Charter Flights Overview
There are many different ways to fly private, but the most flexible and commitment-free method is a private charter flight. Booking charter flights is typically a one-off process, done through a direct aircraft operator (company that owns and operates a fixed fleet) or private jet broker.
Charter flights are a major upgrade over commercial airlines. There is simply no comparison. Flyers save hours of time and mountains of stress.
Here is a typical itinerary for a charter flight:
- 10:00am – Leave for airport, after rush hour.
- 10:30am – Pull up to front door of private terminal.
- 10:35am – Shake hands with crew, relax, grab a coffee.
- 10:45am – Board the aircraft, pick your favorite seat.
- 11:00am – Take off, sit back, look forward to a fantastic flight.
How to Book Charter Flights
If your charter needs are infrequent and often out of the same location, you can likely book through a local aircraft operator and have a great experience.
If your needs are unpredictable, out of various locations, or if you need different types of planes from time to time, you should consider contacting a charter broker. Read more about what a private jet broker does here.
Charter Flights FAQ
Do charter flights use the same terminals as commercial airlines?
No. Charter flights depart from entirely separate areas. You will not mingle with commercial flyers whatsoever in the booking of a charter flight, and there are no lines, parking hassles, or pickup/drop-off issues to even consider.
Are charter flights subject to TSA checks?
Yes, but not in the way that commercial airlines are. Passenger names are required in advance of departure, and must be run through a TSA check. All names on the manifest are cleared before passengers arrive at the airport.
What are the Customs requirements for charter flights?
Charter flights are subject to the same Customs enforcement and regulations as commercial airlines, but the process is streamlined. Private flights are often cleared on the aircraft, right after the plane taxis to the terminal.
If it is necessary to clear Customs on land, the structure is separate from the commercial area and there is a dedicated Customs rep standing by.
How is safety addressed on charter flights?
We take private jet safety very seriously at evoJets – make sure your company does too!