A very detailed study by the Financial Times determined that the amount of time saved when traveling via private aircraft is 162-minutes per round trip per executive, regardless of distance. These savings come exclusively in the amount of time saved getting to and from the airport, check-in, security clearance, commercial departure delays, checking and retrieving baggage, etc. (see 7 below). Since the average passenger load on private aircraft is 3.5 people, that equals 567 minutes of time savings to the corporation, or 9.45 executive man-hours saved/round trip.
Depart for your destination at the time most convenient for your team’s schedule, not the airline’s schedule. And, if you are late due to last minute details, the aircraft will wait. No more cutting the meeting short just to accommodate the airline’s departure schedule. Finish what you are doing, then leave.
ABILITY TO WORK ENROUTE
If only 50 percent of each round trip flight time is devoted to work, utilization of a private aircrafton just two round trips per month would createalmost 227 executive man-hours of work for the average 3.5 passenger payload. That’s creating 3.8 executive man-weeks at 60 hours/week! This work time created is in addition to the ground time savings outlined in number 1 above.
Depending on the model you own, an additional 3 to 6 personnel could be added to the passenger list at the last minute, with no additional cost or scheduling complications. In many instances this eliminates any airline price advantage. It allows you to take the team you need to accomplish the task.
Should decisions or events warrant, the entire executive team could proceed to an alternate location prior to returning to headquarters, without scheduling or reservation difficulties. In every instance of use of a private aircraft, all executives spend fewer nights in hotels (20 to 40 less according to experts). That means 20 to 40 more evenings at home with their families.
Even the interior of the least expensive private aircraft surpasses airline comfort.
NO-HASSLE CHECK-IN AND DEPARTURE
Within 5 minutes of parking your car, you are boarded for taxi and takeoff with no two-bag limit, and never a lost or damaged piece of luggage.
All passengers and baggage on the aircraft are known. In the history of corporate aviation, there has never been a highjacking, bomb threat, or similar security breach. It makes traveling with the security an absolute breeze.