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Traveling for the Holidays? How About Booking a Private Jet?

Booking a Private Jet at sunrise8 Benefits of Flying by Private Jet 

Are you planning on traveling for the holidays? Commercial airlines today are vying for your business by selling elaborate seats, suites and private apartments to make first class more extravagant than ever before. But you’ll still be flying on a commercial airline. Maybe you should consider booking a private jet. Flying private remains the most luxurious and convenient way to travel, thanks to a range of benefits that first class can never meet.

The key distinction between chartering a private jet and flying in first class is this: flying private is all about you while flying commercial is all about the airline. Booking a private jet gives you the freedom to fly wherever you want, whenever you want, in a setting specifically tailored to meet your individual needs. And while the experience of flying private is undeniably plush, the benefits cover so much more than luxury.

I’ve put together a list of eight advantages of traveling by private jet for the next time you’re planning a trip. Perhaps this holiday season?

  1. Choose your favorite cuisinePortrait of handsome pilot entering private jet with copilot in background
    Whether you’re craving haute cuisine with Champagne or kung pao chicken and lo mein from your favorite take-out spot, the menu on board your private jet is entirely up to you. While a first class flight may offer a decent meal, this level of customization, down to the brand of tea you prefer, just can’t be had on a commercial airline.
  2. Land closer to your final destination
    When you fly private, you choose the departure and arrival terminals. If you live near a small private airport or airfield, you’re free to depart from there and avoid the traffic at a busy hub. And once you leave, your private jet can land at whichever airport is closest to your destination. This way, you can spend more time in your final destination and less time getting there.
  3. No lengthy layovers
    With a private jet, you won’t be limited by an airline’s flight schedule. Do you need to visit with your family in London? How about checking out a college in Massachusetts? Book a private jet and you can get to your destination directly. You won’t need to spend hours at the airport killing time between flights. And if you’re running late, there’s no need to sprint through the airport. Your plane waits for you.
  4. Have your pet sit beside you
    Sending your pet to spend a long flight in cargo can be anxiety-inducing for both of you. Imagine how happy both of you will be if he or she is able to come along inside the plane with the rest of your family. Not all commercial flights allow a pet on board or charge hefty fees to do so. On a private jet, your pet can sit right alongside you, enjoying the same level of comfort you do.
  5. Choose your aircraft and its interior
    Is your style more classic or modern? Would you like to have the capacity to seat seven or 14? These aren’t questions you hear from a commercial airline. Flying private offers a range of sizes and luxury interiors, and you decide which is right for you.
  6. Leave when you want to
    Commercial flights stick to a set schedule that is often delayed by outside variables. The most common cause of a delayed flight isn’t weather: it’s another late-arriving aircraft. When you fly private, you choose a departure time that is most convenient for your schedule, not the airlines.
  7. Have the entire aircraft to yourself
    Imagine if the only passengers on board your next flight were those you invited. On a private flight, you can hold confidential meetings in flight, work without interruptions, or spend time with your friends and family.
  8. Enjoy private lounges and terminals
    No matter how luxurious the first class cabin may be, the only way to get there is by braving the chaos and lengthy queues at the airport. But if you’re flying private, you can have your chauffeur drive you directly to the tarmac. Some private terminals even offer a luxurious private lounge where you can relax while you wait for your friends to arrive.

Local airports serviced by private jets

There are seven individual airports located within a convenient 50-mile radius of Santa Barbara. The closest and most obvious choice is the Santa Barbara Municipal Airport (SBA), which is just eight miles away from the downtown area of the city. Also, a convenient option, the Shepherd Ranch Airport (0CA4) is just 25 miles away.

Private jet companies in Santa Barbara

There are many companies in Santa Barbara that offer private jet service, but if you’re looking for the ultimate experience in air travel to or from Santa Barbara, you might want to try Paramount Business Jets (PBJ). The company seems to have countless business jets and helicopters available, as well as a healthy selection of airports to fly into and out of.

I appreciate the fact that there are no hidden or membership fees, and no upfront investment when you charter a plane with PBJ. They can also help those looking to purchase their own aircraft. I’ve included their website above, or you can call them at +1-877-727-2538.

If you don’t live here in Montecito, Hope Ranch or any of Santa Barbara’s upscale communities (yet!), here’s an idea in 5 parts:

  1. Take a tour of my website and have a look at the distinctive luxury homes in my portfolio.
  2. Give me a call at +1 (805) 886-9378, or send me an email at cristal@montecito-estate.com to discuss your wants, needs, and goals regarding a home or home away from home.
  3. Fly first-class commercial into LA or Santa Barbara.
  4. Meet with me so we can tour properties and enjoy a fantastic lunch at one of Montecito’s excellent restaurants.
  5. Board a Paramount Business Jet for your return trip and compare the advantages of booking a private jet over flying commercial.

If you do live here and are considering the purchase or sale of a home, I’ll give you my honest assessment of your current residence and happily add your listing to my portfolio of fine homes. I can find you a new home in the area while you’re traveling for the holidays! 


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