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Advantages of Private Flights

Advantages of Private Flights
Whether you’re flying for business or recreational purposes, you can choose to travel on private flights or fly with commercial airlines to get to your desired destination. With many executives looking at elegant private air charters as the most relaxed and dependable form of transportation, here is a glance at the pros and cons of commercial flights vs private flights.

Private flights have many advantages. While it’s true that private jet can be lavish and pricy, the actual advantages of soaring on a private aircraft are convenience and efficiency. For instance, you can choose to fly out of any airport you’d like as long as the runway is sufficient for your jet, and as long as there are no restrictions. This is a perfect substitute for having to go through a busier airport. This doesn’t only benefit you in a way to avoid all the busier hubs, if your residence or office is around a general public airport, you can simply choose to take off from there, avoiding all traffic. Another example of how flying private could benefit you would be that you won’t need to arrive an hour or even a half hour before flight time. The jet departs on your order. If you prefer a 7PM departure, no need to arrive at the airport before 6:53PM. And if you are running late, the plane will always wait for you. In many larger metropolitan areas, jets take off and land from minor close-in airports so the commute time is shorter. At FBOs, you are allowed to drive your car onto tarmac up to your aircraft, (in some cases without a security check) and get on while the team loads your baggage into the aircraft. Valet services are available to take your car, park […]

By |December 17th, 2014|Categories: Private Fly, Private Jet Charter|0 Comments

Chartering vs First-Class | When is it more efficient to charter?

Chartering vs First-Class | When is it more efficient to charter?
Lets start with the basics; while first-class remains as one of the most comfortable flying options in terms of commercial travel, first-class travel is entirely incomparable to private jet charter. With extended wait times and airport security and baggage claim, much time is lost simply getting to and from your aircraft. Now of course the level of luxury offered by private jet charter is on a whole different level than flying first-class in a commercial airliner. First-class has disadvantages such as the inability to choose where you sit and of course the lack of privacy due to flying with complete strangers. First-class catering is only slightly more appealing than the traditional meals served to economy and business class travelers.

Now that we’ve covered the differences between first-class and private jet charter we can continue and calculate exactly when it is more efficient to charter an aircraft instead of paying first-class tickets. The first variable in this calculation is time, waiting times for commercial aircraft can take hours whereas the waiting time to get on board your chartered aircraft can be only a matter of minutes. Being able to remove hours from the total length of your trip means that it is not necessary for you to get to the airport as early as you would as a first-class traveler. This is the most important piece of this puzzle.

The way aircraft charter works is that you pay for the entirety of the aircraft for the duration of your trip. Now in some situations where one passenger is flying in an entire chartered aircraft alone, the cost of chartering said aircraft is much higher than the price of […]

By |August 26th, 2014|Categories: Private Fly, Private Jet Charter|0 Comments

Can i charter from any airport?

Can I charter from any airport?

Private jet charter is known for its functionality and ability to fly out from nearly any airport you desire. Though the question remains, can I charter from any airport? In short, mostly yes, and sometimes no. Further inquiry into the subject tells us, first, we have to honor the runway lengths, so let’s take a look at that first.

Smaller airports usually have shorter runaways, and larger, higher density airports tend to have much longer runways. International airports for example have many large wide-body aircraft such as Boeings and Airbuses landing per day. Aircrafts such as these tend to require enormous runways up to and sometimes exceeding 11,000 feet in length. Taking off from a runway, a Boeing 747 for example requires approximately 10,800 feet, while there are much smaller jets that can take off in 2,300 feet such as the Eclipse 500 VLJ (very light jet) while small turboprops can land in even shorter airfields.

Next, let’s look at all of the airports in our database and see which are capable of meeting the demands for large jets, mid jets, light jets, and turboprops.

Firstly, with a total of 15989 airports in our backend, that means all 15989 are available to piston aircraft.

12814 of which can accommodate most turboprops and some light jets

8762 can accommodate most mid jets and all light jets

5447 capable of accommodating most large jets and all mid jets

And finally, 3077 airports capable of accommodating most wide-body airliners.

That means, even if you plan to charter an airliner for a group of hundreds of people, there are over 3000 airports open to you. More conservatively, a traditional charter with a light or mid jet would allow you to most likely fly out […]

By |August 25th, 2014|Categories: Piston, Private Fly|0 Comments

How a Wet Lease Works

How a wet lease works – When is it better to charter?
There are two very different ways of renting out aircraft flight time. The first method is traditional charter, this is what most trips and customers would fall in to. Charterting an aircraft allows you to have the aircraft for the minimum possible time for your trip, you will be billed an hourly rate for using the aircraft, in addition to fuel costs, and airport/crew fees. Meaning once your trip is over, the aircraft is no longer yours.
For large multi-leg trips, one can charter an aircraft, or simply acquire a wet lease on the aircraft. Now for a large multi leg trip with gaps in arrival and departure dates,  traditional charter would mean that said aircraft would have to return to home base for maintenance and refueling, the aircraft would only be yours for the legs of your trips, meaning any sudden changes in itinerary, and the aircraft could already be thousands of miles away.
But when one wet leases an aircraft, the aircraft and it’s crew are all yours for the duration of your trip, you will be billed for additional unexpected itinerary changes if the hourly/fuel consumption differs from the projected one, but the essential fact is, you are the temporary owner of the aircraft, meaning even if the aircraft owner him/herself requires the aircraft for some sort of emergency, they would have to wait until the duration of your wet lease ends.

