- Why book with Charter Auction LLC?
With Charter Auction LLC there are no membership fees, no acquisition costs, no monthly management fees and no long-term contractual commitments.Rather than being tied to a specific jet as with fractional programs, with Charter Auction, you can select the right aircraft for each trip: heavy jets for long trips; light jets for shorter trips.
What makes the Charter Auction even more compelling is that jets are always available. You don’t have to contend with co-owners when you’re ready to fly. In addition, Charter Auction adheres to the stringent requirements of Part 135 of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulations. These safety standards are much stricter than the Part 91 rules that apply to fractionally owned aircraft.
- How many airports can Charter Auction aircraft work with?
Charter Auction can access over 5,000 airports in the U.S. alone, compared with the 550 that can be accessed by a commercial carrier.
- How do I make reservations and how much lead-time is?
Call Charter Auction at 1 (603) 610-4491 and with as little as 4 to 5 hours notice we’ll have you in the air.
- What are the benefits of utilizing the services of Charter Auction?
We have the industry knowledge, experience and equipment to review the total marketplace to ensure that you receive the right aircraft at the right price. Our staff will handle all of the tedious details associated with organizing a successful private air charter, saving you time and money. We can arrange any additional service requests, i.e., limousines, exclusive catering, additional security or any number of special arrangements.
- When and why would I use a private jet chartering service?
Timesaving; when chartering a private aircraft you decide and alter the schedule to your needs. You will also avoid the masses at the general terminals, delays, lost luggage, check in, connecting flights and layovers.
You can save money, “time is money” and in most cases traveling in groups of three or more can be more cost effective when chartering your own private aircraft versus flying commercial airlines. In addition you can also often save parking, hotel costs and per diem costs.
You get enhanced levels of comfort, privacy and security when you fly in your private jet rental.
You select the service level you want, for instance you can make productive “office time” of the flight or just relax and enjoy a gourmet dinner onboard with your family. Every request is handled individually, and the conditions of each request are taken into consideration.
With more airport and aircraft choices you can get closer to your final destination.
- What types of individuals and groups should consider chartering a jet?
Corporations or individuals that want to improve productivity, have the ability to conduct confidential meetings on private charter aircraft, make calls without being overheard and conduct business in a professional manner.
Did you know corporate/private aircraft saves an average of four hours travel time and eight hours of productive time on each trip? Only charter jet rental would allow a person to visit more than one location in a business day and return home. Incentive travelers, wedding and honeymoon parties, sports teams and musical bands should consider the advantages of private air chartering also.
- How do I know what kind of private charter aircraft I may need for my trip?
With literally thousands of aircraft available to use from our databases the choices are quite numerous. All private charter jets are owned by high net worth individuals and corporations who have the private jets on Part 135 air charter certificates. The vast size of our network allows us to guarantee availability 365 days a year with a six hour response time or less.
The charter aircraft required for your mission is essentially a product of five things: passenger count, baggage requirements, range, service level and budget. Our private air charter coordinators will help you to select which class of charter aircraft is right for your trip.
- What charter aircraft types do you use?
We do not own charter aircraft; we broker charter aircraft owned by exclusively selected air charter operators. As air charter brokers, we offer all kinds of charter aircraft types for all kinds of flights. Small or large. We choose the charter aircraft that best meets your needs and budget. We are completely independent and have no financial ties to any air charter operator. This guarantees unbiased quotations, best rates and selection of aircraft to the client.
- How much does it cost?
The cost of private air charter travel differs depending on the type of aircraft chartered. The hourly rate ranges from about $400/hr for a light multi-piston engine aircraft to over 8,000/hr for some heavy charter jets. Take a look at our Aircraft Specifications and Rate Chart for approximate charter aircraft rates. Optional services like ground transportation and catering are charged additionally. We can guarantee you the most competitive prices in the air charter market. For more specific pricing on a particular trip, please contact us with your itinerary.
- How does your catering work?
