What to Know Before Flying on a Private Jet

The first airplane was invented in 1903. It wasn’t until the end of the 1950s, however, that commercial air travel became common.

Fast forward to today and there are thousands of airplanes in the sky at any given moment. Not just passenger planes, but cargo planes as well.

On top of that, there are private jets, which fly higher and faster than most airliners.

How are they different? What can you expect flying on a private jet? Want to know? If so, you’re in luck—we’ll be going over a few important points below. Keep reading to learn more!

1. Know When to Arrive At the Airport

With private jets, there are no lineups. In other words, you won’t have to arrive hours before your flight.

You just have to arrive at the terminal 30 minutes prior to your departure time. That way, there won’t be any delays and your flight will be able to depart on time.

For information on where they land, check out this post.

2. Limit Your Luggage

There are no specific baggage restrictions for private jets. With that said, space for luggage is usually limited due to the size of the aircraft.

For this reason, it’s recommended that you bring a small roller bag. Avoid bringing large items such as skis and golf bags.

3. Consider Tipping the Pilot

Depending on who owns the jet, there’s a high chance that you’ll be introduced to the pilot prior to the flight. In fact, it’s not uncommon for passengers to chat with the pilot once the plane has reached a safe cruising altitude.

Given that, many people choose to give them a tip as a token of their appreciation. While it’s not expected, they’ll definitely appreciate the gesture.

4. There Are No Assigned Seats

There are no assigned seats on private jets. In other words, you can pretty much sit anywhere. With that said, it’s proper etiquette to let your host choose a seat first (assuming that you’re flying as a guest).

If you’re ever unsure of where to sit, you can always ask them.

5. Dress For the Occasion

There’s no dress code, per se, when you’re on a private jet. You just make sure that your attire reflects the nature of your flight.

For example, you can wear a hoodie and jeans if you’re flying with friends or family. Business attire might be more appropriate, however, if you’re on a business trip with a client.

Flying On a Private Jet 

Flying on a private jet is different from flying on a commercial airliner in several ways. Given that, you want to make sure to do your research. That way, you’ll know what to expect when you’re on it!

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