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Private Jet to Santa Monica

Paramount Business Jets ensures the highest level of safety and offers the best prices for all private aircraft charter services to and from Santa Monica, California, providing you with the safest private jets available.

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Overview

Santa Monica Private Jet Charter – Aircraft, Airports & Routes

Paramount Business jets specializes in delivering private charter flights to and from Santa Monica, California. 

Santa Monica is a very popular and convenient destination for private air travel and PBJ is the ultimate charter provider to take you there in luxury, style, and comfort. Whether traveling domestically or internationally, PBJ has such a large selection of available aircraft that you are sure to find the ideal private jet for your trip.

Santa Monica is located just 50 miles or less from no fewer than 22 airports. The closest of these airports include the Santa Monica Municipal Airport (SMO), the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), the Northrop Field Municipal Airport (HHR), the Van Nuys Airport (VNY), and the Bob Hope Airport (BUR), all of which are within just15 miles from the city limits of Santa Monica.

A quick private jet search reveals an astounding 314 private jets being available for charter on-demand within a 50-mile radius of Santa Monica city center. Although you have a virtually limitless selection of aircraft to choose from, most popular private jet types in the Santa Monica area include light jets (Citation CJ3, Learjet 35A, and Premier IA), midsize jets (Hawker 800XP and Learjet 60), and large jets (Gulfstream IV, Legacy 600, and Challenger 601).

We also have access to a large selection of ultra-long-range private jets such as the G-550, the Global Express, the Falcon 7X and more. 

Contact us at any time by phone at +1-877-727-2538 Ext. 1, send us an email or get a quick quote online for more information.

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Private Jet Pricing

How much does a private jet to Santa Monica cost?

The cost of renting a private jet to or from Santa Monica will depend on which aircraft you choose, how far you need to travel and how long you need to stay before you return, in addition to other factors.

For example, a private jet flight from Santa Monica to Las Vegas on a very light jet with 4 passengers will cost around 5,000 USD, all in or a private jet flight from Santa Monica to Denver on a light jet with 4 passengers will cost around 13,500 USD one way.

The average hourly rental rates of various private jets per flying hour are as follows.

Here are a few more popular Santa Monica routes with price estimates included.

To/From Location
Portland
Aspen
San Diego
Palm Springs
Santa Fe
Aircraft type
Light Jets
Large Jets
Turboprop Aircraft
Turboprop Aircraft
Turboprop Aircraft
Flight Time
1.7h
1.5h
0.5h
0.5h
1.8h
PAX
6-7
10-16
6-8
6-8
6-8
Price One-Way
From $10,374 $66
From $22,477 $118
From $5,901 $10
From $5,901 $10
From $7,030 $35
The Hourly Rates are:

Here are the average hourly rental rates based on various aircraft categories. To get a quick Santa Monica private flight price estimate use our instant cost calculator online.

  • Very Light Jet

    Very Light Jets Citation Mustang, Eclipse 550, Hondajet, Phenom 100 and similar

    2-4
    From $2,500 per hour
  • Light Jet

    Light Jets Citation CJ3, Hawker 400XP, Learjet 40 and similar

    6-7
    From $3,000 per hour
  • Super Light Jet

    Super Light Jets Learjet 75, Phenom 300 and similar

    7-8
    From $3,500 per hour
  • Midsize Jet

    Midsize Jets Citation Excel, Hawker 800XP and similar

    8-9
    From $4,300 per hour
  • Super Midsize Jet

    Super Midsize Jets Challenger 300, Citation X, Falcon 2000 and similar

    8-10
    From $5,100 per hour
  • Large Jet

    Large Jets Challenger 650, Falcon 900LX, Legacy 650 and similar

    10-16
    From $6,500 per hour
  • Ultra Long Range Jets Falcon 7X, Global 7500, Gulfstream G650 and similar

    12-16
    From $10,000 per hour
  • VIP Airliner

    VIP Airliners Airbus ACJ320, Boeing Business Jet, Lineage 100 and similar

    16-50
    From $16,000 per hour
  • Helicopter

    Helicopters AW139, Sikorsky S-76C and similar

    3-6
    From $1,700 per hour

Note: Santa Monica private jet charter prices increased by almost 20% from 2020 to 2022 due to COVID. The good news is in 2023, we are seeing gradual decreases in pricing to pre-COVID levels.

