commercial airlines. In some cases it has surpassed commercial airlines altogether. This is primarily due to the fact that charter jets carry significantly lesser passengers and thus the staff can easily cater to them and make them comfortable.

The chances of a delayed flight on a private jet are also quite low until and unless there are truly unfavorable weather conditions. Keeping that rare bad weather away from the topic, private jets are always on time. Their primary goal is to ensure their customer's safety and timing which makes them a force to reckon with in the modern aviation history.

These jets signify the slow but sure change in the field of aviation and especially commercial aviation. They are the future of commercial aviation with all of its advantages and more with none of its stifling disadvantages. There has been an idea or a mindset that charter jets can be hired only by the rich or those who can afford it. That was the case some decades back but not any longer. These days hiring or chartering a private jet is neither that expensive nor that difficult.

The charter jet industry itself has taken up several innovative steps in revolutionizing the services and its prices. The industry itself has started catering to the burgeoning middle class businessman or professionals who don't want to waste precious time. With several economy options available, private jets are no longer a snobby way of maintaining or showing off.

People have understood its importance and have recognized its services that will help them in saving time.

Charter Away to the Preakness

The Kentucky Derby is in the books. A horse won and now he or she is the favorite (usually) in the second race of the Triple Crown derby: The Preakness. It is a flat horse race run by three year old thoroughbreds and it happens each year two weeks after the Kentucky Derby and three weeks before the last jewel in the crown, the Belmont Stakes.

This race is run at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore Maryland and it spans 9.5 furlongs. It was first contested back in 1873 and traditionally it is second in attendance only to the granddaddy of all races, the Kentucky Derby.

If you live near Maryland it's a relative breeze to see the fastest three year olds in action but if you have to fly there's always the production of flying commercial to deal with– Unless of course you choose to charter a jet to get you and your party there on time and in style.

Chartering a jet is cheaper than you may think and best of all you can choose your own schedule. Forget about long lines trying to clear security, and being squished in your seat for hours at a time. Not when you charter. Chartered jets give you ample leg, shoulder, elbow and head room and you can usually configure the seats any way you'd like. There is entertainment at the tips of your fingers, a galley for snacks or meals on the way and the security of knowing your bags are with you at all times. No baggage carousel for you!

You will arrive refreshed and happy and in time for the singing of Maryland, My Maryland and the infield party that is always a great time. After the race you can watch the painter climb to the weather vane to paint the winning colors on the horse and jockey that adorn it. Heck, you will even be there to see the winning horse get his blanket of Black Eyed Susan's, the state flower of Maryland although they can't use real ones since they don't bloom until July. That can remain our little secret …

Not surprisingly, the mega star of the horse racing world, Secretariat still holds the speed record for the Preakness Stakes. He won in 1:53 back in 1973 which was the middle race of his Triple Crown. Now you too can be a star … when you choose to charter.

Charter to Las Vegas

Las Vegas goes by a lot of names. It's full and proper name is The City of Las Vegas but it is also known as Las Vegas, just Vegas and also Sin City to name just a few. The fact is, Vegas is so well known it does not need to go by a specific name; Everyone knows that it is a major resort city nestled in the Mojave Desert and it is the Entertainment Capital of the World.

Las Vegas is the twenty-ninth most populous city in the United States and is home to some of the most well known Casinos on the planet, not to mention the most Triple A Five Diamond Hotels in the world. It is known for its hospitality, for its shows and of course for its gambling opportunities and plenty of restaurants, bars and attractions.

It's not as if Vegas is hard to get to, on the contrary many major airlines have multiple flights a day from all across North America to Las Vegas airport, transporting thousands and thousands of people there each year. But if you step it up and charter a jet not only do you get there on your schedule you also can do away with the headaches of flying commercial.

Imagine arriving in Vegas after a luxurious trip complete with plenty of leg room, comfy seating, in flight entertainment and knowing your bags are with you every step of the way. You did not go through long screening lines at the airport, you did not have to arrive hours and hours before your flight and you got to relax, rewind and rejuvenate en route.

After a hassle free flight you are free to enjoy all that Sin City has to offer. The Casinos, the famous shows, the Las Vegas Natural History Museum, the Neon Museum, the 68 parks, the 4 golf courses, the skate parks and swimming pools, and of course The Strip. After all of that it's just a short jaunt to the Grand Canyon should you need even more incentive for the trip.

What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas; the memories, the adventures, the misadventures the whole kit and caboodle. Why not up the adventure and charter a jet for your next trip? Chartering is less expensive than you may think, you have your choice of seating arrangements perfect for however many are in your party and best of all, you arrive in style. What are you waiting for?