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Private air travel has long been the preferred mode of transport for celebrities, footballers and wealthy businessmen – a lifestyle that the normal flyer in standard class can only dream of. Hiring a private plane is extravagant and luxurious, but could it actually be the next big trend for travellers?
Let’s have a look at some of the reasons why you could be flying privately in the near future.
With everything shared on social media in our digital age, people are increasingly chasing “likes” or social gratification. Even the news reports how social media channels like Instagram are changing the world. Its influence means that posts are becoming more extreme, taken in far-flung destinations, attempting to project an opulent lifestyle on their social media.
In essence, it’s a constructed reality and people may be willing to fork out the money to project an extravagant lifestyle to their followers. However, this is not an impossible prospect as flying privately may not be as costly as we may think.
Although the price of hiring a private jet may still be higher than a first-class ticket, the difference between the prices isn’t so extortionate. If you fill all the seats in light seven-person jet, then the cost is split between your entire party rather than each of you paying separately for a seat on a commercial airline.
There are also websites that offer cheap deals and private jet owners occasionally post specials for the next day on their Facebook pages, which means that a round trip in a private jet may not be exclusive to only the rich and famous. You can use a private jet charter membership program and fly with as little as three hours’ notice also.
The entire process involved in flying is much easier when you fly privately. Forget about flight schedules, you can enjoy flying at times that suit your own schedule. Never again will you have to wake up at 4am to check in for an early flight at a busy airport – flying privately means that if you’re running late, then the plane waits. You can also skip the long queues for baggage check-ins and the lines for security, saving you valuable time.
Private planes are able to land at many more airports than a commercial aircraft, so if there’s any delays predicted, then they can easily change their plans with little notice and choose to land at an alternative airport nearby. It’s the epitome of flexible travel.
With an 137% increase in private flights recorded last year, travellers seem to be moving away from the traditional commercial air travel for a more flexible and convenient way. If the gap between the cost of commercial and private flying continues to close, more people will be tempted to use these services and you too might be enjoying the luxury of private air travel in the near future.
For those of you who do not regularly fly on a chartered flight, we think you should reconsider. Flying via a private jet is one of the best ways to travel, and it may actually be cheaper than you think, especially if you like to travel a lot. It is so convenient and accessible that many people are choosing this method whenever they can. If you are on the fence about whether or not flying a private charter is worth the money, here are just a few of the benefits you can look forward to.
Why Fly Private Charter
- Fits Your Schedule – Unlike when you fly commercially, taking a private jet fits around your schedule. You can book a plane at any time, to any location. No longer will you have to search the internet to see what flights are leaving your nearest airport, and getting up before the sun just to make a flight. You get to pick when the plane leaves, so you can fit it to your busy schedule.
- Less Waiting – The convenience doesn’t stop in just scheduling the flight however. Once you get to the airport, getting to your flight is a breeze. There’s no waiting in line, no going through the TSA shakedowns, and no sitting around in lobby areas, waiting for your flight to board. Your plane is waiting for you when you arrive, and you can just walk right onto it.
- Comfort – This may be the best aspect of private flights. When you’re sitting on a plane for several hours, you want to be comfortable. With a private charter you get comfortable seating, catering, in flight entertainment, and much more. It is the most luxurious way to travel, and once you choose it, you won’t want to go any other way. Traveling can be stressful enough, so you might as well get to relax and enjoy the ride while you’re on the go.
- Costs – Most people think of chartering a private jet as something they can’t afford. If you actually look into it however, the prices may be better than you think. For example, Jets.com is currently offering some great deals for their private charter services. They have thousands of planes all over the country, at hundreds of airports. When you compare it to all of the benefits you are getting, it is a pretty great deal. If you have thought that private jets were above your budget, take another look and see what is out there. You may end up pleasantly surprised.
- Safety – Last but not least is your safety. When you fly private, there’s no chance that you end up missing in Indonesia Your plane flies where and when you want it to, and they all meet the highest of safety standards. We’ve all seen the news lately with those commercial flights having some troubles. You won’t have to worry about things like that when you take a private jet.
With all of these great benefits in store, you owe it to yourself to check out private charters. If you are a constant traveler, you might as well do it in style. Take a look around for some private jet companies and see what the prices are. Especially for those of you who like to travel a lot, the costs may well be worth it. In our opinion, this time-saving, hassle-free way of travel is the only way to go.
Troubled starlet Amanda Bynes was stopped from boarding a private jet this weekend for not having the correct identification.
Amanda Bynes’ driving license had been suspended and she had no other form of ID so she told the pilot to search her name on Google to prove who she was.