Empty Leg Flights

Save on Your Santa Monica Private Charter Flights

These days, over 30% of private jet charters are flying empty either to get into the position for the next booked flight or to return to their home base. These flights are known as empty legs and are one-way private jet flights without any payload or passengers on board.

It often happens that such an empty-leg flight has been paid for in part by the original flyer and is therefore offered at reduced rates. Empty legs offer price advantages with cost savings of up to 75% when compared to standard private jet travel rates.

At any given time, there may be more than 3,000 empty legs available worldwide. Once you let us know about your preferred routes and dates, we can match your air charter schedule with empty-leg charter flights available on the market.

Using multiple platforms, Paramount Business Jets offers the most comprehensive empty-leg flight search on the market.

Santa Monica Airports

Best Airports for Your Santa Monica Charter Flights

Airports Santa Monica Airports within 50 Miles

  • Santa Monica Municipal Airport, KSMO, SMO,

    Santa Monica, California, United States

  • Los Angeles International Airport, KLAX, LAX,

    Los Angeles, California, United States

  • Northrop Field Municipal Airport, KHHR, HHR,

    Hawthorne, California, United States

  • Van Nuys Airport, KVNY, VNY,

    Van Nuys, California, United States

  • Hollywood Burbank Airport, KBUR, BUR,

    Burbank, California, United States

  • Compton/Woodley Airport, KCPM, CPM,

    Compton, California, United States

  • Whiteman Airport, KWHP, WHP,

    Los Angeles, California, United States

  • Zamperini Field Airport, KTOA, TOA,

    Torrance, California, United States

  • Long Beach Municipal Airport, KLGB, LGB,

    Long Beach, California, United States

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Santa Monica Available Airport Options

Private Jet Interiors

Santa Monica Private Jets by Interiors and Rates

1. Light Jets and Very Light Jets

Light jets and very light jets are cost-effective solutions for shorter flights to and from Santa Monica. These aircraft are ideal for individual travel, accommodating 4 to 6 passengers, and boast lower hourly rates, starting at $2,600, and a non-stop range of 1100 to 1900 nautical miles.

2. Midsize and Super Midsize Jets

For those seeking to travel farther and enjoy non-stop travel across the country, midsize and super-midsize jets offer the perfect balance of range, speed, and passenger capacity. These aircraft can accommodate up to 8 passengers, with a non-stop range of 1300 to 4000 nautical miles and hourly rates starting at $3200.

3. Large and Ultra Long-Range Jets

For those who require the ultimate in luxury, speed, and range, large and ultra-long-range jets are the pinnacle of private aviation. These aircraft are particularly suitable for coast-to-coast or intercontinental flights, accommodating up to 16 passengers in the utmost comfort with a range of 3600 to 6700 nautical miles and hourly rates starting at $5600.

Aircraft Interiors and Seating Configurations

Although the interior design of the aircraft may vary from one aircraft to another, the seating configurations will generally look like the sample interior pictures provided.

