Tips for Flying Safe During the 2023 Holiday Season

PUBLISHED ON 10.02.2022

As the holiday season approaches, it is time to start booking your flights and making proper travel arrangements. This year is the first in three years where you can expect more normalcy from your travel. With reduced restrictions, travel is much easier with more travel destination options, so there is plenty of reason to be excited.

Holiday travel can be hectic and pose a few risks, so it is vital that you are mindful as you plan your flights. Fortunately, taking the right precautions will allow you to fly safely during the holiday season, and choosing to fly private will provide you with a safer, more comfortable travel experience.

Flying Safe During the Holidays

As you plan your flights, you should prepare to follow some essential safety precautions and a few holiday season flying tips so that you can enjoy your trip to the fullest. Being mindful of the risks and preparing accordingly allows you to better experience your trip and avoid any issues. Here are some of the best tips for safe holiday travel in 2023.

Bring Your Essentials

It is a good idea to have all your travel essentials packed before you leave for your trip. Packing extra essentials like shampoo, toothpaste and other necessary toiletries allows you to avoid additional stops once you reach your destination. Avoiding extra stops prevents you from potentially delaying your flight or disrupting your travel itinerary.

When flying private, you can pack more of what you need without concern since private passengers do not have to pass through TSA or follow luggage restrictions. As a result, you can bring all of your necessities with no questions asked, like prescription medications, tissues, Tylenol, and more. Make sure to do a rundown of your packing list before heading out to the airport so that you know you have everything you need.

Fly Private vs. Flying Commercial

Flying private offers several advantages over flying commercial. For example, flying private allows you to avoid large crowds at security and throughout the airport. When flying commercial, there are far more risks of being delayed by other travelers or catching a cold in close quarters.

Private flights allow you to fly only with those you choose to fly with, reducing your risks for issues with other passengers and potential travel delays. Plus, with fewer passengers, private jet charter provides better one-on-one service and can better accommodate your individual safety needs.

Flying commercial also means that you must pack more conservatively and bring less on your trip to meet airline restrictions, making it more difficult to pack essentials. Private flights allow for more personal space, offer more safety precautions and are an overall far safer option for holiday travel.

Watch Out for Changes

Between the weather, packed airports and other potential concerns, holiday travel can come with rapid changes. Therefore, it is important that you stay up to date on your travel plans. Before traveling to your destination, double-check your confirmation for your accommodations and ground transportation and keep up to date with local weather so that you know you will be safe and secure once you arrive.

Especially if you are traveling internationally, it is crucial to be up to date on conditions at your destination. Always check the US Department of State website for any important updates regarding your destination.

Minimize any uncertainty this holiday season by doing your research and preparing yourself ahead of time with all the supplies you need. Planning your travel arrangements early this year is a good idea to keep you ahead of the curve. If you have any questions about your flight information or safety leading up to your flight, then you should be sure to contact your operator.

At Charter Flight Group, our concierge service is available 24/7 to assist you and ensure you have all the information you need for a safe and smooth flight. If weather becomes an issue, we can help you with your route planning and find the right path to keep you safe and out of harm’s way.

Follow Guidance from Your Flight Crew

Your flight crew is on board to provide you with excellent service and to keep you comfortable. However, their biggest priority is to keep you safe. Once you board your flight, your flight crew and pilot will have important safety information for you from procedures during your flight to potential updates. Make sure to pay attention to their guidance so you can have the smoothest flight possible.

At the same time, be sure to inform your flight crew of any safety needs you may have. Whether you need special accommodations to ensure your safety, have important medical needs, or have requests that will allow you to feel more comfortable, your flight crew will do whatever possible to meet them. When you fly with Charter Flight Group, you can contact us before your flight to inform us of any specific safety requests so we are prepared to meet them.

Booking Holiday Flights through Private Charter

When you book a private charter flight, you can be confident in your safety. Private charter is the best option for flying safely during the holidays. Private charter flights deliver you straight to the runway and have a separate security checkpoint called a Fixed Base Operator (FBO). With this approach, you can skip the lines at TSA and miss the crowds in the airport, which is especially important during the holiday rush.

Personal space is nearly impossible on a commercial flight. On a private jet, the only other passengers are those that you choose, so you do not have to risk being uncomfortable or catching a winter cold from passengers you do not know. Altogether, flying via private charter is the best option for flying safely during the holidays.

Avoiding commercial flights is one of the best ways to minimize your risk when you travel this holiday season. At Charter Flight Group, our staff is committed to following necessary safety precautions and providing the appropriate attention to detail so that you can stay safe. We are committed to creating a comfortable experience, meticulously cleaning flights, keeping you informed on your travel and accommodating any concerns you have along the way, all so you can maintain peace of mind.

Altogether, we provide every passenger with a safe flight experience year-round, carrying out extensive safety measures throughout each step of the process. Every plane meets detailed requirements through ARG/US certification and WYVERN approval, while every pilot holds an FAA-issued pilot license and meets WYVERN standards.

Choose the Right Holiday Flights

Taking the proper precautions for your holiday travel will make your travel experience much safer and more comfortable. Still, it is important that you choose a private jet charter operator that will both prioritize your safety and give you all the benefits of private air travel. For more information about flying safely via private jet charter during the holidays, contact Charter Flight Group. With our high safety standards, extensive amenities and outstanding service, we will make your travel experience unforgettable.

Whether you plan on flying during Christmas or booking Thanksgiving flights, make sure to book early. Keep in mind that the demand for private air travel has increased significantly over the past three years. Demand will only be higher as people begin booking for the holiday season, so get ahead of the travel rush and book with Charter Flight Group today.


Adam Petruccione


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