- Private Jet Travel Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
A Guide to NetJets
Whether you are a seasoned traveller or new to private aviation, NetJets wants to help you understand your options. To assist in your exploration, NetJets offers answers to frequently asked questions that detail the expert safety protocols and highly personalised services synonymous with NetJets.
Who is NetJets?Beginning as the first private jet charter and management company, NetJets has led the industry for 55+ years. Then in 1986, we revolutionised it with the concept of shared ownership and proceeded to build the largest, most diverse private jet fleet in the world. Today, as a Berkshire Hathaway company, NetJets offers a full range of personalised solutions to meet and exceed the incredible needs and high standards of the world’s most discerning travellers.
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What are the specific advantages to flying with NetJets?Our commitment to the highest levels of safety, then service, is unmatched in private aviation. From our fleet of over 760 aircraft and our access to more than 5,000 airports worldwide to our highly personalised service and generational relationships, NetJets is the ultimate private travel solution. When you are ready to travel again, we want to help you rediscover your favourite places – and perhaps introduce you to some new ones too.
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How safe is it to fly private?For 55+ years, NetJets has led the industry in safety standards. Even though our pilots are first-class when they join us, we turn them into world-class through the most extensive training programme in the industry. NetJets invests more in training than any other private jet company, and more than many commercial airlines. In 2020, we made a $16 million+ investment in our COVID-19 response to protect our Owners, Crewmembers, and employees. When taking every precaution matters, NetJets will always be the smart advantage. Because flying with NetJets means peace of mind – and that is the ultimate luxury.
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Where can I travel with NetJets?From the busiest travel hubs to the shorter runways in the world’s most exclusive destinations, NetJets will get you there. NetJets flies into and out of more than 5,000 airports across 200 countries and territories, which is more than the Top 4 airlines combined. In 2021, we introduced our first Global 7500 – with a range of 7,500 nautical miles, the equivalent of flying nonstop from New York to Beijing – into the NetJets US fleet. For European Owners, subject to availability, it will also be possible to request and interchange onto the Global 7500.
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Why should I choose NetJets over a charter option?Private jet charter has a decidedly different business model than does NetJets. With the average charter company operating a fleet of fewer than 10 aircraft, these small operators rely on a network of brokers and charter aggregators to bring their aircraft to market, creating even less transparency regarding who operates the aircraft and to what standards. NetJets owns and operates the largest, most diverse fleet of private jets in the world, offering fractional jet ownership, private jet lease, jet cards, and a membership programme. With this comes reliable access and a consistent experience on each and every flight.
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What type of aircraft does NetJets fly?NetJets’ aircraft are singular in design, luxury and convenience. We offer 11 superior aircraft models globally, including six in Europe, in four luxury jet classes. From light jet models designed to land safely at the smallest airports to large jet aircraft that can transport up to 14 passengers for nearly 7,300 statute miles, NetJets offers an aircraft for every need.
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What is the NetJets fractional aircraft ownership model?The NetJets fractional jet ownership (or shared ownership) model provides the immediacy and luxury of whole aircraft ownership without the operational complexities and hidden overheads. Owners purchase a portion, or share, of a specific aircraft. And that share equals a specific number of hours to fly on that aircraft type – with the ability to upgrade or downgrade to any other aircraft in the fleet. Owners typically purchase shares in 25-hour increments with a minimum of 50 hours.
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Can we fly with our pets?NetJets makes every effort to ensure that pets are as comfortable as possible on every flight because we know pets are part of the family. We have welcomed dogs and cats – even pigs – on board Owner flights. In fact, NetJets flew more than 24,000 pet passengers in 2020.
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Is NetJets the right solution for me?With a variety of programmes to choose from and the ability to personalise our products, NetJets is the ultimate solution to fit any lifestyle and travel need. Choose one of four ways to fly with us: a NetJets Share, NetJets Lease, NetJets Card, or NetJets Membership. Then enjoy the unmatched luxury, convenience and security that have made NetJets the worldwide leader in private aviation.
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