Very Light Jets
2-4
371 KTAS
$2500 - $3500
Light Jets
6-7
492 KTAS
$3000 - $3500
Super Light Jets
7-8
465 KTAS
$3500 - $4000
Midsize Jets
8-9
470 KTAS
$4300 - $4750
Super Midsize Jets
8-10
530 KTAS
$5100 - $6500
Large Jets
10-16
513 KTAS
$6500 - $9500
Ultra Long Range Jets
12-16
516 KTAS
$10000 - $14000
VIP Airliners
16-50
485 KTAS
$16000 - $23000
Helicopters
3-6
190 KTAS
$1700 - $2500

Santa Monica Aircraft

Aircraft Available Locally by Jet Type and Age

Aircraft NameCategoryYOMSeatsAvg. Hourly PriceBaggage Space
Citation MustangVLJ2009 4 $2,900 63 ft³
HondajetVLJ2017 4 $3,300 65.34 ft³
Phenom 100VLJ2009 4 $3,250 61.46 ft³
Phenom 100VLJ2010 4 $3,250 61.46 ft³
Phenom 100VLJ2009 4 $3,250 61.46 ft³
Phenom 100VLJ2009 4 $3,250 61.46 ft³
Beechjet 400ALight2008 6 $3,250 53 ft³
Citation BravoLight1997 7 $3,300 15.54 ft³
Citation CJ1Light1999 5 $2,800 55 ft³
Citation CJ2Light2001 6 $3,350 65 ft³
Citation CJ2Light2002 6 $3,350 65 ft³
Citation CJ2Light2003 6 $3,350 65 ft³
Citation CJ2Light2002 6 $3,350 65 ft³
Citation CJ3Light2008 7 $3,750 14.82 ft³
Citation CJ3Light2009 6 $3,750 14.82 ft³
Citation CJ3Light2008 7 $3,750 14.82 ft³
Citation VLight2000 7 $3,250 70.62 ft³
Citation VLight2000 7 $3,250 70.62 ft³
Learjet 35ALight2000 7 $2,850 38.84 ft³
Learjet 40Light2004 7 $3,500 65 ft³
Learjet 40XRLight2004 6 $3,750 65 ft³
Learjet 40XRLight2006 6 $3,750 65 ft³
Learjet 40XRLight2004 6 $3,750 65 ft³
Phenom 300Light2015 7 $4,300 85 ft³
Phenom 300Light2010 6 $4,300 85 ft³
Premier ILight2008 6 $3,350 76.9 ft³
Westwind ILight2000 6 $3,400 62.9 ft³
Citation ExcelSuper Light2001 8 $4,300 79.8 ft³
Citation ExcelSuper Light2003 8 $4,300 79.8 ft³
Citation ExcelSuper Light2001 8 $4,300 79.8 ft³
Citation XLS+Super Light2004 8 $4,300 81.22 ft³
Learjet 45Super Light2000 8 $4,450 65 ft³
Learjet 45XRSuper Light2008 8 $4,450 65 ft³
Learjet 45XRSuper Light2012 8 $4,450 65 ft³
Learjet 70Super Light2013 6 $4,450 50 ft³
Learjet 75Super Light2014 8 $4,450 50 ft³
Learjet 75Super Light2013 8 $4,450 50 ft³
Phenom 300Super Light2017 7 $4,300 85 ft³
Phenom 300Super Light2011 7 $4,300 85 ft³
Phenom 300ESuper Light2019 6 $4,300 84 ft³
Citation LatitudeMidsize2018 9 $5,800 127 ft³
Citation SovereignMidsize2000 8 $5,100 134.2 ft³
Citation XMidsize2000 8 $5,100 82 ft³
Citation XMidsize2000 8 $5,100 82 ft³
Falcon 200Midsize2000 9 $4,850 41 ft³
G150Midsize2008 8 $4,750 80 ft³
G150Midsize2006 8 $4,750 0 ft³
Gulfstream G150Midsize2008 7 $4,750 80 ft³
Gulfstream G150Midsize2007 8 $4,750 80 ft³
Hawker 800AMidsize2000 - -
Hawker 800AMidsize2000 - -
Hawker 800XPMidsize1998 8 $4,450 48 ft³
Hawker 800XPMidsize1998 8 $4,450 48 ft³
Hawker 800XPMidsize1999 8 $4,450 48 ft³
Hawker 800XPMidsize2005 8 $4,450 48 ft³
Hawker 850XPMidsize2007 8 $4,450 49.5 ft³
