Jetiquette – The Dos and Don’ts When Flying on a Private Jet

Even if you’ve flown business or first class multiple times already, nothing really prepares you for a private jet experience. It’s the ultimate option for those who want luxury, comfort, and extravagance while traveling.


While flying business or first class on a commercial flight affords you some comfort and convenience – more legroom, a seat that can easily turn into a bed, and more food and beverage choices; traveling on a private jet offers you more perks than you can ever imagine.


Visualize yourself on plush seats that are as comfortable as you can imagine. You can put your feet up if you want to. You can also drift off to dreamland if you want to catch up on your sleep. Likewise, you can relax, chill, drink your favorite wine or champagne, and watch your favorite Netflix shows.


On private charter flights, you can bring whoever and whatever you want, including your beloved fur baby. Yes, your dog or cat can travel with you in complete comfort and luxury. No need to worry about leaving them inside crates in the cargo area. They can relax and chill with you.


Food is also not a problem on a private jet. Most business or first-class flights offer you two menu options for your meals; on a private jet, you’ll be served food fit for a king or queen. Some flights even allow you to specify the menu you want.


Yes, a private jet experience is definitely one-of-a-kind and memorable, but like any other flight, there are also rules that you need to follow. These dos and don’ts are collectively called Jetiquette or jet etiquette.


Generally, what you need to remember when traveling on a private jet are the following:


  • Get to the airport on time.
  • Prepare and bring all your documents, especially your passports and IDs.
  • Dress comfortably and appropriately.
  • If you were invited to fly on a private jet, let your host board first so they can sit comfortably on their favorite seat.
  • Refrain from taking too many photos and videos.
  • If your pet is traveling with you, be sure they are well-groomed.


For a more detailed and illustrated list of the dos and don’ts of flying on a private jet, check out the infographic below.


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About the Author:


Melissa Hull is the Content Marketing Strategist for Aviation Charters, a West Trenton, New Jersey-based private aviation company that provides on-demand aircraft charter, aircraft management, and aircraft acquisition services. Aside from her passion for writing, she loves to travel and read espionage books.


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