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As the pace of your life accelerates, it’s clear that your time is becoming too valuable to spend waiting in airports for delayed flights to activities or meetings that had to be postponed until you arrived! You begin thinking about private jet charter -- a faster, easier, more customized way to travel to your destination.
Luckily, flying in a private jet is one of the safest and most luxurious ways to travel.
Unlike commercial airlines, private jets fly in and out of smaller suburban airports that are closer to departure and destination points.
Also, typically smaller airports do not have the long lines or delays passengers have come to expect at any of today’s large urban airports.
Identify the Right Charter Broker or Operator.
Yes, one could check the local Yellow Pages or a favorite search engine to locate charter companies. However, there won’t be any information about the quality of individual companies there, other than what is written in advertisements created by the companies themselves. Use the web to look for online directories of FAA authorized charter operators, charter brokers and their locations, and the various aircraft they offer.
"There are a number of charter brokers who appear to have many aircraft but in reality are serving in a capacity similar to a travel agent."
This statement is incorrect. Brokers work for the client and the client ONLY. They outsource your trip to many operators and make them compete for your business. Verses operators work with other operators. Brokers don't work with other brokers - they work for you!
Look for Good Customer Service:
Ideally, there should be a single person responsible for your trip.
Also, live help should be available around the clock for if you must change your plans, make a special request, or ask a question. You will get a great sense of their level of service by how you are treated on the phone. Does the agent take time with you, ask questions to ensure they understand what is important to you, are they polite, and most importantly, are they responsive.