November 27, 2019

Guide to Private Jet Travel

We spoke to several of our senior leadership team members who provided tips for flying private. Here’s what they had to say.

Share one piece of advice for a first-time private jet flyer

It is a special experience and not everybody gets to fly private, so just take it all in and enjoy the experience.
Chris Brenner – Senior VP of Sales, Americas

Don’t plan anything, just grab a plane and decide at the last minute where you want to go, that’s the beauty of private jets.
Jahid Fazal-Karim – Owner and Chairman of the Board

My advice when flying privately for the first time is to be courteous to everyone that is assisting you. Everybody has a function and in order to make private air travel happen it takes a lot of people in a lot of different disciplines. So you always have to remember to be courteous to those people and treat them well.
Peter Antonenko – Chief Operating Officer

When you fly with the airlines they always say “Sit back, relax, and enjoy the flight”, but they perfectly know that we can not do that in an airliner. Well, on the private jet you can sit back, relax and enjoy the flight. That’s all you have to do.
– Pascal Bachmann – Senior VP of Sales, EMEA

Which seat do you choose on a private jet?

It really depends on your mood on that day and what you want to do during your flight. That’s the beauty of a private jet is that you have a cabin that allows you to do different things.
– Jahid Fazal-Karim – Owner and Chairman of the Board

I sit in the back row because I like to see what is going on in front of me, but that’s a personal thing.
David Dixon – President, Jetcraft Asia

I like to be back by the engines because I like the sound. It’s white noise and it helps you fall asleep.
Peter Antonenko – Chief Operating Officer

What do you always pack in your carry-on?

One of the more irritating things on an airplane is when you can’t find the right socket that fits your plug. Everything you have these days needs a battery whether it’s your phone, whether it’s your computer, whatever it is, you need power. So I pack a multi-purpose plug.
David Dixon – President, Jetcraft Asia

Another benefit of private aviation is that you have access to your baggage in flight. So you don’t really need to think about what to pack in your hand luggage because it is always available if you need it.
Pascal Bachmann – Senior VP of Sales, EMEA

A phone charger, your phone, and cash.
Peter Antonenko – Chief Operating Officer

What is your favorite private jet cabin feature?

You tend to be tired when you get on a jet, you had a full long day, or you have an early morning flight because you’re going to a meeting. The fact that you can just isolate yourself in the cabin, close the door, and either work or sleep, or rest, or just have your brain relax is probably my favorite thing about flying private.
Jahid Fazal-Karim – Owner and Chairman of the Board

 

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