How to Book a Private Jet

by Richard Zaher / Oct 01, 2019

If you want to know how to book a private jet, you first need to decide how you want to access the jet. At Paramount Business Jets, we like to think we stand out among our competitors for our safety ratings, transparency with our clients, and great range of choices in aircraft.

How to book a private jet
With Paramount Business Jets, you get a great range of choices in aircraft, flight options, and payment types

Private Jet Payment Types

Whole Ownership

With whole ownership, you buy the jet outright. This option becomes viable the more you fly. Generally speaking, you should only consider whole ownership once you fly more than 200 hours per year.

Fractional Ownership

Instead of buying the entire aircraft, fractional ownership allows you to buy part of one.

Your portion means you have the right to fly the aircraft for a certain amount of hours per year. As a rough analogy, think of fractional ownership like owning a timeshare property.

Fixed-Rate Jet Cards

A pre-loaded jet card. By paying upfront, the hours will be deducted from your future flights.

Some customers like this approach when they have a set budget which they cannot exceed.

Debit Jet Card

These offer you a bit more flexibility with your flights and requests. The difference between fixed-rate jet cards and these debit jet cards is that you do not have a set limit – for example, 25 hours. Instead, you can rack up flight hours as and when you need them.

On-Demand Jet Charter

Pay for your specific trip only. You don’t need to commit to full or partial ownership, nor pay any joining fees.

If you want the most flexible and cost-effective methods, you’ll want to consider a debit jet card or on-demand charter. These allow you a great deal of flexibility. For example, if you choose an on-demand charter, you’ll only ever make a booking or payment when you need a specific flight. There are no membership or subscription fees. So, even if it’s a one-off private jet flight, you won’t incur any extra fees.

Unlike fractional ownership, there’s no pressure to use a certain amount of flight hours in a certain period of time. Plus, using an on-demand charter means you can handpick the type of aircraft you want.

Book Your Private Flight

Ready to book your private jet? Here are four easy steps to chartering your next private plane.

1. Contact Paramount Business Jets

Step 1 - Contact Us
Give our aviation consultants a call to talk through your options

Your first step is to get in touch with us. Give our aviation consultants a call to talk through your options. Or, if you prefer, you can get a private jet quote online.

Our team can help pinpoint the ideal aircraft for your specific needs. This will take into account aspects such as aircraft size, departure and landing destinations, and any special requests.

2. Compare Aircraft

Step 2 - Compare Aircraft
Choose the best aircraft that suits your preferences

We’ll give you a list of aircraft to choose from. We show you only those options that suit the trip parameters you give us. Determine the best value in the market based on safety ratings, year of make, refurbishment date, client reviews, and your own preferences.

Once you’re happy with the aircraft, we’ll reserve it for you on your chosen dates.

3. Choose Trip Details

Step 3 - Choose Trip Details
Customize your flight with custom catering, ground transport, and other services

Our Trip Support department will reach out to you to customize your experience. We understand that flying private is a special experience. From ground transportation to in-flight catering and special requests, our VIP service is personalized from door to door.

4. Enjoy Your Trip

Step 4 - Enjoy your Flight
From all of us at Paramount, enjoy your trip!

After finalizing all these details, you’re all set. Use our simple booking service to pay for your trip in a way that’s convenient for you. We believe in transparency at Paramount Business Jets. That’s why our quotes are all-inclusive, with no hidden fees or surprises. You always know upfront what to expect with us.

Even after everything’s in place, we are still here for you. We’ll follow your trip, and we’re only ever one click away if you need us. From all of us at Paramount, enjoy your trip!

About Richard Zaher

Richard Zaher Richard Zaher is the founder and CEO of Paramount Business Jets. He is a pilot and the President of Air Charter Association of North America (ACANA). Richard is a graduate of Embry Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) with a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Studies. A seasoned international jet charter expert, entrepreneur, humanitarian, and the recipient of the Embry Riddle Eagle Excellence Award at the 2012 National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) convention. He is also an active member of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) as well as several safety and air charter organizations.

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