Which aircraft come with flight attendants?
In the United States, large jets and those in higher categories are required to have flight attendants onboard. This includes the Embraer Legacy series, Gulfstreams, and the Challenger 604. In Europe, flight attendants are used on midsize jets and above. Flight attendants require their own seat.
Larger jets and above have a jump seat near the cockpit for the flight attendant to use, meaning the attendant generally stays out of the cabin. Some super midsize jets also have a jump seat.
If you’re on a smaller jet, you can still request a flight attendant although, as there’s no jump seat, they’ll need to sit with you in the cabin. This also reduces the number of permitted passengers by one, which can be an issue for some clients.
Does a private jet require one flight attendant or two flight attendants?
Private aircraft usually require one flight attendant, but you can request two if preferred. The flight attendant assigned to that aircraft usually flies with the owner regularly and knows the aircraft. For instance, they’ll know where the supplies are, how the galley equipment operates, and how to convert seats to beds where possible.
Flight attendants cost approximately $500 per day, provided the aircraft stays with you. If you keep the plane for an extended stay, the operator may fly the flight attendant back home and then fly them out again for your return leg.