Lets look at 2 example trips and figure out which is better for wet lease, and which is better for traditional charter:

Our first trip’s itinerary:
New York -> London 9:00 AM Jan 1
London -> Paris 4:00 PM Jan 8
Paris -> Frankfurt 5:00 PM […]

By |August 6th, 2014|Categories: Private Fly|0 Comments

Turboprops vs Light Jets

Turboprops: Why so unpopular?
When asked the difference between turboprops vs light jets, a handful of everyday non-aviation specialists stated that they don’t use jet engines, and instead use propellors, this is true, but when given a chance to elaborate, some silly notions were shared. Things such as low range and noisy, bumpy flights were the cornerstones of the conversation. Most everyday customers assume that turboprops are smaller, less comfortable than light jets, but this could not be farther from the truth. Modern day turboprops are just as comfortable as light jets, most seating around 6-8 passengers, exactly like a light jet. The interiors can be customised in every possible way a light jet’s interior can, and the onboard amenities such as TVs and satellite phones are also available in turboprops.

Can you differentiate the light jet from the turboprop?
As for cabin noise levels, modern day turboprops have been outfitted with resonance technology that essentially causes noise to cancels out the propeller noise almost entirely, to the point of being equal or less noise than most light jets. Aircraft engineers build a series of tuning forks that essentially resonate at the same frequency as the engines during flight, and even without this modern day technology, turboprops, just like any other aircraft, aren’t too loud while cruising and just happen to get loud during takeoff.
As for the range concern, turboprops are in the same ballpark as light jets in terms of range, with a few exceptions of course, a traditional turboprop will fly for around 1,500 nautical miles, which is right in light jet territory. Though the turboprops maintain one game-winning lead on light jets, and that is the ability to take off and land on much smaller airstrips, and […]

By |August 1st, 2014|Categories: Piston, Private Fly, Private Jet Charter|0 Comments

One Way Guide: Empty leg or not to Empty Leg?

One Way Guide: A look at empty leg flights
Frequent private jet charter fliers often fly one way trips. The question is: when is it applicable to request an empty leg?
The way a traditional private jet charter works is very simple; chartering  private jet means you rent out the entirety of the aircraft for the entire duration of your trip. This means if a potential customer wishes to fly from new york to florida as a one way trip, said customer would pay for both legs of the trip, as the aircraft would essentially be returning empty, and the customer is responsible for all flight charges concerning his/her trip.
Now if an empty leg came into the equation, and the customer had enough time beforehand to request an empty leg, he/she would only pay for the one trip from New York to Florida, the jet in question would already be positioned in New York and would need to return to it’s home base in Florida, where upkeep and maintenance would be done on the aircraft.
Now if this is the case with private air charter, why isn’t everyone constantly flying uniquely in empty legs? Well, firstly, the amount of empty legs available are never enough to keep up with the demand. A great deal of customers fly round trips instead of one ways, and very few empty legs are left over. Customers whop are flying one ways and paying for the entirety of the trip own said aircraft for the return leg, and lacks the ability to sell this empty leg to someone of his choosing. Only airplane owners and operators are approved to rent private jets to customers.
The way that modern day empty legs work is simple, firstly, […]

By |August 1st, 2014|Categories: Private Fly, Private Jet Charter|0 Comments

Charter Flights to Cuba

Cuba is a very popular international charter destination, and chartered flights to Cuba are becoming more and more popular. For sure some of this is based on the principle of forbidden fruit, and some people are interested simply because our government makes it virtually impracticable for most American citizens to visit the Caribbean island. However, much of it is Cuba’s legitimate appeal, be it cultural, natural, musical or historical, and for a variety of reasons, there is a sizeable audience of Americans who would like to visit Cuba.
Now you can.
Although the Cuban government permits US citizens to visit, the US Government restricts its citizens from traveling there except under some circumstances in which a license is required. This type of license splits into two categories:
·        General license: No paperwork needed, and applies to the following:
1.      Person on a government related business trip.
2.    Professional journalist on an assignment.
3.    Person visiting close family of Cuban nationality.
4.    Full-time professionals conducting researcher on official business trips.
·        Specific license: Requires paperwork and Department of state approval. This license may be granted under the following:
1.      Full time graduate students conducting academic research towards graduation.
2.    Individuals Engaging in humanitarian projects.
3.    self-employed journalists.
4.    People engaging in religious activities.
5.     Persons visiting close family in Cuba who are not Cuba nationals.
6.    US academic professional that teach in US institutions.
7.     Persons involving non-profit cultural exhibition.
8.    Individuals are participating in a study abroad program that is at least for 10 weeks or longer.
With a license of such that can be issued by department of treasury, a US citizen can travel to Cuba with no issue. However, there are still complications due to lack of commercial air transportation. Not many airlines fly to Cuba based on the government’s financial […]

By |May 29th, 2014|Categories: Private Fly, Private Jet Charter|0 Comments

Confirmed Airliner Availability for World Cup

Confirmed Airliner Availability for World Cup

In anticipation of the 2014 Fifa world cup, Aircharter.com will have 2 airliners stationed full time in brazil for domestic flights.

