The answer may surprise you, but it is a known fact that specific private jets can fly faster than commercial airliners. Commercial airliners are designed to carry large numbers of passengers over many miles. When purchasing an aircraft, airlines determine the best aircraft to suit their needs depending on the plane's capacity and the routes they want to deploy. The bottom line for airlines is how fuel-efficient the plane is and whether they can sell enough seats to turn a profit.

Private jet flying

Private jets or business jets are designed for speed and comfort, and just like large airliners, many can now fly to all corners of the globe non-stop. Private jets are also much lighter and more maneuverable than commercial aircraft, allowing them to reach a cruising altitude and descent quicker than an airliner. 

Private Jet taking off

When comparing a Boeing 787 Dreamliner to a Bombardier Global 8000, the private jet wins regarding speed. The Canadian-built business jet has a top speed of Mach 0.94, while the Boeing 787 has a top speed of 0.9 Mach. The Boeing 787 generally cruises at an altitude of slightly below 43,000 feet and has a cruising speed of Mach 0.85. The Global 8000 has a maximum operating altitude of 51,000 feet and a cruising speed of Mach 0.92.

Unlike airliners restricted to specific flight paths, the pilot can select the optimum route when you fly by private jet. Also, because private jets can fly higher, they can avoid turbulence found at lower altitudes, which helps provide you with a smoother flight.

Using New York to London as an example, the average flight time from Teterboro Airport (TEB) to Farnborough Airport (FAB) is 6 hours 44 minutes. Flying commercially between John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and London Heathrow (LHR) takes 7 hours and 24 minutes.

Whether traveling for business or on a family vacation, you will most likely need to get there by flying. These days, you are no longer restricted to flying with a commercial airline as flying by private jet is also a viable option. While both options can get you where you need to go, traveling by private jet is faster and takes the hassle out of all the security checks and waiting around at large airports.

You can decide the departure time when flying by private jet

When you fly commercially, and especially if it is an international flight, you are advised to get to the airport at least three hours before your flight departs. If you have any luggage you need to check, it will likely involve waiting in line with other people until it is your turn. Now, with a boarding pass in hand, you make your way to airport security, where you will no doubt have to wait in line again.

Private Jet interior

Removing electronics and laptops from your carry-on, plus taking anything metal off so that it does not set off the alarm when you pass through the metal detector, also takes time as other passengers are forced to do the same thing, which makes lines move slowly. When it comes time to board the plane, you are waiting in line again, and then once on the plane, movement can come to a standstill as other passengers look for their seats and then for room in an overhead storage bin for their carry-on.

Flying by private jet takes away all the hassles

Rather than waste three hours and all the hassles of flying commercially, why not consider flying by private jet? Unlike commercial flights, when flying by private jet, you can dictate when you want to depart. Also, because private jets can fly in and out of smaller dedicated airports, they are crowd-free and easy to access. Flying by private jet also negates all the waiting in lines and allows you to take on the plane items that are not permitted when flying commercially, including the family pet.

Paramount Business Jets specializes in matching customers with the right aircraft at the right price to suit their needs. If you think that flying by private jet is something you would like to do, call them at Tel +1-877-727-2538 (24/7) or visit their website at Paramount Business Jets.

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