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Spring Break is right around the corner, and travelers are beginning to book their much-needed vacations. Long lines, cancellations, and delayed flights are just a few reasons you may be reluctant to board a commercial flight. Consider these questions to determine if flying private is the best option for your upcoming spring break trip.  

In what ways is flying private more convenient than flying with a commercial airline?  

The ease and time savings of flying private far outweigh the potential headaches and hassles of commercial flights. There are no long lines, layovers, or odd flight times when you fly private. In addition, you have access to over 5,000 airports, whereas commercial airlines only have access to 500 airports. This means you will spend less time commuting and preparing for travel, which allows you to spend more time at your desired location doing the activities you enjoy.  

What features can passengers experience on private flights that they can’t get on commercial flights? 

Most charter aircraft are equipped with high-speed Wi-Fi, full catering menus, and your favorite snacks and drinks. On certain aircraft, passengers have access to various amenities including wireless charging, Blu-ray, refreshment centers, a lavatory, berthing divans, and sometimes even a shower. All private aircraft give you complete privacy and the ability to stretch out, relax, and enjoy the freedom and flexibility of having your own private oasis in the sky. 

What are the advantages of flying private?  

  • Shortened travel days
  • Fewer touchpoints than the commercial airlines
  • Time and flexibility
  • Privacy
  • Ability to sit and interact with your entire party
  • Opportunity to have catering waiting on the aircraft when you board
  • Pet friendly

What are the disadvantages associated with commercial flights?  

  • Cancellations and delays
  • Layovers
  • An increased amount of touchpoints
  • Not everyone in your party can sit together 
  • More vacation time wasted on travel
  • Pet restrictions

Which of Airshare’s aircraft are best suited for travelers?  

No aircraft is a one-size-fits-all option for private travel. Various factors are taken into consideration for each trip, including passenger count, distance traveled, personal preferences, and general availability for the requested date.

Which Airshare program would you recommend for those looking to fly privately on their trip? 

If you’re looking for a one-off spring break trip, we recommend looking into our Charter Services program. Airshare’s Charter team of experienced professionals is available to assist with all of your private travel needs both domestically and globally. We offer a diverse fleet of aircraft and have access to thousands of additional aircraft worldwide. 

What advice or tips would you give someone looking for private flights?  

Ask questions, verify, and only book with a trusted source. Unfortunately, there are a lot of illegal operations out there that will try to push people to book something that is either not what they want or potentially not certified. Check with your operator to ensure they have certifications from leading independent aviation-auditing firms, including IS-BAO and ARGUS. Airshare has a Platinum ARGUS rating and a stage 3 IS-BAO rating.

Airshare’s Charter team can assist you with any of our private travel needs. We have a reputation for outstanding customer service, including an exceptional network of past and current customer referrals. Call 877.372.5136 or email us at to discover how we can accommodate your private or business charter needs.