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Debunking 5 Common Myths About Private Jet Travel

Posted by Amanda Emerson on Apr 12, 2016 11:00:00 AM

Private jet travel can improve the entire flight experience in countless ways. Whether you are traveling for business or for pleasure, flying private can help you to avoid the headaches of the airport while enjoying a peaceful and comfortable trip. Unfortunately, there are several myths swirling around private travel that deter many from booking their flight.  

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Myth #1: Private Travel Comes with Fixed, Ultra-High Costs

The most common myth about private flying is that it is only accessible to the ultra wealthy. However, private flights can be a worthwhile investment for corporations and business travelers when you consider all of your options. Specifically, private membership options for the frequent travelers can be a much more financially-responsible choice than continuously chartering flights. 


Myth #2: Destination Lists Are Extremely Limited

Private jets actually have access to a number of airports throughout the world that commercial jets are not allowed to use. There are many fixed base operators, more commonly known as FBO’s, which are private jet terminals located at airports.  FBO’s offer a number of services and have access to more destinations that some commercial flights may not be able to fly to.  This means that some small islands and remote areas that may not be accessible to commercial airlines can be visited when you fly private. If you have a favorite destination in mind this summer, chances are good that you can find a company offering private flights to this FBO.


Myth #3: It’s Cheaper and More Convenient to Own Your Own Jet

There are advantages to owning your own private jet, but cost is not one of them unless you fly almost daily. Owning your own private jet means that you are responsible for purchasing the aircraft, maintaining jet insurance on it, paying to store it, paying for repairs, fueling it, and obtaining any necessary certifications to meet regulations. Magellan Jets offers many membership programs and charter flights to help you ensure your physical assets and offer convenience of flying on your exact aircraft when yours is down for maintenance or otherwise not available.


Myth #4: Flying Commercial Is Faster Than Flying Private

Private travel is usually faster because the planes used can reach higher speeds. Flying private also saves travelers many hours because of the nature of the security protocols. While security checks are still needed to ensure the safety of the passengers, pilot, and crew, passengers do not have to wait in long lines and some can board right from their vehicle. Even when flying out of a commercial airport, private flyers generally have to go to a different area for security checks, where the process is faster and easier.


Myth #5: Booking a Private Jet Flight is Arduous

The internet and the expanding market for private jet travel have worked together to make booking a private flight much easier than it was in the past. Some companies offer booking via apps and websites that can be used to price and book flights. At Magellan Jets, we offer 24/7/365 dedicated private aviation consultants and in-house Flight Support team to provide guidance and personal assistance to business corporations and individual travelers.




If you are considering flying private, Magellan Jets offers a wide variety of membership programs and charter flights that can meet all your business and personal needs.


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Magellan Jets is the leader in domestic and international private jet travel offering private and corporate travel memberships and charter flights. With a global network of thousands of pre-qualified aircraft, Magellan Jets is committed to the highest safety standards, personalized experiences and top level customer service. 




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