Hiring a Private Jet: Everything You Need to Know

In this guide, Multiflight explores everything you need to know about hiring a private jet, from the benefits and costs to the booking process and considerations for a seamless experience.

Hiring a Private Jet: Everything You Need to Know

Flying in a private jet has long been associated with luxury and exclusivity. While it was once reserved for the rich and famous, private jet travel has become more accessible in recent years. Whether you’re planning a business trip, a family vacation, or a special occasion, hiring a private jet can offer convenience, comfort, and flexibility.

In this guide, Multiflight explores everything you need to know about hiring a private jet, from the benefits and costs to the booking process and considerations for a seamless experience.

The benefits of hiring a private jet

Private jet travel offers several advantages over commercial flight. These include:

  1. Privacy and exclusivity: With a private jet, you or your small group have the entire aircraft to yourself ensuring complete privacy and freedom to conduct business or relax without any disturbances.
  2. Flexibility and convenience: Private jets operate on your schedule, allowing you to depart and arrive at your preferred times and airports. You can avoid long security lines and delays commonly associated with commercial travel.
  3. Comfort and luxury: Private jets provide exceptional comfort and luxury, featuring spacious cabins, plush seating, personalised amenities, and gourmet catering options tailored to your preferences.
  4. Productivity:  The privacy and quiet environment of a private jet enable you to make the most of your travel time. You can work, hold meetings, or simply unwind during the flight.

Types of Private Jet for Hire

Types of Private Jet for Hire

Private jets come in various sizes and configurations to accommodate different travel needs. The options for private charter will likewise differ depending on the airport you choose to fly from. The main options include:

  1. Large Cabin Aircraft: Designed for transatlantic or international travel, large cabin jets boast spacious interiors, luxurious amenities, and seating capacity for up to 16 passengers.
  2. Super Mid Jets: Offering larger cabins, increased range, and additional amenities, super midsize jets are suitable for longer flights and larger groups of typically up to 8 passengers.
  3. Mid Cabin Jets: Midsize jets provide a balance between cabin space and range, accommodating up to 6 passengers comfortably and don’t include flight attendants.
  4. Small Cabin Airplanes: Ideal for short flights and small groups, small cabin jets can accommodate up to seven passengers and offer cost-effective private travel solutions. These jets do not include flight attendants.
  5. Airliners: Airliners are the largest type of private charter available. The multiple styles can be fitted out from just 20 to up to 200 passengers, with staterooms, overhead storage and flight attendants assigned on luxury jets.

Cost Considerations

The cost of hiring a private jet varies based on several factors, including:

  1. Aircraft Type: Larger and more luxurious aircraft generally come at a higher cost than smaller jets.
  2. Flight Duration: The duration of your flight affects the overall cost, including fuel expenses and crew fees.
  3. Distance: Longer distances may require refuelling stops, which can add to the overall cost.
  4. Additional Services: Additional services such as catering, ground transportation, and special requests may incur extra charges.

Private Jet Luggage Allowance

Private Jet Luggage Allowance

This depends on the size of the aircraft. Generally, one suitcase per person is acceptable and additional luggage should be discussed when booking in order that a suitable aircraft can be sourced.

Additional luggage may include:

  • Skis and skiing equipment
  • Golf clubs
  • Black Tie Suit
  • Pushchairs

Other commercial air travel luggage restrictions that apply to private flights include:

  • No more than 100ml liquid may be packed in your hold cabin
  • Prescription medication must not be prohibited in the country you’re visiting
  • Electrical equipment should be scanned prior to boarding

What Amenities are Available on a Private Jet Flight?

What Amenities are Available on a Private Jet Flight

Food and Drink

Most aircraft with the capacity to carry more than 10 passengers will have space for a galley and catering services are provided. Those that carry less than 10 passengers will generally provide cold catering as an alternative. Typically, this will be pastries and fruits for morning flights as well as sandwiches and cakes for daytime travel. Within reason, you may be able to request food such as cheese and meat platters.

On larger aircraft, full 3 course meals can be arranged.

All private aircraft are well stocked with a large range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages and hot drinks will also be available.

If you have any specific requests for drinks or have dietary requirements that should be catered for, you will need to discuss this when booking.

Flight Attendants

For smaller aircraft that carry less than 8 passengers, you will not have access to a flight attendant, however these flights tend to only last 3 hours therefore your need for assistance will be minimal.

In larger aircraft, flight attendants will be available to aid with catering and other such needs.

Toilet Access

Most private and commercial aircraft are equipped with toilet facilities as standard.

Travel with Pets

Most private flights will accommodate travel with pets but you will need to discuss their travel beforehand to ensure a suitable aircraft is available. You will also need to ensure that operator approvals and local approvals are amenable, and that your pet has an up to date pet passport and vaccination record.

Disabled Access

It is notably more straightforward to arrange disabled access on private air charter than on commercial flights. This is because there is more space for wheelchair access and the crew will allow you more time to board.

It is important that you discuss your requirements before flying privately with a disability to ensure that we can make the process as seamless as possible, and accommodate any equipment and assistance you require during the flight, boarding and departure.

How to Book a Private Jet

How to Book a Private Jet

Chartering a private jet is far easier than most people assume.

Usually, all you need to do is fill in a request form. You will then be contacted to retrieve further requirements for the flight including disabled access, catering requirements and other vital information. You may be asked to sign a form before payment is made, and then all you need to do is arrive at the airport on the day of your flight with the appropriate travel documents and your luggage.

At Multiflight, we take pride in offering seamless Fixed Wing Charter Hire. When you fly with us, you will be able to experience the luxury and comfort that a private air charter has to offer with flexible flight schedules to suit your availability. Our chauffeur will pick you up from your home and deliver you to our dedicated on-site team who ensure you have everything you need for the journey.

No hassle, no fuss, just excellent air travel.

Charter an aeroplane with Multiflight today.