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Private Jet Travel: Understanding the Options
higher level of operational flexibility compared to commercial operations such as
Fractional. Among the remaining options, Fractional programs have set the
mission flexibility standard. Fractional program service areas usually include the
United States plus a buffer (i.e., 200 miles beyond the border). Some programs
specifically include the Caribbean, Canada and Mexico. Further, some offer
reciprocal rights with affiliated Fractional companies in other parts of the world.
Downgrades to aircraft smaller than your aircraft are usually guaranteed.
Upgrades are available as well, but are in many instances limited by your aircraft
type or ownership level. Under the new FAA regulations governing Fractionals,
the programs must comply with operational restrictions similar to those of Charter
operators; the larger programs already do so.
Block Charter and Block-Frax. Block Charter and Block-Frax have much in
common with Fractional programs, but tend to offer somewhat lower mission
flexibility. For example, upgrades and downgrades are less likely to be
guaranteed and peak day limitations are likely to be stricter. Block-Frax offers
access to international flights (as offered by the Fractional operator’s reciprocal
agreements), which may be attractive to certain customers.
Fractional has set
Block Charter and
very flexible but
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