What are the benefits of private air charter travel?

Private air charter travel provides numerous benefits. Significant time savings, convenience, efficiency, privacy, cost-effectiveness, flexibility, and access to thousands of airports, eliminating long airport lines

How does private air travel work?

Private air travel typically involves chartering a private plane to travel to a specific destination. This is usually done through a charter like Emerald Coast Air Charters, who will arrange for a plane, crew and all necessary details for the flight. Private air travel can be more expensive than commercial air travel, but is often faster, more convenient, and provide a higher level of service.

How much faster is a private plane than a commercial airliner?

Flying on private planes is typically much faster than commercial airliners. Most commercial airlines fly faster than private charter planes. However, when you consider how long you wait at the airport before taking off and after landing, it’s almost always much faster to fly on a private plane than to take a commercial flight.

What documents do I need to fly on a private plane?

All travelers over the age of 16 will need a valid photo ID, such as driver’s license, passport, military ID, etc. This is used by the aircraft’s operator to create a passenger manifest.

How do I charter a private plane trip?

What used to be reserved only for celebrities and executives, is now more affordable and convenient than ever. Renting a private plane is easy!

  1. Choose your destination
  2. Determine the number flying in your group
  3. Call Emerald Coast Air Charters to book your private charter
  4. Arrive on time. While you board, our agents will load your luggage and prepare for takeoff
  5. Enjoy our friendly service and efficient air travel as we whisk you away to your destination

You choose when and where to fly, and what to bring on your flight. You’ll depart from a confortable, private terminal and park your car much closer to the airplane. You choose who to fly with… your friends, family, coworkers, and yes, with your pets (subject to space and weight limits). No more standing in busy airport lines with thousands of strangers.

Can private planes land at major airports?

Yes, private planes can land at major airports, approval from the relevant authorities.

Private jets can access all commercial airports, but commercial airlines can’t get into smaller airfields that most private planes can access.

Do TSA rules apply to charter flights?

Yes, all passengers on charter flights must adhere to TSA rules and regulations. TSA regulations state that light private jets, which normally seat anywhere from four to eight people, are exempt from going through the same inspection as commercial flight passengers

What should you wear on a private plane flight?

It is generally recommended to dress comfortably, but you should still dress neatly.

If you’re going on a business trip, opt for business attire or business casual.

If you’re traveling with friends or family, comfortable, casual clothing is appropriate for a private plane flight. You might choose something just a bit more practical than flip flops and shorts.

If you are traveling as a guest, it is best to dress up a little more as an act of respect for your host.

Layers work best, enabling you to adapt to the different temperatures of your departure point, jet cabin, and destination. Breathable materials like cotton, silk, or linen will allow air to circulate around your body and prevent you from feeling sticky, sweaty, and overheated. Avoid tight-fitting garments.

Are charter flights safer?

Charter flights can be safer than regular airline flights due to the extra measures put in place by charter companies to ensure the safety of their passengers. Private plane flights tend to be safer than regular commercial flights since they are usually flown with newer aircraft and more experienced pilots. Air charter represents one of the safest forms of non-airline flying. That’s because charter operators employ professional and experienced crews, and because the Federal Aviation Administration has always overseen passenger-paying flights more strictly than private operations.

What should you know before you go on a private flight?
  • Remember your ID
  • Be on time or a little early
  • Be respectful and use your manners
  • Choose your outfit for comfort and convenience
  • Try not to overpack
  • Make specific requests ahead of time
What can you bring on a private plane?

You can bring luggage and any personal items that fit within the weight and size limits of the aircraft.

One of the many perks of flying private is that you can bring as much or as little food or drinks as you want. You don’t need to worry about liquids being appropriately stowed like you do on commercial flights.

You can fly with a large amount of cash. However, if you are traveling on an international flight and have more than $10,000 in your possession, then you must disclose the amount of U.S. Currency in your possession on a FinCEN 105 form.