Hawker 900XPMidsize2007 9 $4,650 49.8 ft³
Hawker 900XPMidsize2007 9 $4,650 49.8 ft³
Learjet 55Midsize2000 7 $3,350 58 ft³
Learjet 60Midsize2000 7 $4,500 48 ft³
Learjet 60Midsize2007 8 $4,500 48 ft³
Learjet 60Midsize2005 8 $4,500 48 ft³
Learjet 60Midsize2006 8 $4,500 48 ft³
Learjet 60Midsize1997 8 $4,500 48 ft³
Learjet 60Midsize1997 8 $4,500 48 ft³
Learjet 60Midsize2000 7 $4,500 48 ft³
Learjet 60XRMidsize2008 7 $4,500 48 ft³
Challenger 300Super Midsize2009 9 $5,950 105.94 ft³
Challenger 300Super Midsize2004 9 $5,950 105.94 ft³
Challenger 300Super Midsize2004 9 $5,950 105.94 ft³
Challenger 300Super Midsize2006 9 $5,950 105.94 ft³
Challenger 300Super Midsize2012 9 $5,950 105.94 ft³
Challenger 350Super Midsize2015 8 $5,950 105.58 ft³
Challenger 350Super Midsize2016 8 $5,950 105.58 ft³
Challenger 350Super Midsize2016 8 $5,950 105.58 ft³
Challenger 600Super Midsize2000 12 $6,200 115 ft³
Citation XSuper Midsize1999 8 $5,100 82 ft³
Citation XSuper Midsize1999 8 $5,100 82 ft³
Citation XSuper Midsize2003 8 $5,100 82 ft³
Falcon 2000Super Midsize1998 9 $6,500 130.66 ft³
Falcon 2000Super Midsize2000 9 $6,500 130.66 ft³
Falcon 2000Super Midsize2001 9 $6,500 130.66 ft³
Falcon 2000Super Midsize2001 9 $6,500 130.66 ft³
Falcon 2000Super Midsize1997 9 $6,500 130.66 ft³
Falcon 2000Super Midsize1999 9 $6,500 130.66 ft³
Falcon 2000Super Midsize1998 9 $6,500 130.66 ft³
Falcon 2000Super Midsize2002 9 $6,500 130.66 ft³
Falcon 2000Super Midsize2001 9 $6,500 130.66 ft³
Falcon 2000EXSuper Midsize2004 8 $6,500 131 ft³
Falcon 2000EXSuper Midsize2004 9 $6,500 131 ft³
Falcon 2000EXSuper Midsize2004 8 $6,500 131 ft³
Falcon 50Super Midsize2000 9 $5,850 90.06 ft³
Falcon 50Super Midsize2000 9 $5,850 90.06 ft³
Falcon 50EXSuper Midsize2002 9 $5,850 115 ft³
G200Super Midsize2007 9 $5,950 150 ft³
G200Super Midsize2006 9 $5,950 150 ft³
GIISuper Midsize2000 12 $5,550 155.38 ft³
Gulfstream G200Super Midsize2000 9 $5,950 150 ft³
Gulfstream G200Super Midsize2005 9 $5,950 150 ft³
Gulfstream G200Super Midsize2008 9 $5,950 150 ft³
Gulfstream G200Super Midsize2005 9 $5,950 150 ft³
Gulfstream G200Super Midsize2002 9 $5,950 150 ft³
Gulfstream G200Super Midsize2008 9 $5,950 150 ft³
Gulfstream G200Super Midsize2002 9 $5,950 150 ft³
Gulfstream G250Super Midsize2018 8 $4,750 154 ft³
Gulfstream G280Super Midsize2018 9 $5,950 154 ft³
Challenger 604Large2003 10 $7,500 115 ft³
Challenger 604Large1998 7 $7,500 115 ft³
Challenger 604Large1996 10 $7,500 115 ft³
Challenger 604Large2004 10 $7,500 115 ft³
Challenger 604Large2000 10 $7,500 115 ft³
Challenger 604Large2000 10 $7,500 115 ft³
Challenger 604Large2000 10 $7,500 115 ft³
Challenger 604Large2000 10 $7,500 115 ft³
Falcon 2000LXLarge2007 8 $6,500 131 ft³
