What Happens When You Use Private Jet Hire?
Here we answer some frequently asked questions about private jet travel:

A private jet charter flight is quite a different experience to a flight on a commercial airline. The key differences are that when flying private everything is designed in such a way to make your trip as efficient, fast and comfortable as humanly possible. Included in this is the administrative process pre and post flight, the movement speed through the airport, Immigration procedures, luggage rules and pet transportation rules.

Unlike with commercial airlines there is no need to arrive hours in advance when travelling by private jet. Once you arrive at the airport you will move through a dedicated private jet terminal, these are typically called an FBO. Naturally, some airports are faster than others at handling business aviation and the waiting time can vary, but it typically takes between 5 and 30 minutes from your arrival before you board the aircraft. No massive queues like traditional airliners. Also the majority of FBOs will allow you to park your car right outside the doors. Better still some smaller airports will allow you to enter the runway tarmac and drive up to the aircraft steps. This is unheard of with commercial airliners.
Prior to arrival your  PrivateTravelJet advisor will brief you fully on the arrival process for your particular flight, and give you a recommended arrival time to complete the formalities.

When you book your private jet flight, our flight booking team will ask for a copy of your passport and visa (if required) for each passenger travelling. This is used by both  PrivateTravelJet and by the aircraft’s operator to create a passenger manifest. This is an official document, used by the immigration services, the flight crew and the FBO. Depending on the route, the information on the manifest can be used to clear passengers before the flight, rather than after arrival at the airport, making the process much faster and trouble free for the passengers. empty legs
It’s still essential that all passengers have their passport with them and other ID, this will be then checked by the staff at the FBO against the passenger manifest – you would not be able to board the aircraft otherwise. However please note at some airports immigration services will perform spot checks, unfortunately this is beyond our control and at the airports discretion.
It’s fine to make a change to the passengers travelling at any point up to the aircraft departure (subject to the maximum payload of the aircraft), but the same documentation is still required for any last minute passengers. The typical Visa rules apply, it is your responsibility to ensure you have the correct visa documentation for your destination.

As with a commercial flight your luggage is usually scanned before you board a private jet flight. However there are no queues so this happens seamlessly and very quickly. There are no per person limits on luggage size either, so usually the allowance is generous, our team can advise on the maximum overall luggage weight and size for each aircraft.
There are no long corridors to walk down with your bags – FBOs are designed to make your route to the aircraft as quick as possible and frequently you will be greeted by your pilot upon arrival to the FBO.
Private jet flights are ticketless. When you book with  PrivateTravelJet, you receive an itinerary detailing your route, booking reference and all the other key information required for your flight. This also includes the contact details of your crew and the tail number of your aircraft. We also include driving directions to the FBO and parking information.
Some airports have an additional security requirement called a PPR (Prior Permission Requirement). This is a unique number which identifies the passenger on arrival.

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