If the pilot(s) suspect a passenger is in possession of illegal drugs, they have the right to refuse entry to the aircraft. A pilot or other crew member can potentially lose their license for allowing these illegal substances aboard their aircrafts.

Where can we go in our private charter plane?

Private jet travel is very convenient for many reasons. One of them is having access to five times more airports than commercial planes. They don’t need as long runways and can land in smaller airports that are unavailable to commercial airlines. So, to answer this question: YES, PRIVATE JETS CAN FLY ANYWHERE.

What are the advantages of flying with a private air charter?

The main benefits of flying with a private air charter include the following:

Privacy. Private air charters provide passengers with a level of privacy that is not available on commercial flights. Private charters enable passengers to travel with the assurance that their conversations will not be overheard and their personal belongings will remain secure. Flying with a private air charter eliminates the need to share the plane with a large number of other passengers.  This provides a much more exclusive and personal experience for all on board, allowing more freedom and privacy for important  conversations, business dealings, or simply for a relaxing travel experience away from the hustle and bustle of a commercial flight.

Flexibility. Private air charter flights offer the flexibility to customize your travel plans to meet your individual needs. You can choose your own departure and arrival times, as well as the route you take. Additionally, you can often bring pets, sporting equipment, and other luggage items that are not allowed on commercial flights. Private air charters are often available on short notice, allowing passengers to book a flight within hours of their desired departure time.

Speed. Since private air charters bypass the need to wait in long lines, they can often get passengers to their destination faster than commercial flights. Additionally, private charters can often fly into airports not served by commercial flights, which can save passengers long drives to and from airports.

Cost Savings. Although private air charter trips can be more expensive than commercial flights, they offer the convenience of eliminating the need to purchase multiple tickets on separate airlines. Additionally, they can be more cost effective when split between multiple travelers, making it a great option for groups and businesses.

Convenience. Private air charter flights provide convenience in a number of ways. You can choose to depart from and arrive at any airport that offers charter services, eliminating the need to go to the major commercial hubs. You also avoid the long lines and crowds at the airport, and enjoy quicker boarding and faster check-in times on the day of your flight. Private air charters eliminate the need to drive to a distant airport, wait in lines to check in, and navigate through security. Instead, passengers board directly at their local airport and arrive quickly at the nearest airport to their final destination. Additionally, private air charters often have more lenient regulations regarding acceptable baggage and pet policies, allowing passengers to bring what they need without worrying about additional fees or restrictions.

Comfort. Private air charter flights offer significantly more room for passengers and their luggage, making them a much more comfortable option than a commercial flight.

Are private planes safer?

Yes, private planes are generally considered to be safer, due to the higher standards of maintenance, fewer passengers, rigorous maintenance, experienced pilots, pilot training required for private planes, and their adaptability in the sky.

Do private jet travelers have to go through security?

Yes, private jet travelers have to go through security. Unlike flying commercial, charter passengers go through private jet terminals (FBOs) allowing you to board very quickly, which could save hours of travel time.

Can we use a cell phone during flight?

All passengers on charter flights must adhere to TSA rules and regulations. According to the FAA, using a cellular network on either a commercial or private plane is illegal. There are technical reasons why it is regulated.

Civil Aviation Regulations state mobile phones must be switched off for aircraft take off and only used whilst airborne if operated in ‘flight safe mode’. However most private jet pilots will turn a blind eye to customers on the phone.


Is it loud inside a private plane?

It depends. Some private planes are designed to be quiet and comfortable, while others may be louder, depending on the size and type of engine. Our passengers are provided with protective headphones/headsets, making it easier to communicate and reducing the noise during flight.

How does it feel to fly in a private plane?

Answer: Flying in a private plane can feel luxurious, special, and exhilirating, with the added privacy and convenience it offers. Seating on private planes can offer more legroom and reclining space than the seats in first class on a commercial flight, mostly because the average private plane seats less than 10 people.