Falcon 2000LXLarge2008 10 $6,500 131 ft³
Falcon 2000LXLarge2005 8 $6,500 131 ft³
Falcon 900CLarge2001 14 $8,050 127 ft³
Falcon 900CLarge2001 14 $8,050 127 ft³
Falcon 900EXLarge2004 14 $7,700 127.12 ft³
Falcon 900EXLarge2006 14 $7,700 127.12 ft³
Falcon 900EXLarge1998 14 $7,700 127.12 ft³
G450Large2010 14 $8,500 169.5 ft³
G450Large2009 8 $8,500 169.5 ft³
G450Large2010 14 $8,500 169.5 ft³
G450Large2006 8 $8,500 169.5 ft³
G550Large2006 14 $10,900 226 ft³
G550Large2006 16 $10,900 226 ft³
GIIILarge2000 12 $6,200 155.38 ft³
GIIILarge2000 12 $6,200 155.38 ft³
GIVLarge2000 14 $7,200 169.5 ft³
GIVLarge2000 14 $7,200 169.5 ft³
GIVSPLarge1998 12 $7,700 169 ft³
Global 5000Large2013 8 $9,500 195 ft³
Global 5000Large2014 8 $9,500 195 ft³
Global ExpressLarge2000 14 $11,000 325 ft³
Gulfstream G400Large2004 13 $8,500 169 ft³
Gulfstream G400Large2004 13 $8,500 169 ft³
Gulfstream G450Large2008 8 $8,500 169.5 ft³
Gulfstream G450Large2009 8 $8,500 169.5 ft³
Gulfstream G450Large2005 8 $8,500 169.5 ft³
Gulfstream G450Large2016 14 $8,500 169.5 ft³
Gulfstream G450Large2008 8 $8,500 169.5 ft³
Gulfstream G500Large2023 16 $9,500 176.58 ft³
Gulfstream G500Large2005 16 $9,500 176.58 ft³
Gulfstream G500Large2009 16 $9,500 176.58 ft³
Gulfstream GIVLarge2000 14 $7,200 169.5 ft³
Gulfstream GIVLarge1998 14 $7,200 169.5 ft³
Gulfstream GIV-SPLarge2002 13 $7,700 169 ft³
Gulfstream GIV-SPLarge1999 13 $7,700 169 ft³
Gulfstream GIV-SPLarge2006 13 $7,700 169 ft³
Gulfstream GIV-SPLarge1996 13 $7,700 169 ft³
Gulfstream GIV-SPLarge2002 13 $7,700 169 ft³
Gulfstream GIV-SPLarge1997 13 $7,700 169 ft³
Gulfstream GIV-SPLarge1998 13 $7,700 169 ft³
Gulfstream GIV-SPLarge2002 13 $7,700 169 ft³
Gulfstream GIV-SPLarge2002 13 $7,700 169 ft³
Gulfstream GIV-SPLarge1999 13 $7,700 169 ft³
Gulfstream GIV-SPLarge2002 13 $7,700 169 ft³
Gulfstream GIV-SPLarge1999 13 $7,700 169 ft³
Gulfstream GIV-SPLarge1997 13 $7,700 169 ft³
Gulfstream GIV-SPLarge2002 13 $7,700 169 ft³
Gulfstream GIV-SPLarge1997 13 $7,700 169 ft³
Gulfstream GIV-SPLarge1999 13 $7,700 169 ft³
Gulfstream GIV-SPLarge1997 13 $7,700 169 ft³
GVSPLarge2005 15 $8,900 226 ft³
Legacy 600Large2007 12 $7,700 286 ft³
Legacy 650Large2017 12 $7,700 286 ft³
Boeing Business JetVIP Airliner2000 19 $18,600 5297.2 ft³
Boeing Business JetVIP Airliner2001 16 $18,600 5297.2 ft³
BELL 407Helicopter2009 6 - -
Bell 429 GlobalrangerHelicopter2017 5 $4,350 74 ft³
Eurocopter AS-350-B2Helicopter2006 5 $1,850 35.32 ft³
Eurocopter AS-350-B2Helicopter2004 5 $1,850 35.32 ft³
Robinson R-66Helicopter2010 4 $1,100 18 ft³
Robinson R44 Raven IIHelicopter2005 3 $900 38 ft³
Robinson R44 Raven IIHelicopter2006 3 $900 38 ft³
Robinson R44 Raven IIHelicopter2007 3 $900 38 ft³
Robinson R44 Raven IIHelicopter2007 3 $900 38 ft³
