Are you thinking of flying during Covid-19 times but are scared of being infected? Have you considered flying on a private jet?
It has always been associated with the rich and famous. However, since we were obliged to comply with social distancing, we understand that the inside of commercial airplane, is not the safest place to be, if you want to avoid getting infected.
As people start to resume travel, they are looking for alternatives to crowded commercial flights. A more expensive option that brings advantages, when it comes to ensuring a safe journey, is flying in a private jet. From skipping crowded airport terminals to avoiding concerns with distancing inside the airplane, the benefits are numerous, if you can afford it.
There has been a considerable rise in the demand for private jets. Many of the new private flyers are people that could already afford it before, but had a hard time justifying the costs associated with it. Nowadays, in times when safety is of extreme importance, there are many reasons for flying private.
Is flying private safer than commercial? We present you with 8 reasons that will reassure you, it is.
1. Use of private airport terminals instead of overcrowded commercial ones.
Private aircrafts use smaller executive terminals, with private lounges instead of gates. The terminals are typically less congested as private flyers typically board their aircraft as soon as they arrive, reducing the risk of proximity spread from other passengers.
Many airports allow passengers to drive directly to their aircraft, and being picked up air-side, avoiding the need to enter the terminal altogether.
2. Limited number of people on the airplane.
The lead passenger or the organization paying for the flight can set the number of passengers on the flight, allowing for social distancing.
3. Private planes can access smaller and more remote airports, reducing travel times.
Commercial travelers are restricted to the route networks of the airlines they fly, while private airplanes can use nearly any public-use airport in the country, as long as the runway is long enough and there’s fuel.
Smaller airports are often more convenient and closer to city centers, which helps to reduce overall journey times.
4. Security screenings and customs simpler and quicker
This is perhaps one of the greatest benefits as passengers can avoid waiting in crowded lines, touching security bins, and walking barefoot through a scanner.
5. Boarding passes are not required.
Passengers do not have to check-in for their flights or check their bags with airport staff. Pilots need only check the identification of passengers to ensure they match the manifest and that is all that’s required.
6. Baggage is handled by a small handful of people.
When arriving at an airport, an airport worker known as a line service technician takes the baggage of the passengers and gives it directly to the pilots for stowage on the aircraft. The process is very transparent and doesn’t involve numerous people unlike in an airport setting.
7. Newer private jets can fly longer routes nonstop.
Almost every current route flown by commercial airlines can be flown with a private jet.
8. The overall journey is shorter, allowing travellers to limit their exposure away from controlled environments.
All these benefits contribute for a shorter journey with less exposure to potential risks of infection. Overall, the amount of touchpoints is reduced, when flying, which significantly lowers the risk of exposure.
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