Aircharter is happy to assist anyone wishing to charter an aircraft within Brazil, or nearby. the aircraft are authorised to fly in brazil and pick up from many possible destinations. Availability is very hard to find with the Fifa World Cup in progress, and Aircharter.com will continue to move aircraft to brazil to fly domestic flights if needed. Contact us with your request and Aircharter.com will be very happy to help you for as many flights or as many days as possible while availability lasts.

We have 2 Boeing 767s on site at the following locations:
218 Passenger 767-200 currently in East Bank Demerara, Guyana
240 passenger 767-200 currently in Natal, Brazil
The calendars above will be up to date, as will the real-time location for the aircraft

Aircharter can arrange for private VIP charter for your sports team. With many options available for 20-200 passengers, you can carry your whole team, and even some fans. Flying commercial always has it’s downsides with long security checks, no privacy, and longer wait times. Chartering your own private aircraft means having the ultimate in flying luxury, more leg room, head room, lie-flat seats, VIP catering and the most luxurious in service. Our airliner sized aircraft have on board staterooms, conference rooms, full kitchens, and showers. Aircharter offers everything from fully coach or business class configured airliners, to airliners configured with 150 sleeper suites, each with a lie flat seat and entertainment system. Last minute flights from anywhere in the world are ready for your group or your team. With high commercial air traffic in the area, private charter is the best possible option for the […]

By |June 13th, 2014|Categories: Private Fly, Private Jet Charter|0 Comments

Ghana Team flies to the Fifa World Cup 2014 with AirCharter.com

Ghana Team flies to the Fifa World Cup 2014 with AirCharter.com

New York — The Ghana National Team starts its preparations for the Tournament with a friendly game against the South Korea National Team on Monday June 9th in Miami’s Sun Life Stadium. AirCharter.com has been selected to take charge of the Ghana National Team’s Charter to the 2014 Brazil World Cup after their community meeting in Washington, DC before leaving for their base in the Latin American country. AirCharter.com is proud to be the Official Carrier of the Black Stars during the 2014 World Cup held in Brazil.

Ghana will travel in style in a fully customized Boeing 767-200, with 180 seats on board, the Ghana National team, staff, and even die-hard fans will comfortably travel with the ultimate in VIP treatment; the flight attendants on board will serve VIP catering on a very smooth flight to Salvador, Brazil. The Ghana National Team will be landing at Salvador Airport at 11:30 am (local time) on June 11th, where a welcoming party will be on-site.

Starting with their first game vs the USA national team on Monday June 16th, through their other games with Germany, and Portugal and hopefully much more!

We are happy that the Ghana Black Stars selected AirCharter.com out of various other companies for this charter. We know them and they know us, and that is very exhilarating. We wish the Ghana National Team all the best!

“The reason is that most of our business destinations are places that you can use AirCharter.com to travel to and most of the players are in countries that AirCharter.com flies to. Going to camp, going to America, and going to Brazil all with AirCharter.com is very convenient for us,” said Ellis (Agent for […]

By |June 6th, 2014|Categories: Aircharter News, Private Fly, Private Jet Charter|0 Comments

Last Minute Charters for the Fifa World Cup

Last Minute Charters for the Fifa World Cup
Last Minute Charters for the Fifa World Cup are available from aircharter.com. Very soon, the top soccer teams from all continents will play in Brazil for the 2014 FIFA World Cup! If you’re interested in attending, this would be the best time to book your charter to travel to Brazil in order to witness and be part of such historical event. Most of the commercial airliners are almost fully booked for such flights. Furthermore, air traffic in Brazil might just be super high causing lack of flight to games’ destination, resulting in obligations to take ground transportation which won’t be as comfortable and convenient as air travel.

Jessie Parker, Operations Manager at aircharter stated: “AirCharter.com has been taking orders and inquiries for charter flights to, and within, Brazil for quite a while now. The competition will have 64 matches in 12 different cities, all over the country. With distances of up to 3,000 Kilometers to travel, ground or even coach traveling wouldn’t be the most pleasant experience. Chartering a plane is often the most convenient and pleasing way to travel from one game to another. Over the past few World Cups we have arranged numerous amounts of flights for fans, sponsors and teams and expect to have more in the very near future”

With us, you can travel from your home country or city to any city in Brazil on a chartered jet and get there feeling rested, relaxed and ready to enjoy the culture, food and sport of Brazil. You can pick from any of our available collection of aircraft the best jet to fit your needs based on our group size and distance. AirCharter.com offers concierge service that can coordinate any aspect of your trip […]

By |May 16th, 2014|Categories: Private Fly, Private Jet Charter|0 Comments