Sikorsky S-76BHelicopter2000 10 $5,850 38.84 ft³
Falcon 7XUltra Long Range2012 15 $11,400 141.26 ft³
G550Ultra Long Range2007 15 $10,900 226 ft³
G550Ultra Long Range2006 15 $10,900 226 ft³
Global 6000Ultra Long Range2016 12 $11,000 195 ft³
Global 6000Ultra Long Range2015 12 $11,000 195 ft³
Global 7500Ultra Long Range2021 14 $14,000 195 ft³
Global ExpressUltra Long Range1998 14 $11,000 325 ft³
Global ExpressUltra Long Range2011 14 $11,000 325 ft³
Global ExpressUltra Long Range2003 14 $11,000 325 ft³
Global ExpressUltra Long Range2000 14 $11,000 325 ft³
Global ExpressUltra Long Range1999 14 $11,000 325 ft³
Global ExpressUltra Long Range2002 14 $11,000 325 ft³
Gulfstream G550Ultra Long Range2015 15 $10,900 226 ft³
Gulfstream G550Ultra Long Range2009 15 $10,900 226 ft³
Gulfstream G550Ultra Long Range2007 15 $10,900 226 ft³
Gulfstream G550Ultra Long Range2015 15 $10,900 226 ft³
Gulfstream G550Ultra Long Range2006 15 $10,900 226 ft³
Gulfstream G550Ultra Long Range2004 15 $10,900 226 ft³
Gulfstream G550Ultra Long Range2013 15 $10,900 226 ft³
Gulfstream G550Ultra Long Range2010 15 $10,900 226 ft³
Gulfstream G550Ultra Long Range2007 15 $10,900 226 ft³
Gulfstream G550Ultra Long Range2004 15 $10,900 226 ft³
Gulfstream G550Ultra Long Range2007 15 $10,900 226 ft³
Gulfstream G550Ultra Long Range2006 15 $10,900 226 ft³
Gulfstream G550Ultra Long Range2008 15 $10,900 226 ft³
Gulfstream G650Ultra Long Range2013 14 $13,000 195 ft³
Gulfstream G650Ultra Long Range2014 16 $13,000 195 ft³
Gulfstream G650Ultra Long Range2014 14 $13,000 195 ft³
Gulfstream G650ERUltra Long Range2018 13 $13,000 195 ft³
Gulfstream G650ERUltra Long Range2018 13 $13,000 195 ft³
Gulfstream G650ERUltra Long Range2022 13 $13,000 195 ft³
Gulfstream G650ERUltra Long Range2019 13 $13,000 195 ft³
Gulfstream GVUltra Long Range1999 13 $10,000 226 ft³
Gulfstream GVUltra Long Range2001 13 $10,000 226 ft³
Gulfstream GVUltra Long Range2000 13 $10,000 226 ft³
Gulfstream GVUltra Long Range1997 13 $10,000 226 ft³
Gulfstream GVUltra Long Range2001 13 $10,000 226 ft³
Gulfstream GVUltra Long Range2001 13 $10,000 226 ft³
Gulfstream GVUltra Long Range2001 13 $10,000 226 ft³
Gulfstream GVUltra Long Range1997 13 $10,000 226 ft³
Gulfstream GVUltra Long Range2000 13 $10,000 226 ft³
Gulfstream GVUltra Long Range1996 13 $10,000 226 ft³
Gulfstream GVUltra Long Range1998 14 $10,000 226 ft³
Gulfstream GVUltra Long Range1999 13 $10,000 226 ft³
Gulfstream GVUltra Long Range1999 13 $10,000 226 ft³
Gulfstream GVUltra Long Range1998 13 $10,000 226 ft³
Gulfstream GVUltra Long Range2001 13 $10,000 226 ft³
Gulfstream GVUltra Long Range2000 13 $10,000 226 ft³
Gulfstream GVUltra Long Range1998 13 $10,000 226 ft³
Gulfstream GVUltra Long Range1997 13 $10,000 226 ft³

