What are the benefits of using a private jet charter broker?
Using a private jet charter is like having a private aviation assistant. They learn about your preferences, needs, and family. This ensures that your flights are bespoke. They’ll also track your flight and take care of the little details. For example, they can ensure the aircraft is in position and has enough fuel. And they can check the catering for you and arrange to have someone help with your bags.
Brokers also give you access to more aircraft at better prices, often receiving a discount of at least 5%. At PBJ, we pass this saving onto the client. Using their expertise, brokers are able to spot potential overcharging. They can then use this knowledge to negotiate a lower price.
Brokers have a higher purchasing power than individuals because they make multiple purchases. This gives them more power to negotiate a lower price for the client.
If there’s a mechanical issue with the aircraft, a broker could save the day. Individuals who books aircrafts themselves may be left in a difficult position if an issue arises, as their money will be with the operator. This can mean lengthy delays. And a struggle to find a new aircraft – and pay for it. Plus, a broker can handle the aftermath and chase a refund from the original operator. In short, the client’s money is safe with a good broker.
Aircraft crew need to be properly vetted. An experienced broker will know what to ask and how to evaluate reports to see if they’re up to scratch. And they can go further by helping you with booking a hotel, arranging tickets to shows, arranging car rental and more. These services come at an additional cost but can be very convenient.
Although a broker can be a big help, you need to pick the right one to get maximum benefit. PBJ has no contracts or agreements with operators, which means they only have clients’ interests in mind.