No matter if you’re heading to a romantic vacation destination or simply taking a business trip to an unknown town, it’s very important that you are always safe while traveling. You can never be too careful, especially if you are traveling to a new country or traveling by yourself.
Along with being careful on your trip, you also need to make sure you’re being careful during the actual travel. Most people are familiar with commercial airline safety, but if you’re traveling by jet, it’s also important to know some private jet charter safety tips as well.
Choose a reputable company.
Chartered jet companies are not as well-known as commercial airlines, which can make booking one a challenge. When searching for a jet company, make sure you choose a reputable jet charter company that has not only been established for a while, but also has traveled to your specific destination. Reputable companies usually adhere to jet safety criteria standards, which mean that you will feel safe during the flight because you’ll know that the pilot and the company are following all of the rules.
Do some research on the company before booking your flight. Read some online reviews to see how their customers felt about their flight and their experience. You should also see if any friends or family members have traveled with the company and gain their insight. The more reputable the company, the more at peace you can be with your flight.
Check safety records.
The safety records of the company are available to you, so be sure to check these before you book your flight. You can contact the FAA and ask if the company and/or your specific pilot have ever had any accidents or incidents reported. Obviously, a company with no incidents will make you feel much better than a company or pilot that has a long list. If you are told the latter, consider changing your flight to another company.
Research your pilot.
Before your trip, try to find out the name of your specific pilot. Then, do as much research on the pilot as you can. Verify that the pilot has the required number of hours in order to handle the aircraft as well as how often the pilot undergoes training. Knowing all of this information can help you determine if you are comfortable with the pilot or not. Use this information to determine if you want to continue booking your flight with that pilot or if you want to choose another.
Follow the rules.
Every aircraft, including jets, have their own set of rules for you to follow to ensure safety. Make sure that you know about the rules ahead of time, and make sure that you follow these rules at all times. The rules are not set in place to give you a bad experience; they‘re set in place to ensure your safety. So if your pilot tells you to remain seated or to keep your seatbelt buckled, be sure to do just that.