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Charter Jets FAQ

Your Ultimate Santa Monica Charter Resource

  • Do I have to stop for customs when I fly on a private jet?

    Passengers on all international private charter flights will have to stop at customs. In certain countries, you may have to go through customs at a specific port of entry; for example, you must stop in Tahiti to perform customs checks en route to Bora Bora. You’ll also need to stop at the first port of entry when entering the U.S. from Mexico.

  • How much rest does the crew need before they can depart again?

    Crew members are required to have a 10-hour rest period within each 24-hour cycle. The maximum duty day is 14 hours and must be followed by a 10-hour rest period at their hotel. When scheduling a flight, operators usually account for 12 hours of rest instead of 10. These extra two hours allow the crew time to get to their hotel, rest for the required time, and return to the airport.

  • How long does a fuel stop for a private jet flight take?

    The average fuel stop takes 45–60 minutes. To speed up fuel stops, the operator, or pilots may call ahead, so a fuel truck is waiting for the aircraft on arrival. For smaller jets, a fuel stop can take as little as 30 minutes.

  • Will my private jet charter use the same airport as a commercial airline?

    No. When you charter a private jet, you generally fly into a private airport. However, you could access the same airports as a commercial airline if you request to do so or if there are no private airport options. However, using a large mainstream airport like Los Angeles International or London Heathrow is often a bad choice for private jets, as flying to a smaller regional private airport is much faster and often makes for a more luxurious experience.

  • Is the age of an aircraft a safety factor?

    Aircraft age is not a safety factor. However, if the aircraft is older and hasn’t been refurbished properly, it may cause flyers some inconvenience, such as overheating, faulty air conditioning, or faulty plumbing in the lavatory.

  • How much luggage am I allowed to bring on a private jet?

    As a rule of thumb, each seat on a light or midsize jet equates to one passenger and one item of luggage. Each item of luggage is considered to be the standard 23 kilograms, or about 50 lbs. Large jets are designed for long-range trips, which typically involve longer stays, so you can carry more than one item of luggage per person.

  • Are there aircraft that are wheelchair accessible?

    There are many aircraft that are wheelchair accessible. Most of them are large jets or above and have a straight aisle. If the jet has a zigzag aisle – like the Falcon 900 – it will be difficult to maneuver the wheelchair onboard the aircraft. You’ll also need the right type of wheelchair; many motorized wheelchairs won’t fit and can’t be collapsed. If this is the case, you’ll need a smaller, temporary wheelchair. Some aircraft operators have smaller wheelchairs that can be used. Please speak with your Paramount private jet expert to review your aircraft options.

  • Can I fly with large sums of cash?

    Yes, you can. This is a common occurrence for many private jet clients. You can fly with up to $5 million in cash as long as you declare that cash when coming through customs. For domestic trips, there’s no limit and no need to declare it.

  • Which private jets come with flight attendants?

    In the United States, large jets and above are required to have flight attendants onboard; in Europe, flight attendants are used on midsize jets and above. Flight attendants require their own seats. 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.

