In his most recent contribution to Owners Perspective magazine, Shaircraft CEO, James Butler, explains that, with no long-term commitments or large capital outlays, charter is often an attractive option for his clients. He writes, “If you’re trying private air travel for the first time, traditional charter is likely to be the best way to dip your toe in the water.”
That said, with at least 1,000 charter companies flying in the United States, how can you identify a solid operator? Here are a few of the key questions you should ask before you take off:
Butler advises travelers to carefully read and negotiate charter agreements and cautions against accepting what a provider may call its “boilerplate” terms and conditions. “Our goal is to find our clients the best price for their flight with an experienced operator on a well maintained and appropriately equipped aircraft flown by top notch pilots, all with a spotless safety record,” he writes. “That should be your goal as well.”
To read Butler’s complete analysis, download the full text version of this article below.
Owners Perspective: “How to Find the Right Air Charter”
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