Executive air charter will become a better alternative for those who prefer travelling first or business class, while the commercial airlines are cutting routes, reducing the quality of service and increasing prices. Even economy passengers can find it better to travel with small private jets instead of becoming frustrated by the growing number of irritations with commercial flights.
High fuel prices and the global finance crunch have made the existence of the commercial airlines hard. They have been forced to cut flights and to reduce the number of routes. Not only American, but also European or Asian, carriers — like American Airlines, British Airways or Air France-KLM – have announced either that they are stopping flights to some destinations or the number of flights will be lower. Now their passengers have fewer opportunities to choose the appropriate route and time for the trip. At the same time the number of routes of the private charters is becoming more diverse. Private jet companies can organize trips not only inside one country but also to connect different continents. New types of planes like the Dassault Falcon 7X or Embraer Lineage 1000 have the capability to fly for long distances and make intercontinental trips.
Poor financial performance is compelling commercial airlines to find new ways to improve their profits. As is known from previous years, the best way to increase profits is to decrease the service. For example, when the US airlines became weaker after 9/11, some companies decided to charge for refreshments during flights, and the free luggage allowance for passengers is becoming smaller and smaller.
Traveling with private jet charter allows the traveler to get better service not only during the flight but also before and after it. The ability of private jets to land in small airports helps the passengers to escape big overcrowded airports. New security measures have forced passengers of commercial airlines to run a gauntlet of checks and delays before every trip. Long lines have already become a modern feature of the most famous airports. Although there are developments which might speed up security checks, they are not yet proven. Most of the passengers on private flights could escape the wearisome procedures of the big airports and they don’t have the same restrictions on liquids and hand baggage.
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