Flying in a private jet for the first time: what should you expect?

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This is it. You’re about to fly in a private jet for the first time. You’ve already started planning your trip: suitcases, passports, tickets… However, one question remains: what should you expect from this first incredible experience, and how should you prepare for it? AEROAFFAIRES informs you of the expectations that come with this first flight. This article will introduce you to the various steps of your tailored journey, as well as how private jet brokers such as AEROAFFAIRES thrive to ensure a high-quality service.


Boarding a private jet for the first time


Every flight, whether it be local or international, begins with the boarding process. This task is generally quite stressful for passengers and can often be long and unpleasant. Customers must go through the long distances separating them from the airport while ensuring that they have enough time to board upon arrival. Private aviation offers the solution to both these inconveniences.


Flexible destinations


While commercial aviation only has access to 40 airports in the United Kingdom, private aviation can reach 140 of them, almost 4 times as many. On a European level, there are 10 times more private jet-accessible airports compared to commercial aviation. This naturally offers a higher level of flexibility by limiting the distances separating customers from their destination. Moreover, the size of those private airports allows them to be located much closer to city centers, representing significant time-saving upon arrival.


Optimal waiting time


The steps awaiting commercial air travelers before boarding, such as baggage check-ins, X-rays, or customs (when necessary) are generally quite time-consuming. The average flight duration from London to Edinburgh which takes into account these steps is around 4 hours, for a flight time of only an hour. In a private jet, these delays are significantly reduced: the average time spent in a terminal is only 10 minutes. For this same flight, you save more than half the time usually spent traveling. Additionally, you are free to set your schedule, which removes any impractical time constraints often associated with flying.


During your first time in a private jet


You’ve just taken off in the private jet that will transport you to your destination. How is the flight going to unwrap? Private jet charter companies such as AEROAFFAIRES offer you an unmatched level of comfort and a welcoming and attentive staff while ensuring your safety during your flight.


Unsurpassed comfort


The private jets made available to you, ranging from light jets such as the Phenom 300 to turboprop aircraft such as the Pilatus PC 12, offer a level of comfort still unmatched by commercial aviation. The spacious cabins offer you the opportunity to continue working in a peaceful environment, or if you prefer, to enjoy the flight in total serenity.


Our staff is here for you


Dedicated crew members will also ensure the proper unfolding of your flight. Once aboard, enjoy the presence of a highly qualified personnel able to meet your every need. Depending on the size of your aircraft, you may take advantage of many other benefits. Hungry? A flight attendant will be tasked with serving food and beverages during the flight. An important business lunch is planned? A catering crew can be directly assigned to your flight. This tailored service is offered to ensure a memorable first private jet experience.


Guaranteed safety


Just like commercial aviation, private jets must be infallible safety-wise. An Air Operator’s Certificate (AOC) is required for each operator, and regular crew and aircraft inspections are led by certified inspectors. Private jet flights are bound by the same safety rules as commercial flights and are regulated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), or the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA).


Moreover, private air brokers such as AEROAFFAIRES even offer protection services to their clients. This option allows you to benefit from official personnel in charge of your safety and comfort. A driver and bodyguards can accompany you on your travels and ensure your well-being.


Upon Arrival


Don’t worry, the experience does not end when you land. Private flight brokers offer you a high-quality transfer toward your final destination. These transfers can be made via taxis, private drivers, limousines, or even private helicopters. This step is made to facilitate the follow-through and ensure a proper conclusion to your first flight.


All these steps are put in place to make your first flight as enjoyable and complete as possible. The popularization of business aviation represents a golden opportunity for private customers, but also for companies.


Book your first time in a private jet with AEROAFFAIRES


At AEROAFFAIRES, we thrive to offer top-quality service to make this first experience as memorable as possible. We are available 24/7 to provide a flexible offer as well as personalized assistance, from your quote request to your arrival at the final destination. Drawing on our 30 years of experience, our mission is to reach a 100% customer satisfaction level, in line with our values and requirements.


Contact us now by email at or call us at +33 1 44 09 91 82. We will respond as quickly as possible.