Published August 2021
There's an annual occurrence in the private aviation world that catches many newer customers by surprise – the holiday rush. Although most people assume they need to make their private charter arrangements earlier, they don't always realize just how much advance notice is needed.
If you're considering chartering a private jet for your holiday travels this year, there are a few things you should be aware of.
Private Aviation Saw Its Largest Wave of New Customers in 2020-2021
While our world was wrestling with the worst of Covid, those who had a continued need to travel looked to the privacy, safety, and convenience that private aviation offers its passengers. Now with travel regaining its former strength, the demand for private aviation has only increased. And the result?
It appears that the wave of new passengers who came for safety have come to stay, with an incredible 96% of 2020's first time passengers planning on continued use of private charter. It shouldn't come as much of a surprise, considering the premium experience afforded by private aircraft. Combined with the ongoing uncertainty of Covid's Delta variant among other concerns, the demand shows no signs of relenting.
Factors that are Affected by the Holiday Rush
Dumont JETS serves our clients as a confident, competent guide in the world of private aviation. We commit our decades of experience to provide exceptional experiences, every time. Among the advice we give our customers, here are a few industry dynamics that you should take note of that change during the holiday rush.
Waiting may also limit the type of aircraft you'd prefer to charter. Especially during the holiday season, larger jets like Super-Mids and Heavy classes tend to fill up more quickly due to clients wanting to bring more guests and more luggage. Waiting, however, may limit your access to the kind of aircraft that best fits your trip. Waiting may also limit the type of aircraft you'd prefer to charter.
The Easiest Way to Avoid Holiday Travel Headaches
The simple answer is that if you want the aircraft of your choice at the best price, it pays to book early. Book your travel plans earlier this year and enjoy being first in line for all of the premier benefits of private aviation. But there's also another way that you can beat the holiday rush.
If you've considered flying private more often, the best way you can avoid these limitations is to become a Santos Jet Card holder. This is the most cost-effective option for frequent flyers who want the kind of benefits usually reserved for aircraft ownership without the costs and logistics.
Jet card members enjoy full concierge travel experiences that are perfect for the busy holiday rush and all year round. There's no option better for those who expect an exceptional standard of luxury travel.
If you'd like to learn more about becoming a Santos Jet Card member, we invite you to connect with one of our personal travel consultants who will be able to answer any and all questions you have about your next steps.