You have two main options when booking a flight: private and commercial. There are reasons to pick each one. Here are 5 differences in flying private vs commercial.
1. Flying private is more comfortable
We’ve all been on a coach flight where the seats are too close together and there is hardly any leg room. With a private flight, you’ll have plenty of space and comfortable seats. It’s the only way to fly when traveling a long distance.
2. Flying private allows you to skip the baggage claim
Once you arrive at your destination, the last thing you want to do is sit around and wait for your baggage to arrive at the baggage claim. With a private flight, your luggage is waiting for you the moment you walk off the plane. No waiting.
3. Flying private means less crowds and no strangers on the flight
One of the worst things about flying commercial is all of the other people. You have to wait in long lines to even get through security and on the plane. When you finally do get on the plane, you will be surrounded by strangers. In the best case scenario you meet someone relatively interesting or someone who hardly talks the entire time. In a bad scenario, you will be next to a crying baby or something going through a personal crisis. Either way, you’d rather be on a private plane with people you know.
4. Flying private gives you more and better food and drink options
Food on commercial flights is notoriously bad. If you are lucky to get more than a bag of peanuts, the food is usually barely edible. On a private flight, you have a wider array of options to pick from. You will also be able to choose from a wide range of liquor if your’e looking to have a good time.
5. Flying commercial is significantly more inexpensive
We don’t all have the finances to fly private. The biggest reason to fly commercial is that it is most cost-effective. You will save a lot if you can put up with the small, uncomfortable seats, other people, and bad food.
Flying private is generally considered the better option. However, that doesn’t mean that it’s the best option for you. Look at your finances to determine what you can comfortably afford. However, you should fly private at least once in your life to enjoy the experience.