  • Which airports offer ramp access, allowing the client to drive their car right up to their private jet?

    Private jet clients can often have a limo drive them right up to the private jet, or even drive their own car to the plane. That said, different airports have different policies, and some may not offer ramp access. Please speak with your Paramount Aviation Advisor to review your options for a given trip.

  • Do private jets come with Wi-Fi?

    Many private jets do have Wi-Fi, and it’s increasingly available free of charge on U.S. domestic flights. On international flights, prices range from $3.00-$8.50 USD per megabyte used. This means that opening up social media sites that are rich in images and videos could quickly cost you $20 – and downloading a feature-length movie could cost thousands!

  • When is on-demand private jet charter better than buying a block of hours?

    Private jet charter can be a lot cheaper than buying a block of hours for a one-way flight, as you can access floating fleets or an empty leg to reduce the cost. With a block of hours, the price covers a round trip. If you only fly one-way, you are effectively paying double.

  • What is a carbon-neutral flight?

    Every aircraft burns jet fuel and emits a certain amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) into the atmosphere. This can be offset via one of several carbon offset programs that allow private jet clients to purchase a certain number of carbon credits to offset the emissions from their flights. A carbon-neutral flight is one that offsets the carbon emissions it uses via a formal process.

  • Can I have a flexible departure time for my private jet flight?

    Yes, it is possible to have a flexible departure when flying privately. Operators typically offer a 30-minute to two-hour window, but you can request a longer window as long as it doesn’t interfere with the maximum crew duty day or their next scheduled flight. Please confirm with your Paramount Aviation Advisor at the time of booking your jet.

  • When should I hire a Boeing Business Jet?

    Boeing Business Jets (BBJs) have unique amenities that extend far beyond sheer size and are often equipped with 1-2 bedrooms and 2-3 bathrooms (one more of those bathrooms may even offer stand-up showers.) These airliner-based executive aircraft also feature tall or ‘stand-up’ cabins that are also longer and wider than more typical corporate aircraft.

  • How soon can I have a private jet ready from the time I call in the request?

    Generally speaking, with as little as 4 hours of notice. However, we have had wheels up in as little as 32 minutes from the time our client called us to book the flight and had them in the air. It depends on a few factors, such as how long it takes for the pilots to arrive at the airport (generally, there is a 2-hour call-out time for the pilots), and whether the aircraft is ready to go at the airport with no repositioning needed. Our Jet Card members enjoy faster booking since they have funds on account and can confirm a flight with a simple email.

  • Can I access my luggage while in flight?

    On most private jets, you will be able to access your luggage during the flight. That’s because luggage and passengers are situated on the same level. This is in contrast to commercial airlines, where checked luggage is stored in a cargo hold. On large private jets, luggage is often stored in a compartment behind the lavatory, which means easy access to your bags.

  • When are private jet charter landing and takeoff slots applicable?

    A landing or takeoff slot is simply a small window of time in which your aircraft is scheduled to fly in or out of the airport. You will need a landing and takeoff slot if you fly to a high-density airport in the United States or one that is hosting a special event with a significant number of aircraft arriving and departing. If you’re flying internationally, you will need a landing and takeoff slot for all major European cities. Please check with your Paramount Aviation Advisor at the time of booking for a specific route.

  • What kind of in-flight catering is available on a private jet?

    Other than the standard snacks and drinks, you can order local cuisine options for your catering on board. In short, anything that doesn’t need to be cooked can be ordered; hot food must be precooked and then warmed on board.

  • Can I bring pets with me on private jet flights?

    Of course! Just let us know in advance. The majority of the operators and aircraft owners allow pets onboard. In some cases, a small cleaning fee may apply. That said, there are specific requirements that must be met when traveling with your pet, including making sure that all documentation and vaccination records for your pet(s) are correct and up-to-date. Dogs and cats must also be at least eight weeks old and weaned when traveling within the U.S.

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