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HOW TO: BEST EXEC JET CHARTER FOR YOUR BOSS

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New technology has broadened the availability of exec jet charters. It’s now quicker and easier to book for your boss. It’s also better value, as this article explains.

Meeting Modern Business Demands

Commercial aviation struggles to keep pace with modern business. Every year there are more flights to choose from, but hub and spoke routing remains a drain on time. There’s more time lost at a busy airport terminal, especially when passengers must arrive an hour before a flight. Cramped airline seats aren’t conducive to typing an email, nor conducting business.

Minimizing Travel Time

Exec jet charters provide a tailored solution. Their luxury is the time that is saved. Direct flight routes minimize total travel time, with options to take off and land at over 2500 airports in the US alone. Using private airport FBO terminals means turning up just ten minutes before a flight, plus the flexibility to delay departure if necessary.

Maximizing time maximizes human resources. By saving time more business can be done. Or, more time can be spent at home with the family. Nobody wants to be forced into a Friday night layover when the kids are waiting at home. Everybody despises losing valuable hours when deadlines are piling up.

Business Travel – Not Travel for Business

Minimizing total travel time increases the daily productivity. Reliable on-board Wi-Fi and boardroom style seating help business get done on an exec jet charter. Charter an aircraft and there’s the flexibility to make changes, right up to the moment of departure. It’s no longer traveling for business, but getting business done while traveling.

The aviation needs of most businesses are unplanned. Exec jet charters provide a flexibility that responds. When a meeting overruns the flight can be delayed, at your request. Charters can respond to mission-critical situations and changes can always be made, including the departure or destination airport.

But you probably know all this. You already know about the changing demands placed on an executive assistant. You appreciate the need for precise, timely solutions. So to the important question: how to book the best exec jet charters for your boss.

Think Beyond Private Jet Cards

Flexibility and responsiveness is at the core of any business and should be a focal point when booking an exec air charter. Different aircraft have different prices. What’s best for today isn’t best for tomorrow. Private jet cards present a single solution: a specific number of hours on a specific type of aircraft. While convenient, this is not a flexible or responsive solution.

Business efficiency is maximized when flights are booked on an individual basis, as dictated by the individual needs of each flight. Flying a team of directors from Boston to New York is different from one executive visiting five remote project sites in a single day, or a small team attending meetings in multiple cities over two days. When every flight is different it no longer makes sense to use the traditional private jet card approach.

Exec Jet Charter: Understand What You Need

Every flight has a different price, whether it's a commercial flight or a private jet charter. Buying into a long-term contract with a specific operator or aircraft reduces flexibility. It doesn’t make sense to book a 12-seater plane for a single executive. Or to use a Boston-based operator when the flight is in California. Larger planes cost more and unused seats are an unnecessary expense. When an aircraft must first fly to the departure aircraft it adds to the flight hours, i.e. additional cost. See this article to understand the cost of a private jet flight.

The traditional approach of buying a set number of hours on a specific jet (though a jet card or fractional jet ownership) doesn’t meet modern business demands. Booking flights on an individual basis makes financial and business sense. But as an executive assistant, doesn’t that make your job harder? Or more complicated? There’s no difference in the information you need to book a commercial flight or a private air charter. You need to know:

  • Departure airport
  • Destination airport
  • The number of passengers
  • Date and time of travel

Getting the Best Deal For Your Boss

Using this information you can search and compare exec jet charters. Airvel’s booking system is similar to that of a commercial flight booking system. Just enter departure, destination, number of passengers and time of travel. Rather than being restricted to a single aircraft or air operator, Airvel searches:

  • Unrestricted choice of FAA Part 135 approved aircraft
  • Unrestricted choice of operators and airlines
  • Unrestricted choice of destinations

Compare the results and you can book an aircraft best suited to the flight. Starting with unrestricted choice ensures maximum flexibility, so you can book an aircraft that meets the needs of your boss, but doesn’t exceed what is required (and therefore adds unnecessary expense). Ideally, you want an aircraft that won't have empty seats, and is already based at your point of departure. That’s more possible when you can search from over 4000 available aircraft.

Airvel’s system allows flights to be compared side by side, so it’s easy to present different options to your boss. Try it out by plugging in the next three months of business travel, then comparing the results versus a private jet card. Booking exec jet charters on an individual basis can help you save the business hundreds of thousands of dollars each year.

Customizing Business Travel

Airvel also allows you to filter based on aircraft amenities. Wi-Fi is available on most private jets but not all. A boardroom-style set up is ideal for some situations, but coach-style seating is typically cheaper. Different options are always available, on-demand. Your boss can be in the air within just one hour of making a booking. This is the sophisticated solution to exec jet charters, ultimately leading to efficiency and cost savings.

Tip: You No Longer Need to Search for Flights

Here is the really good part. You don’t need to do any of the searching. Checking a multitude of flight options doesn’t need to be your job anymore. It can be ours.

Airvel is the world’s leading booking engine for exec jet charters. Business travelers can fly anywhere, anytime. This pay as you go model means businesses only pay for the flights they need.

At Airvel we offer 24-7 concierge as standard. So we will do all the searching for you. Tell us where and when then we’ll prepare the options. Booking can be completed through a secure online page and flight changes can be made at all times before departure.

It’s our job to search for the best exec jet charters. You don’t have to, although you’ll still get all the credit for cost and efficiency savings.

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About Author

Joseph Wright
Joseph Wright

Joe doesn't know too much about the private aviation industry. He's a blogger and writer, more comfortable throwing a football than inspecting a jet engine. He us part of a new generation of flyers who are choosing to fly private instead of using commercial airlines. And he sometimes blogs about that for Airvel.

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