Flying in an airplane is a great method of travel because you can reach your destination far quicker than if you travelled by car, bus, or train. However, flying does have drawbacks. You never get the space that you need, the food is usually not ideal, you have to wait for the bathroom, and upset children can make peace and quiet next to impossible.
These are all good reasons to look at booking a charter plane if you are traveling somewhere in a larger group.
Below are some more reasons why you should consider a charter flight and ways you and other members of your entourage will benefit.
As mentioned, flights that you book usually include not having enough space to sit comfortably and the noise from other passengers and young children can be very disruptive. These issues can be annoying and frustrating on a short flight and almost unbearable on longer ones.
When you book a charter flight, you will have as much space as you need whether you want to relax with family and friends, get some work done, sleep, watch a movie, or have a team meeting. You will not have to worry about other passengers crowding you and you can avoid long lineups to check your luggage and board the aircraft. The goal of the airline is to make you as comfortable as possible so they often offer a few nice amenities such as snacks, drinks, movies, and not to mention no bathroom lineups.
When flying somewhere, you always need to worry about overweight luggage as it will lead to extra fees. You also have to worry about traffic to the airport and checking in at your gate on time because if you are late in doing so, you may miss your flight.
Charter flights are an appealing option because of their flexibility. Gone are the days where you have to worry about check-ins, parking, and lineups. A flight can be booked in as little as 24 hours and will take off at the time that you specify. As the customer you are able to drive right up to where the aircraft will be taking off from, allowing you to avoid the need for parking and any busy lineups to check bags and board the aircraft.
3. Choose your passengers
The factor that will usually determine whether your flight was an enjoyable experience is the other passengers. While most people are tolerable and want to have a nice relaxing flight just as much as you do, some people are inconsiderate and annoying, making the flight miserable for everyone.
When you book a charter flight, the good news is that you choose who will board. This can include only family and friends or coworkers if it is a business trip. While babies and small children are adorable and loved by most people, they can become upset and unruly at times on flights. Booking a charter flight will allow you to screen who accompanies you, allowing you to avoid annoyances that would make for a terrible flight.
Regular flights can be frustrating and time-consuming as you spend time in baggage and check-in lines and wait considerable amounts of time during stopovers. Booking a charter flight will allow you to avoid such hassles and get you to your destination as soon as possible.
Flying via charter means that you only need to be at the aircraft shortly before takeoff. Other than a quick check of your baggage, there are no lineups, allowing you to board quickly and get comfortable. Whereas regular flights usually only land at larger airports, charter flights allow the flexibility to land in smaller areas. This will allow you to land closer to your destination and avoid having to pay for a taxi, bus, or limousine. Charter flights will also fly direct meaning no stopovers will occur.