The one thing that can make you hate first class is flying on a private jet. Whether it is your first flight or the umpteenth, the seats, the serenity and the service get you every time.
However, what should be a wonderful flying experience can quickly be ruined by a few things, such as choosing the wrong travel clothes, being unruly, and acting spoilt.
Below are a few tips to help you make the right impression by choosing the best travel clothes and carrying yourself properly.
How to choose what to wear on a private jet
What you wear depends on a few important points. The first one is whose plane is it? If you are the one chartering the plane, then you can wear anything that won’t get you barred from the flight.
If it is someone else’s plane, dress as you would when going to visit the person. For close friends, this means matching the person’s dress sense. For work associates, this probably means corporate attire.
The second thing to think about is the purpose of the flight. Business trips and holidays require two very different outfit choices. If you are going on a holiday on your private charter, you can roll up in shorts and sandals.
The final thing that will affect your choice of travel clothes is your destination. The private jet might have temperature control, but your destination definitely does not. Therefore, if you are expecting a drastic change in weather, stuff extra layers in your carry-on.
Outfits for any occasion
With all that has been said already, it is helpful to know that some clothes and accessories transcend all criteria.
- Sunglasses – no matter where you are traveling to, what for, and the weather, you will always need sunglasses. Shades are good for hiding the fact that your makeup isn’t looking how you want it to and they also provide you with a measure of anonymity.
- Scarf – always take a scarf with you. Even if you are traveling to a warm climate, the plane could get chilly and a scarf will come in handy.
- A hat – there is always a good reason to wear a hat. A felt cap will keep you warm in winter, while a straw hat will protect you from the summer sun.
It is difficult to go wrong with choosing suitable travel clothes on a private jet. The only major warnings are: don’t try too hard and don’t try too little. If you are still unsure as to what to wear, you can always request the services of a personal shopper.
Now, how you dress is also a key factor in how you behave on the plane, and that is where it is very easy to go wrong.
How to carry yourself on a private jet
Remember that a private jet charter is not your private property, so you have to treat it how you would a rented car or hotel room.
So, the first thing to know is to be classy. Too many over-excited individuals relish the opportunity to party on a private jet, so they show up already intoxicated. There are also the types of people that jump up and down on the plane like it’s a bouncy castle.
While you would never be asked to disembark from a private jet (unless your behaviour is putting other people at risk), you can be prevented from using that company’s services in the future.
Another thing to consider is good manners. Every member of staff is at your beck and call for the entire duration of the flight, but they are not your personal servants and it is important to treat them with respect.
It is also prudent to follow the rules and guidelines of the service provider, the pilots, and the cabin crew. For starters, do not carry on more luggage than specified. There are weight restrictions for every plane and they are intended to keep everyone on board safe. There will also likely be restrictions for cabin luggage and larger suitcases and these must be adhered to strictly.
When you board the flight, you might be tempted to go nuts over the service and catering options. If you would like to order everything on the menu, there won’t be any complaints.
However, for big-ticket items, it is advisable to order them before the flight. As a matter of courtesy, make all requests when arranging the charter, so there are no surprises for the crew and no disappointments for you.
Having a pleasant flight
Once you go on a private jet, you probably won’t want to travel by any other means – but sadly your private jet charter days may be few and far between. Choosing the right outfit and behaving exceedingly well on the flight are good ways to ensure an enjoyable experience for all on board and this will also ingratiate you to the charter company.
And who knows, they might be so pleased with you, you might get a discount on your next trip!