CAll aircrafts come with standard stock catering. That includes drinks, coffee and snacks etc. Also, we provide our members with customized catering options if desired.
- How does your catering work?
All aircrafts come with standard stock catering. That includes drinks, coffee and snacks etc. Also, we provide our members with customized catering options if desired.
- Are pets allowed on the aircraft?
- Will I have a flight attendant on the aircraft?
Flight attendants are standard on all heavy aircraft at no charge but are available for an additional charge on smaller sized aircraft if requested.
- Am I charged for repositioning, taxi, waiting or fuel charges?
No. Our programs are all-inclusive programs. You are only billed for time in the air and nothing more.
- What's an empty leg flight?
This is when the aircraft is already scheduled to fly a passenger (or pick up a passenger) on a one-way flight. The other “leg” (return flight), that the aircraft needs to fly is empty of passengers, and is considered the empty leg or backhaul. We offer these empty leg flights at a substantially reduced price.
- What safety and security standards does Charter Auction have?
At Charter Auction, our main focus is safety and security. For each charter flight request we request: the latest aircraft maintenance records of the charter aircraft, require that pilots have a certain minimum of flight hours and experience, and ensures sufficient insurance coverage of the charter aircraft operator.
From among the 1,400 regulated charter jet operators, Charter Auction only selects those that meet the strict standards set by independent auditors like WYVERN (Flight Safety) and Q-STAR.
As far as security is concerned, Charter Auction requires background checks by its charter jet operators, from flight attendants to pilots. The FAA has recently enhanced security regulations at private airports and requires that all passengers present two forms of identification before entry to the aircraft, pilots have the right to inspect passengers and luggage, and that aircraft are inspected prior to the boarding of passengers.
We conform to the standards established by the FAA for airlines, except that you don’t have to wait in long lines as you pass through security procedures. In many cases it’s just you and four or five other passengers. Security delays are virtually non-existent.
- How would you compare Charter Auction with a typical fractional ownership program?
Charter Auction has no membership fees, no acquisition costs, no monthly management fees, no long-term contractual commitments and no hidden costs. Rather than being tied to a specific jet aircraft – as with fractional program – you can select the right jet aircraft for each trip: heavy jets for long trips; light jets for shorter trips. Each trip is customized in order to maximize efficiency and minimize costs adding to you or your company’s bottom line.
What makes Charter Auction so compelling is that a jet aircraft is always available. You don’t have to contend with co-owners when you are ready to fly. In addition, Charter Auction’s aircraft operators adhere to the stringent requirements of Part 135 of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulations and other standards set by independent auditors. These standards are much stricter than the Part 91 rules that apply to most other fractionally owned aircraft.
- How far in advance do I need to book my charter flight?
- Can I change my schedule after a booking has been made?
Yes! To some degree and depending on specific contract details, many charter flights can be rearranged based on a customer’s needs.
- Are tickets needed?
Rarely to almost never are tickets required. When chartering a smaller aircraft we only need the passenger names and information one or few days prior to departure. When chartering very large aircraft, some airlines require individual tickets or a group ticket, but most airlines require only a passenger manifest.
- How many airports can Charter Auction’s aircraft fly into?
Charter Auction can access over 5,000 airports in the U.S. alone compared with the 560 that can be accessed by a commercial carriers. This is dependent on the size of the jet and the size of the runway at any particular airport. These are considerations we will help with during the booking process.
- Can I charter a private aircraft to any destination in the world?
Pretty much! There are several thousands of airports in the world where commercial airlines do not go, but where you can fly to in you private charter aircraft. We work globally, and through our vast network of contacts we can offer charter aircraft all over the world. Our charter aircraft can safely and comfortably land at nearly every one of them with room to spare. Some restrictions may apply to some locations/airports.
- Can I utilize more than one aircraft at the same time?
Yes. You can utilize as many aircrafts as you desire. If you choose to you can have multiple aircrafts in the air at the same time.