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FAQ's Flying by private jet for your ski holiday

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1. Why should I charter a private jet for my ski holiday?

Flying by private jet means you can get closer to your resort. As private jets are smaller than commercial aircraft, they are able to negotiate shorter runways so you can access smaller private airports, which tend to be closer to the resorts than the larger airports. For example, if you are skiing in Courchevel you can fly into Chambéry airport, an hour closer to the resort than the popular Geneva airport.

 

2. Can I take my ski equipment with me on a private jet?

Yes. Depending on how much equipment you have, our team of aviation experts will advise on the most suitable aircraft for you. Where some private jets have a particularly spacious cabin for their size, others offer much more generous hold space. Being able to bring your own skiing equipment with you is an important benefit of flying privately – there are no extra charges for over-sized baggage and you know that your skiis are carefully stored and there'll be no fears of them getting lost.

 

3. What private jet is best for travelling with a lot of ski equipment?

For a family travelling with ski equipment we'd recommend an Embraer Legacy 500 – spacious enough for everyone but with a good enough performance to land on shorter runways. The Citation Sovereign is another great option for generous baggage capacity but without compromising on performance. 

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4. Where should I fly to for my ski holiday?

This depends on the time of year and how far you want to travel. We've put a ski destination guide together for some inspiration around some of the best ski resorts. The higher you go, the more likely you are to have good snow, so we recommend higher altitude resorts, particularly at the very beginning and end of the season. But you're not limited to Europe! A large or global cabin jet can get you over to the States and some of the best skiing in the world – from Aspen, to Whistler and Vail.

 

5. When do I need to book my private jet for my ski holiday?

If you have decided on dates and where you want to go, we recommend that you book as soon as possible. The more in advance you book, the more availability and, usually, the lower the price. However, we are also able to respond very quickly to last minute requests. We have a 24/7 global support team who will be able to deal with your enquiry at any time. Referred to as the most flexible European JetCard programme by Conklin & de Decker, we also have our JetCard programme for more frequent fliers that provides much more flexible terms than ad hoc flying. As part of the JetCard benefits, we can guarantee you an aircraft with as little as 24 hours' notice.

 

6. What are the benefits of flying by private jet for my ski holiday?

The main benefit is time. With a much quicker end-to-end journey than you could ever manage on a scheduled service, you can spend less time travelling and more time on the slopes. Accessing the smaller airports means you can drastically shorten the transfer time to you resort – and if you really need to get there quickly we can arrange a helicopter to be waiting for you to take you straight up the mountains. Furthermore, everything will be taken care for you at the private terminal, which means there will be no queuing, waiting around or wasting time at an airport.

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7. What costs are included in my private jet flight?

There are two ways of chartering a private jet with us. You can either charter ad hoc, where we give you live market pricing, or you can purchase a JetCard. where we apply a fixed hourly rate for all your flying and you benefit from more flexible terms. With our JetCard, our hourly rates are inclusive of all additional charges – from airport surcharges to landing fees, catering and taxiing. Ad hoc pricing is based on live pricing and continued availavility, so the earlier you book the more likely you are to take advantage of better pricing! 

 

8. Can I take an empty leg for my ski trip?

Empty legs are flights that are due to operate without any passengers as the aircraft repositions back to its based or is going elsewhere to be ready for its next trip. You can save up to 75% on empty leg flights and they are a great option if you're flexible on when you want to travel. You can find our latest empty leg availability here.

 

9. Can I take my family on a private jet for my ski holiday?

Yes – you can generally take up to 16 people on a private jet. And for groups any larger than that we can organise a group charter on a larger commercial aircraft. Larger VIP configured aircraft are becoming more popular for large groups who want the comfort of a private jet.

 

10. Can I bring my pet on my ski holiday with me?

If you can't part with your four-legged friend for your ski holiday, we can organise for them to travel with you. You can find out about traveling by private jet with your pet here.

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Why should you fly to the slopes by private jet? 

- Access the smaller airports & get closer to your destination 

- Save time at the airport and spend more time skiing 

- Dedicated Account Managers & global presence 

- 24/7/365 support services 

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At Air Partner, we are committed to providing incredible service to our fliers. Whatever your travel requirements are, you can rest assured that your dedicated Account Manager will tailor your flying experience and always put you first. 

Our Experience

Founded in 1961, we are Europe’s longest serving private jet provider and we continue to set the benchmark for safety and service in private aviation. Our 24/7 global support team monitor all flights and we have 220 in house professionals across 19 offices globally. 

Our Safety

Safety is our highest priority, which is why the standards we set for our Quality Management System far exceed FAA requirements and industry norms. We conduct comprehensive audits of every operator we use, which include operating standards, crew experience, safety records, and even finances. 

Our Stability

We’ve spent nearly six decades creating a private jet service that makes your travel as stress free as possible. Our financial strength and stability have made Air Partner the first choice for heads of state, governments, Fortune 500 companies and private individuals worldwide. 

If you would prefer to speak to an Account Manager directly, please call us on +44 1293 844 886 or email us on privatejets@airpartner.com