So you and your friends have decided to go on a trip of a lifetime to your favourite city or island. Why not charter a plane to make it extra special? Hiring a charter flight can make any trip unforgettable. Here are 5 things you should know before you hire a charter flight.
You are chartering the whole plane, not just booking a seat.
When you book a flight on a commercial airline you get the option of choosing your seat. When you charter planes you get to choose the entire plane! That’s quite a responsibility and there are numerous considerations to take into account. Selecting the most appropriate aircraft type and operator requires a good amount of research and understanding of exactly what you require.
Not all aircraft can go where you want to go.
Aircraft come in all sizes from small single-engine planes to high capacity airliners. There are hundreds of different types of aircraft flying throughout the world today. Each aircraft has limitations on where it can fly and what it can carry. Runway length and tarmac strength, fuel availability and ground services are just a few factors that may influence the correct choice of aircraft for the charter.
Not all charter flights are alike.
Two aircraft may look exactly the same on a website, but often there can be significant differences in aesthetic and performance factors. Age is not always an indicator of quality and reliability when it comes to aircraft.
There can be lots of hidden costs.
You need to ensure the quote you receive includes all the costs for the flight, not just the cost of chartering the plane. Often there are passenger taxes, landing fees and other costs associated with the destination. You need to ask if these are included. Don’t forget, if you would like catering on the flight, you need to make sure this is included in your quote.
You get what you pay for.
Like most things in life, you get what you pay for. Don’t be mistaken for thinking that the cheapest quote for your charter is necessarily going to be is going to meet your expectations. Choosing the cheapest option can sometimes end up being an expensive mistake when delays and hidden costs are factored in.
The Charter Specialists at Adagold Aviation can take the work out of chartering an aircraft for you. Our team will take a detailed brief from you and scour the market to find a solution that meets your budget, schedule and comfort needs. Just contact us if you’re ready for the trip of a lifetime!