What NOT to Do When Chartering a Flight

Whether it’s for business or pleasure, chartering a flight should make travel easier and more productive. When you fly with NDA, we guarantee your safety and your satisfaction, but there are still things you need to know before you book. Read on to learn what not to do when chartering a flight.

Booking Without Research

If you search for private jet charters in Dallas, you’re going to get dozens of search returns. Should you select the top result without digging deeper? Chartering a flight without doing research can cost you in fees, amenities, and even safety.

Give yourself enough time to look at a company’s safety standards, years of experience, and reviews. You can also request quotes from multiple companies to cost compare and find the company that aligns with your standards and your budget.

Picking an Aircraft That Doesn’t Meet Your Needs

While we strive to accommodate even last-minute plans, getting a jumpstart on booking also gives you your pick of the fleet. While different jets may seem similar on the surface, there’s always one that can better suit your needs than the rest.

Take, for example, the Lear 40XR and the Lear 45XR. While they have similar cruise speeds, ranges, and double club seating configurations, the Lear 45XR has room for two additional passengers. Picking an aircraft without considering your needs can lead you to overpaying, missing out on your must-have amenities, or worse: leaving some passengers behind.

Planning Around Major Airports

If you’re used to booking commercial flights, you’re probably used to planning your travel itinerary around major airports. Not only does this tend to involve a lot of layovers, but it can also mean hours of ground travel to get to your final destination.

When you’re chartering a private flight, don’t try to map out your own flight path, especially if the only thing that comes to mind is the closest commercial airport. North Dallas Aviation has access to over 7,000 airports across the country, including hundreds of private airfields. Give us your destination and we’ll plan the shortest route possible.

Neglecting Flight Requirements

Flying private lets you skip time-consuming commercial airline security. However, that doesn’t mean there are no security precautions in place. The most important thing to bring for domestic flights is a valid form of state-issued photo ID.

Before you set off to catch your flight, make sure you’re aware of (and not exceeding) any luggage limits. Private jets aren’t as restrictive when it comes to things like pets and liquids, but you’ll still need to be mindful of size and weight limits when packing your bags.

Rebooking After a Bad Experience

If this isn’t your first rodeo, think back on your last experience. Did the company you chartered with provide the experience you were looking for? If not, it’s time to shop around.

North Dallas Aviation takes customer satisfaction as seriously as we take safety. Contact us about your next private flight and access exceptional service, experience, and expertise.