Flight delays, crammed fuselages, overbooked passengers and screaming children are enough to wear away the resolve of even the most intrepid traveler. For those travelers who have a little bit of spare change in their pockets, a private jet may be the answer they are looking for.
Space, comfort and time
"New planes cost anywhere from $1.5 to over $50 million."
Private jets truly boast some impressive amenities for their riders, including the space and ease that most travelers long for as they curl up for a nap with their faces pressed firmly against the stranger sitting next to them. Travelers who book commercial flights are largely at the mercy of airlines and security teams at the airport. And once commercial travelers make it into the airplane, they must contend with the unpleasant packing of a carry-on bag into a tiny space and the awkward dance of stepping over a sleeping passenger in order to make it to the restroom. Not so with a private jet. Flights are scheduled when they are convenient to the passengers, and there is no need to jam a carry-on bag into an overhead compartment because there is plenty of storage space for most pieces of luggage. Furthermore, even small jets have ample leg room for all passengers, and the larger planes often have room for full-size beds.
The all-star treatment
Ease of scheduling and personal comfort is only the beginning of the private jet experience. While some jets are sparsely furnished, most jets offer luxurious options that are simply unheard of on commercial flights. Private jets usually feature large-screen televisions, catering and beverage services (and you only have to eat peanuts if you want to), ambient lighting, wireless internet and phone access, comfortable recliners and entertainment areas. While the owner of a jet can decorate the aircraft however they desire, most owners do not get their inspiration from Soul Plane. Typically, private jets are nicely decorated and contain enough luxury to promote comfort while also remaining a practical travel option.
So how does one even go about reserving a private jet?
There are several options for consumers, and prices are widely varied depending on the service.
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