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Jetiquette – The Dos and Don’ts When Flying on a Private Jet

Flying on a private jet is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. It is something that not everyone gets to do and enjoy. So, if you’re given the opportunity to fly on a private plane, you should make the most of it.

When you’re flying on a private jet, you’ll enjoy personalized and first-class service from the moment you step out of your car. Private jet charter flights have their private terminals. You won’t have to line up when boarding the plane.

Private jet flying is safer because it has fewer touchpoints than commercial flights, where passengers are exposed to hundreds of touchpoints, as they also interact with many people, including airline crew and personnel, and fellow passengers. Private flying is also more convenient because you won’t have to endure hours-long waiting times, and travel procedures are completed in a couple of minutes.

Additionally, you will enjoy all the in-flight luxuries of private jet flights, including a personalized menu, drinks of your choice, entertainment, comfortable seats, and even a reliable Wi-Fi connection. Some private jets have meeting rooms where you and your colleagues (fellow passengers) can talk business or plan the itinerary for wherever you are going. On private jet flights, you can bring your pet with you!

However, if you expect to be treated well and afforded excellent service, you must practice proper jetiquette or jet etiquette. Although these onboard etiquettes are unspoken rules, frequent fliers and even private jet service providers abide by them – and they expect you to do so as well.

There are several dos and don’ts when flying on a private jet, and some of the most important ones are:

● Don’t overdo your packing.

● Do get to the airport on time.

● Don’t use strong-scent perfumes.

● Do bring all your identification – passports, IDs, and travel documents.

● Don’t bring food or too many snacks in your carry-on bag.

● Do dress properly.

● Don’t run off to the plane carrying your own luggage.

● Do allow your host to board first.

● Don’t forget to relax and enjoy.

● Do limit your selfies and social media posts.

● Do groom your pets properly before going to the airport.

Below is an infographic that details the dos and don’ts listed above. Check it out so you’ll know what to do and what to avoid doing when you go on your first private jet flight.

About the Author

Melissa Hull is the Content Marketing Strategist for Aviation Charters, a West Trenton, New Jersey-based private aviation company that provides on-demand aircraft charter, aircraft management, and aircraft acquisition services. Aside from her passion for writing, she loves to travel and read espionage books.