Imagine driving up to a private aircraft waiting specifically for you and your fellow passengers. You walk up, avoiding all lines, security checkpoints, and crowded terminals. You can choose whether you want to go inside the private lounge or just straight on board. Meanwhile, your baggage is all taken care of and stowed inside the aircraft for you. The whole experience has little wait time, human contact, and will have you wheels up moments after you arrive at the airport.
The COVID-19 pandemic impact has left many travelers wary about flying commercial, looking for ways to avoid crowded airports and aircraft. Up until earlier this year, flying private was known mostly as a luxury. Nobody necessarily needed to fly private, but they could if they wanted to. However, COVID-19 has changed the way leisure travelers think about flying. Some now view private aviation as a necessity, and to them, health and safety is a significant benefit associated with flying private. Families and companies who have previously avoided it are now looking at options more seriously. The thought of a crowded airport and cabin leers people away from wanting to fly commercial. Now more than ever, flying private is safer than it already was for several reasons.
Private aircraft use smaller private terminals known as an FBO or a Fixed-Base Operator. Essentially, these are private jet terminals at municipal and international airports. Once you fly out of an FBO, you’ll never want to go back. One of the more significant advantages to flying private is no long lines like the TSA security line you’re familiar with at commercial terminals. No barefoot walking across the dirty airport floor and no touching bins or things in the check-in lines. Once you arrive, you could be wheels up in as little as 15 minutes. Some FBO’s allow you to drive up directly to your aircraft, avoiding even stepping foot inside the terminal. At a commercial airline gate, it’s nearly impossible to prevent interactions from hundreds of people.
Flying private allows you to hand-select the passengers on board with you. In addition to required 3rd party safety checks, all Trilogy flights are conducted with a two-pilot crew and a cabin attendant when necessary. After every flight, Trilogy requires our operators to sanitize the aircraft and require the crew members to wear a mask when interacting with the passengers. Flying private also allows you to make special requests and gives you more control over the condition of your aircraft environment. More often than not, you and your party are the only ones that will be flying on that particular aircraft that day.
Overall, your trip will be shorter and more controlled than flying with a commercial airline. There are far fewer touchpoints, which means less exposure to germs. Trilogy Aviation Group requires all chartered aircraft to be sanitized before your flight going above and beyond what routine cleaning is already in place. Once you fly private, you’ll never want to go back.