You have in mind to charter a private jet for a quick trip. Make sure you know the facts about these flights before you start looking at your options.
Myth: Charter jets are only for the rich and famous.
You can expect to pay around $1,000 an hour for a private jet per hour, but the price can vary quite drastically according to the size of the jet, the amenities the jet has on board, and other factors. While these prices can seem a little on the expensive side, they're really rather comparable to a first-class flight on some airlines. Some first-class flights can cost you around $772 per hour, according to Business Insider. Therefore, if you have the money to fly first-class, you may very well have the money to fly on a private charter jet.
Myth: If you charter a jet, you have to share your ride with other travelers.
If you have paid for a private jet charter, you probably will not be sharing the ride with anyone except for the crew on board the plane. Just make sure you look for that "private" designation when you are looking to book a jet because there are other charter options out there as well. There are some jets that have trip-sharing flights in which several travelers get on board to go to similar destinations.
Myth: Charter jets are not very safe.
Charter jets are just as safe as other jets. It is a rare occurrence for a private jet to crash and the pilots who fly these planes have just as much training and experience as other pilots in most cases. If anything, a smaller jet would probably fare better in the event of an emergency than other larger jets simply because they are lighter weight and easier to maneuver if something does go wrong. For example, if something were to go wrong with the brakes or landing gear, the smaller jet does not need as much distance to stop because it is not as heavy.
Myth: Charter jets are only available in big cities.
You can find a charter flight on a private jet just about anywhere in the country. While larger jets have to stick with larger airports that have larger runways, the smaller stature of these planes means they can land at smaller airports. You can find small airports tucked away all over the country; not just in bigger cities.
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