Many misconceptions about charter air travel exist even among the most enlightened people. Consequently, many people do not get to enjoy the exciting experience of chartering a flight, not because they cannot afford it, but out of sheer ignorance.

Today we will debunk some of the most common misconceptions. At the end of the day, you will clearly understand why using charter flights is an absolute joy. As you will see below, some of the myths and misconceptions about charter flights are simply outrageous. You should ignore them.

Now let us look at some of the misconceptions and myths you should be aware of. Once you understand how convenient chartering a flight is, you will realize how absurd the following misconceptions are. Let us debunk them one by one.

1. Only the Rich Can Charter a Flight

Of course, the rich can afford to charter a flight; but not just the rich. In reality, many people, including you, can afford to charter a flight. If you can afford to travel first class on a commercial flight, you can afford to charter a flight by yourself. Chartered flights only cost marginally more than travelling first class on a commercial flight. Besides, you can scour the websites of your local charter flight operators for special deals that could leave you wondering why you did not think about this in the first place.

2. Charter Flights Are Susceptible to Bad Weather

Nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, public airports are frequently shut down due to bad weather. Not so with chartered flights. Facilities used by chartered flights are often operational in spite of bad weather. This is perhaps because charter flights feature small aircraft that can fly above the foul weather. At the end of the day, bad weather is a natural element outside the control of humans. However, it would take extreme bad weather to keep a charter flight aircraft on the ground.

3. Charter Flights Are Not Safe

This is another downright absurd misconception, probably propagated by enemies of comfort and convenience. Every aircraft has to pass stringent federal tests before getting airborne. No one in their right mind would allow a passenger to board a faulty aircraft. In any case, most of the owners of these charter flights use them regularly for their personal trips. It would be foolhardy to fly an unsafe charter flight that could risk your life, leave alone that of other passengers.

4. You Have to Endure Long Security Lines

If there was an inaccurate sentence in reference to charter flights, this is one of the most fallacious. In fact, the converse is true: charter travel comes with some of the nicest perks. You are actually able to bypass long queues at commercial airports.

5. The Pricing Is Confusing

If there is a trophy for transparent pricing, charter flights would take it home. There are no hidden or blatant baggage fees. What you pay for is what you get, nothing more, and nothing less.

The problem with myths and misconceptions is that they deny you the enjoyment of a service that you have every right to enjoy. These misplaced perceptions are propagated by ignorant people, or clever marketers keen to sell you a lesser service at the price of the best value you already qualify for.

Chartering a flight comes with a host of benefits. While it is not the cheapest mode of air travel, compared to travelling first class on a commercial aircraft, the cost difference is marginal. Besides, the comfort, convenience and style afforded by a chartered flight are nowhere near that of a commercial flight, whichever class you may be travelling in.

Before you book your next flight, check out charter flights in your locality and you might be offered a host of special offers that would make flying a commercial plane outrageous.

  • Gretchen is a spiritual guide and life coach. She uses the MANDALA HEALS blog to dispense advice, tutorials & guides on various topics.

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