22 Sep First time Flying Private? Here’s what to expect!
Whether you’re being taken by a friend or have finally made the leap from commercial travel to private aviation – Welcome, the grass is rightfully greener over here. But, if you’ve never flown private before there are a few bad habits that we’ll have to break first to allow to enjoy to your luxury travel as much as possible!
When to arrive
Firstly, and most importantly, don’t arrive early! This seems to be difficult for some of our customers to understand due to years of being social conditioned to turn up at the airport two hours before, but with private travel it’s much more relaxed. 15-30 minutes is more than enough for a brief security check and a glass of champagne before the plane is in the air. This is in fact one of the most popular reasons that people come back to private aviation again and again. Once you’ve experienced door to door travel without waiting, it’s hard to go back!
Tailored to your needs
But what happens if you’re running late? Well the beautiful thing about private travel is that the timetable revolves around you! Just give us a 30 second call and we can completely change our plans to better suit your timing and even destination! A day round trip to, for example, Milan would be difficult without private aviation due to the number of hours spent waiting in airports and negotiating security, on top of that you must abide by a pre-determined airline schedule. Flying with Luxwing allows you to spend a relaxed day in a new city and then have the plane waiting for when you’re ready to go home.
Your Favourite Meal at 41,000ft
Once in the air, you’re welcome to make yourself at home and do what you want. We’ve put everything there for you so if you see some snacks or drinks that you fancy tucking into, don’t worry about asking – go right ahead! You’re also welcome to venture into the cockpit where you can chat with your pilots and find out what’s going on. Something which once again is impossible on commercial travel.
Anything is possible on a private flight, but some things need to be pre-arranged. If you have any dietary requirements or just fancy sushi for lunch, then let us know! There is little that we can’t do for you and if you give us adequate notice we can make sure that bespoke meals and entertainment are catered for once you step foot onto your plane.
Private Transfer to your final destination
Lastly, when you fly with Luxwing the service doesn’t end when you reach your destination. We are able to offer tons of information about your destination to make sure that you have the most pleasurable trip possible. We also offer chauffeur driven transfers to your destination, so that you don’t have to worry about anything when flying with us apart from enjoying your trip.
Book now your first private charter!
If you’re interested in experiencing for yourself the differences between private and commercial aviation, make sure you give Luxwing a call. Our private flight packages leave commercial travel in the dust, and may not be as expensive as you think if you check out our empty legs page. Give us a call or contact us through our website to find out what you’ve been missing out on.