There are some people who think that flying privately is only for celebrities who do not want to be bothered by potential fans on the flight. Private charters have become much more affordable than in the past for people wanting to skip the crazy layovers in hectic airports. For large family gatherings this can even save a bit of money depending on location. The following are things that you need to know when flying privately.
If you are flying privately to another country you are still going to have to deal with customs. Generally the airports for small private planes do not have a huge capacity so this is not as big of a nightmare as regular airports. You will still have to fill out the same forms and all of your luggage is subject to being searched. For the most part though you will not have any issues at customs until you are returning home. Private planes are sometimes used for smuggling things into the US so customs takes checking the baggage of these flyers quite extensively.
Depending on the number of passengers in your private plane you are going to have to sit on particular sides. This will help even out the weight distribution which generally is not an issue with huge airliners. Even the baggage needs to be evened out for the pilot to be able to fly appropriately. These small planes can sometimes be quite bumpy so if you are scared to fly a private charter might not be for you.
You will not have to worry about having enough room to spread out and do work if you need to. Without having to sit next to a stranger you can take out your laptop from Office Depot and get some work done. This is great for across the country flights which on commercial airliners can be a 6 hour uncomfortable waiting game.
Flying on a private charter is not for everyone but it is something you should experience if you get the chance. Don’t rule out private chartering a plane as it could change the way that you travel forever!