What Everyone Needs to Know About Flying Private with XO
Sep 17, 2021
Flying on a private jet is an easier and all-around more pleasant experience than flying commercial. However, there are many differences between commercial and private jet flying. In fact, if you have never flown on a private jet before, forget everything you think you know about air travel, and welcome to a whole new world, one that literally revolves around you!
But before you take off on your first trip on a private jet, here is our list of 5 things you need to know about flying private through XO.
1. Skip the hassle
One of the greatest advantages of flying on a private jet over a commercial flight is that you will not have to go through the traditional security screening process. Don’t worry about having to arrive hours before your flight, taking off your shoes, and belt, and removing everything from your pockets. Just bring a valid state-issued ID for domestic flights and a passport for international flights, and you are ready to fly.
2. Avoid the lines
Of course, with the convenience of driving right up to your private jet and flying right past airport security before departure, you no longer have to be at the airport hours before your scheduled departure time and get stuck in lines, lines, and more lines. You should arrive just 20 to 30 minutes before your scheduled departure time.
3. XO is a Community in the Sky
With our crowdfunded flights, our flyers have the option to initiate a flight and choose the date and time of the departure, with the cost being equally shared with other flyers.
Network with like-minded individuals, dine on catering, and sip champagne while you sit back (all the way back) and enjoy the flight alongside our community of flyers. We’ve heard repeatedly that our passengers have made everlasting connections on board our shared flights. You’ll go from swapping business cards across captain’s chairs to shaking hands across the meeting table.
4. Expect more
Expect to be treated like the VIP you are when flying private. When it comes to luxury and red-carpet service, the sky is literally the limit on a private jet. Recline in a captain’s chair instead of sharing armrests with strangers and get the best of both worlds — an aisle seat and a window seat all in one. Order a black car through Concierge, and you’ll be picked up right on the tarmac as soon as you land to make sure you arrive at your final destination in comfort.
5. Fly Securely and Confidently
There is a common misconception that private jets because they are smaller than large commercial jets, are somehow less safe. Nothing can be further from the truth. Private jets must adhere to the same rigorous safety and maintenance schedules as commercial aircraft. Also, fleets of private jets tend to consist of younger planes and newer technology which often means more safety.
One More Thing You Should Know Before You Fly Private
There is one more thing you need to know before you fly on a private jet for the first time, and that is just how quick and easy it to book a seat on a private jet using XO.
Just download our app or visit our website and elevate your travel experience to new heights!
If you would like more information about this post or any of our programs, please feel free to contact our team at +1-888-80-FLY-XO.
XO may offer a number of programs, including whole aircraft charter, for which XO will act solely as your agent in arranging the flight, and Public Charters, for which XO will act as principal in buying and reselling the air transportation. XO does not own or operate any aircraft. All flights are performed by FAA-licensed and DOT-registered air carriers.