Making the decision to hire a private jet rental is a major financial decision. It is important to ask the appropriate questions to ensure you are picking a professional charter company.
What are the baggage restrictions on the aircraft?
Many people operate under the assumption that because the charter is private that there are no baggage rules. The number of bags you can bring aboard your charter will be determined by the length of your flight, fuel requirements and physical space. Always ask the charter company to determine whether or not the plane will be able to accommodate your luggage needs.
What is your pet policy?
If your intent is to bring your pet on the plane with you, you will need to ask the charter company about the pet policy. Many companies charge a pet cleaning fee that can run as high as $1,000, so you will want that information in advance. Also, if you are flying internationally, you will want to find out what paperwork you will need to bring with you.
How experienced are the pilots flying the charter?
You will want to confirm the number of flight hours each pilot has under their belts. More importantly, you want to make sure the pilots have a considerable amount of flight hours on the particular plane you are flying. In addition, you should inquire about the company training program for the pilots.
How old is the plane?
An old plane does not mean that it will be unsafe; however, it does mean that you will want to check the maintenance records of the aircraft. Find out when the last FAA inspection took place and ask for the results of the examination.
When choosing a private air charter, safety should always be your first priority. If you're looking for reliable and professional private air travel, contact the team at Royal Air Charter today.