There is an endless list of things that are more difficult than flying private with your little ones, but it never hurts to be informed.
Yes, traveling via private charter is not rocket science. But, just like airline traveling with minors, there are processes and tricks to simplify it. Airline regulations and private jet regulations are the same; a baby is allowed to fly on your lap until two years old. It is the law that any passengers above that age have a designated seat and seatbelt. Private jets make bringing along a baby carrier or booster seat much more manageable than a traditional airline, luggage capacity permitting.
It is imperative to prepare accordingly for international flights. It is better to bring a copy of birth certificates for passengers under two years old than to need it and not have it. All passengers flying internationally will need a valid passport regardless of age.
Possibly the best part of flying with the family via private charter is the snacks. Endless snacks to keep the little ones occupied and happy. Be careful, though! Keep in mind aircraft operators typically implement cleaning fees, so consider leaving the play-doh and slime at home.
Be aware of proper flying etiquette and remind your children to not run in the cabin. Safety is the most important thing to us and your pilot crew.
We completely understand how every family has different needs. We will always go to the most extraordinary lengths to fulfill any specific requests that a commercial airline would write off. New parents almost always benefit from special accommodations at the FBO. Seasoned parents almost always appreciate the extra care taken for their young passengers. Trilogy Aviation Group has children’s toys and activities to keep the kids happy during the flight!
So many of our clients are young families, many of which are trying out flying private for the first time with us. The value in flying with us is that we take a very personal approach and a genuine interest in getting to know you. If this article piqued your interest or sparked any questions, please do not hesitate to call us for more information!
We look forward to flying you and your family soon,