Of course you’d prefer to fly on a private jet, rather a commercial airliner, but why?
There are plenty of perks that come along with flying private, and those with the means to do so have different reasons why they choose to spend their money on charter flights. Below are just some of the many reasons why the wealthy choose to rent private jets, rather than book tickets for commercial flights.
Many of the “wealthy” that we speak of are also celebrities – movie stars, sports icons, rock stars, political figures and TV personalities. For the high-profile type, flying privately gives them the security that they won’t be barraged by adoring fans or annoying paparazzi as they make their way in and out of the airport. First class just isn’t enough for many recognizable individuals who are left with the options of having to endure hours of chatty seat neighbors, or spending a little extra to fly in privacy.
Privacy is also an important perk for many business people who are looking to conduct meetings at 30,000 ft. When trade secrets and potential new business relationships are being formed, the last thing they want is to have to stand up to allow someone else to escape to use the restroom. Renting a private jet can be very cost effective for this type of traveler.
Expected Travel Time:
While some private jets may in fact be faster than your average 747 from Continental, we’re actually referring to the time spent on the ground here. Rather than parking a mile or two away from your terminal and hauling your luggage to the shuttle, private jets typically allow passengers to pull their car up to the side of the plane, just feet away from where they will board. Private jet airports also skip many of the security measures that come along with commercial air travel, meaning that passengers don’t have to waste an hour in line waiting to be OK’d for takeoff.
The arrival is also much quicker when you don’t have to wait for your luggage to come around on the carrousel, because it’s tucked right under your seat. Charter flights can save a few hours on travel time when you add it all up
Oh Yeah! Luxury:
Commercial air travel has become increasingly less luxurious over time. Long gone are the days when one would dress up in their finest to fly for a few hours. On the opposite end, private air travel has become increasingly luxurious over time. Private Jets are known for having luxurious interiors, with large comfortable sofas and chairs for you to enjoy your flight, large screen televisions, bedrooms and much better food than you’ll ever find on a commercial flight.
How Do You Even Find Private Jets To Hire?
There is no “Kayak.com” or major travel site for private jet rentals, so finding one that suits your needs, and is within your budget can be difficult if you don’t know where to look. A reliable private jet charter broker can help you find the best options for your needs. Some brokers can help you find great deals on flights, while others will charge you an arm and a leg to get on a private jet. Do your homework and find the best option for your next travel venture today.
Do you love Monaco? Who doesn’t right, it’s a pretty awesome place. Well imagine this a yacht based on the streets of Monaco.
The staggering 155m Streets of Monaco yacht is expected to cost over $1.1 billion to build and is modelled on a section of Monte Carlo, Monaco.
A LAVISH new yacht recreating the billionaire’s playground of Monaco is set to become the world’s most expensive yacht.
Currently in the design stage, the super-ship will feature smaller versions of the state’s famous landmarks such as the Monte Carlo Casino and racetrack, as well as swimming pools, tennis courts, a cinema, a go kart track and a Hotel de Paris.
Instead of traditional decks the one-of-a-kind ship will have buildings, and instead of a swimming platform it will have a beach.
Travellers will also spot waterfalls, a swim-in Jacuzzi-bar, helicopters and submarines on board.
The one-of a kind ship could be home to 16 guests and 70 crew with the main apartment spread over three floors and 445 sq m.
Linking upper and lower living areas is the Atrium – featuring seven guest suites, a bathroom, bedroom, dressing room, reception and balcony.
The idea for the super-boat, designed by Yacht Island Design, was sparked by car racing and developed into something more innovative.
“It is basically a floating city,” company director Rob McPherson said.
“The design theme called for a unique yacht that reflected the style and sophistication of the principality.
“We want to create a truly unique environment that could take the principality of Monaco to the ocean.”
The ship will exceed the $1 billion price tag reportedly paid by Roman Abramovich for his Eclipse yacht.
A second creation by Yacht Island Design will be a smaller 85-metre yacht based on a Pacific Island theme.
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