Witnesses at Teterboro Airport where the incident that took place said it occurred on Sunday for a flight to Los Angeles from New Jersey.
According to TMZ, the pilot had to check every passenger’s IDs but Amanda Bynes had no official government identification on her.
Amanda Bynes was then informed that per TSA regulations she would not be able to fly without it, at which point the actress directed the Google, with sources reporting that she screamed: “I’m Amanda Bynes!”
Amanda Bynes was stopped from boarding a private jet this weekend for not having the correct identification
The pilot then reportedly called a representative from the airline to see if they could allow the faded starlet onto the flight, but the jet company was adamant that no special treatment was to be given.
This latest incident comes off the back of reports that she was spotted smoking what appeared to be ma***uana as she strolled around New York City last month.
And, two men, including a photographer by the name of Giovanni Arnold and another who would go only go by the name of “Joe”, claim to In Touch magazine that they witnessed the actress smoke mar**uana as she sat on top of a bare mattress in her bedroom.
But Amanda Bynes has jumped to her own defense, tweeting on Wednesday night: “That’s not my bed! Those aren’t my toes! My toes are pedicured!”
Jenni Rivera was in the final states of buying the Learjet plane which claimed her life, a report revealed today.
Jenni Rivera, who was killed in Mexico on Sunday night after her private jet went down, was buying the private jet from business executive Christian E. Esquino Nunez.
Christian E. Esquino Nunez is wanted for questioning regarding his ties to the plane, and has been convicted of drug-trafficking and counterfeiting government inspection stamps.
ABC News exclusively reported that Christian E. Esquino Nunez could be wanted for questioning with Mexican authorities, as well as investigators with the National Transportation and Safety Board (NTSB) regarding the fatal crash.
The Learjet 25 belongs to Starwood Management, which is, according to records, owned by Christian E. Esquino Nunez.
According to ABC News, Christian E. Esquino Nunez and his partner Lance Z. Ricotta were convicted of creating false logbooks for six aircrafts they bought from the Mexican government and sold in the U.S.
Jenni Rivera was in the final states of buying the Learjet plane which claimed her life
RadarOnline.com reports that Christian E. Esquino Nunez also has ties to a Tijuana drug cartel, and has also been accused of trying to sneak the son of late Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi into Mexico.
Court records show that Christian E. Esquino Nunez obtained details from aircrafts and forged details so as to mark up aircraft prices, thinking the models had fewer miles on them or had more maintenance work than they actually had.
Christian E. Esquino Nunez’s current whereabouts are unknown.
The plane carrying Jenni Rivera plunged from more than 28,000 feet and hit the ground in a nose-dive at more than 600 miles an hour, Mexico’s top transportation official says.
Three people have been killed in the south of France after an American private jet crashed on landing.
The twin-engined Gulfstream-IV came down at Castellet airport, between Marseille and Toulon, with all the victims believed to have died on impact.
They were described by an airport source as two men aged 24 and 61, and a woman aged 30. Nobody else was on board.
The jet, which was flying in from nearby Nice, split in two, with one half ending up in a nearby lake after narrowly missing a hotel.
Three people have been killed in the south of France after an American private jet crashed on landing
Fire engines were called to the scene as the main cabin blazed on the runway, but nothing could be done to save those on board, said the same source.
“It was an appalling accident – an investigation has already started,” said the source, who said the accident happened at around 3:00 p.m.
He added: “All the victims are American passport holders.”
Castellet International Airport was built by the late French pastis tycoon Paul Ricard in 1962.
It is the largest private airfield on the French Riviera, and frequently used by celebrities with homes in the area, as well as business people.
Demi Moore arrived in Los Angeles by a private jet in the dead of night following more than a month in rehab.
Demi Moore, 49, had remained in hiding after leaving the unnamed clinic, holidaying on the private Caribbean island of Parrot Cay, where her ex-husband Bruce Willis owns a house.
The break appeared to have done her good, as she appeared tanned and healthy in a baggy white jumper and denim shorts.
Demi Moore was accompanied by close friend Eric Buterbaugh and was met at the airport by a woman who she rushed to embrace after descending the stairs of the plane.
It was the first time the actress has been seen in public since she was hospitalized after having a seizure and collapsing five weeks ago.
Demi Moore had reportedly been smoking “an incense-like substance” as well as inhaling nitrous oxide, better known as laughing gas.
The incident came at the end of a difficult time for Demi Moore, who split from husband Ashton Kutcher, 33, in November after he was accused of cheating on her.
Ashton Kutcher and her ex-husband Bruce Willis both visited her shortly afterwards at the home she shares with her three daughters, Rumer, 23, Scout, 20, and Tallulah, 17.