Trade North Aviation

Things To Consider Before Booking A Private Plane

Whether you are flying for business or pleasure, a private charter flight offers many benefits. Booking a private plane can offer unmatched comfort, convenience, and speed. But to ensure your journey is as smooth as possible, you need to keep a few things in mind before you book the flight.

As a top-rated Manitoba and Northern Ontario aircraft rental service provider, Trade North Aviation (TNA) will explain what to consider before you book your private plane.


Private Charter Plane Fees

When you book a private plane, you need to have a clear picture of what it will cost.

The first thing you should know is that you don’t pay per seat like you would on a commercial flight. Instead, with a private charter flight, you are renting the entire aircraft. You are paying for the privacy to travel only with your chosen passengers, the flexibility to choose when you fly, and the convenience of avoiding busy commercial airports. The cost of air charter flights in Manitoba and Northern Ontario (or any other region) can change based on the duration of the flight, the size of the aircraft, and any extra services you might choose.

You should clearly discuss all the potential costs with your air charter flight service provider, including costs for food and drinks on the plane and even charges for waiting time if your plans change suddenly.

If you are worried about your budget, you might want to ask about “empty leg” flights. These are more affordable options that happen when a private jet is chartered to a specific location but has no passengers for its return flight. This can be a great way to enjoy the benefits of private flying without the full cost.

Choosing the Type of Charter Plane

When booking a private plane, it is important to choose the right aircraft. The best aircraft for your trip will depend on the number of passengers, the distance you are traveling, and what you expect in terms of comfort and luxury. Small light jets are suitable for shorter trips with fewer people. Bigger, heavier jets are better for longer trips with more passengers.

At TNA, we offer different types of planes for different needs. For example, we have the Piper PA-31 Navajo Chieftain, which can carry up to 9 passengers. We also have the Cessna 206 and 207, each able to carry up to 5 passengers. Take a look at our aircrafts and choose the one that fits your travel needs best. 

Piper Navajo Chieftain

Versatile twin engine

9 Passenger

180 MPH
2000 lbs
1000 MILES

Cessna 207

Good cargo capacity. A great northern workhorse!

5 Passenger

140 MPH
1100 LBS
700 miles

Cessna 206

Easy access for hard to reach places. Operated on floats and skis.

Up to 5 Passengers

130 MPH
1200 lbs
700 miles

Charter Plane Scheduling and Flexibility

One of the best things about private charter flights is their flexibility. When you book a private plane, consider how flexible your travel dates need to be, and tell your air charter service provider about your schedule clearly to avoid any scheduling issues.

You should also ask about what happens if you need to make last-minute changes or cancellations. Knowing these policies can help you avoid extra fees or problems.

Luggage Limits on a Charter Plane

Private jets do not all have the same luggage space, which is why you need to know how much luggage you can bring and what types of luggage you can bring. Let your air charter service provider know what you will be bringing beforehand so you can travel without worrying if all your stuff will come along.

Choosing the Airport for Your Charter Plane

Private jets often operate out of smaller airports. This is good because these airports are usually less busy than commercial airports, which also greatly reduces overall travel time. Look at your options for airports and choose one that offers the most convenience and efficiency.

Keeping these things in mind will make booking a private plane easy and lead to a smooth and stress-free travel experience. Trade North Aviation is here to help you at every step. Contact TNA to book a trip or learn more!