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Private Jet Etiquette Tips for First Timers

Wednesday, December 13th, 2017

Private Jets

Imagine flying in an eye-catching private jet featured with ultra-modern amenities. As a first-time flyer, you must be thrilled to be a part of this experience. Maybe, you are feeling slightly nervy about the rules that need to be followed while onboard. Are you wondering about the jet etiquettes (politesse) that need to be followed while flying a private jet? Then, here are some tips that can help you enjoy your flying experience with composure.

1. Dressing chic

It feels good to be mindful of the way you present yourself. And, dressing appropriately for the private flying is appreciated. Flying for business? Then, dressing formally may help.

2. Arrive on time and park appropriately

A commercial flight has rules like arriving around two hours early. And, flying on a private jet this is reduced to around 30 minutes. In the context of time, some private jets may extend flexibility, but arriving on time is valued. Also, remember to use the designated parking area for parking cars.

3. Packing light

Private jets have luggage weight restrictions. So, travel light, pack absolute essentials and bring only one bag (as specified).

4. Carry identification

Flyers do not have to stand in long security clearance lines, but it is necessary to carry identification including a valid ID, or a passport (whilst flying internationally).

5. Drink and eat responsibly

Excited about the food and beverages on board? Treat yourself with food and beverages on the flight, but also be mindful against overindulgence. In case, you are allergic to specific food or have some diet restrictions, intimate the crew in advance.

6. Capture photos respecting privacy

Be discreet while videotaping or photo-shooting your aviation experience, respecting the privacy of fellow travelers.

7. Follow Pet-iquettes

Want to fly with your adorable pets? Then, focus on aspects like grooming of your furry friend, and carrying the necessary documents.

Airbus Infinito – The First Convertible Private Jet

Monday, August 7th, 2017
ACJ319neo_Infinito_Cabin cinema

ACJ319neo_Infinito_Cabin cinema. Credit: Airbus S.A.S.

Airbus Corporate Jets and Atelier Pagani Automobili, joined hand to design a super luxurious private jet Airbus ACJ319neo, called as Infinito (infinity in Italian) jet. Atelier Pagani Automobili is an Italian company which manufactures only 45 supercars per year, the company also manufactures carbon fibre. (more…)

Stratolaunch – The world’s largest airplane by Microsoft Co-founder

Wednesday, June 28th, 2017
Stratolaunch

Stratolaunch – aircraft

Stratolaunch was rolled out of its hangar in the California desert recently, unveiled by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen. Proudly claiming to be the “world’s biggest airplane”, this aircraft surpasses Hughes H-4 Hercules, also known as  “Spruce Goose”, the enormous wooden plane that made its first and only flight in 1947. (more…)

‘Flying bum’, the biggest aircraft Airlander in the World to Hit the Skies Again

Friday, February 17th, 2017
Credit: Hybrid Air Vehicles

Credit: Hybrid Air Vehicles

The largest aircraft in the world, Airlander 10, is all set to take to the skies once again after its test flight crash last summer. A ’Flying bum’ as it is lovingly called due to its shape, measures 92ms and is one part helicopter and part airship. (more…)

China’s First Commercial Trunk Liner to Enter Skies by Mid-2017

Saturday, February 11th, 2017
C919 aircraft. Credit: Comac

C919 aircraft. Credit: Comac

The Comac C919, a narrow-body twin-engine jet is expected to make its first flight by mid-2017 as reported by the People’s Daily last week. The aircraft is built by the Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (Comac). It is completely the country’s own design and built aircraft. (more…)

The All New G500 – Business Jet from Gulfstream

Wednesday, November 16th, 2016
Gulfstream G500. Credit: Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation

Gulfstream G500. Credit: Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation

The Gulfstream I (GI) the first business aircraft with turboprop engine built by the leader in the field of business jets took its first flight on 14 Aug. 1958. Its series of long-range jets have become very popular in luxury air travel. At Gulfstream, they say ‘our history defines our future’. (more…)

The Aerial Vehicle – Solar Ship – A Game Changer in Cargo Movement

Thursday, October 13th, 2016
Solar Ship. Credit: Solar Ship Inc.

Solar Ship. Credit: Solar Ship Inc.

Across the globe moving a cargo in remote places which are not accessible by roads or sea has been always a very costly and too much time-consuming affair and a cause of major concern especially during natural calamities. Solar Ship Inc. a Canadian based company has developed a hybrid aircraft technology that very well addresses this problem, also called as a flying machine. (more…)

Penthouse in the Air – The First Ever BBJ 787 – 8

Friday, October 7th, 2016
BBJ 787 - 8 Credit: Kestrel Aviation Management

BBJ 787 – 8 Credit: Kestrel Aviation Management

The first ever BBJ (Boeing Business Jet) 787 – unveiled at the 2016 European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition in Geneva, Switzerland. Boeing 787 Dreamliners which serve as commercial aircraft, carry between 240 and 335 passengers. But this one unveiled at Geneva has been transformed into a 40-passenger private jet. (more…)

Dreamliner – Boeing 787 the New Entrant in Private Jet World

Friday, July 1st, 2016

China’s HNA Group, the parent company of Hainan Airlines, will take delivery of the glamorous shiny new 787 Boeing Business Jet (787 BBJ), in the third quarter of 2016. This private jet will have a range of 9,800 miles or 17 hours of flying time, with only 40 passengers (VVIP) on board (wherein the commercial 787 carries 300 passengers), luggage, fuel and a whole lot of swanky amenities at service in flight. The price tag of the 787-9 commercial carrier is approximate $250 million whereas this business jet will cost Hainan Airlines $300 million. (more…)

Lilium – not only a Flower in Your Garden but also a Flying Car in Your Garage

Wednesday, May 25th, 2016
Lilium Jet

Credit: Lilium GmbH

If you are a business tycoon or an elite rich or very high profile celebrity who has a mansion with a huge garden having open space (flat land) of 15 meters x 15 meters, then you can take off from there and there itself to reach 300 kms or 180 miles, with an hour’s time from the second you decide to do so. Lilium an electric operated private jet or a Flying car. (more…)