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Private Jet or First/business class?
Hey Lucky (and all others),
If you had the possibility to fly with a private jet all the time, would you prefer that (longterm) to flying “traditionally” first or business class together with the whole “airport experience”?
I asked myself this question, and I think I would prefer going to the airport, Security Check, Lounge, see all the different people and stuff like that. I feel like something would be missing for me. From what I heard about traveling with private jets, you are completely separated from all that.
How about you?
Contrary to popular perception, most private jets (short of the BBJ/ACJ size) are not particularly comfortable for long flights. The fuselages are small, narrow and while usually opulently kitted out, have limited amenities.
My CEO owns his own CL605 Challenger, but he freely admits that he’d much rather fly Emirates First on anything longer than a few hours. He gets a flat bed to sleep, more space to work, inflight wifi and significant cost savings over the jet. The Challenger makes the most sense for trips to places without regular scheduled service, or for short day trips where his schedule needs flexibility or doesn’t fit the flights available.