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The Solution for Large Group Travel; Chartering Commercial Aircraft

Updated: Jul 2

A large group traveling on a 121 Aircraft

Traveling in large groups, whether it's for corporate events, athletic travel or student group travel, presents a unique set of logistical challenges. Coordinating flights, ensuring everyone's comfort, and sticking to a strict schedule can transform what should be an exciting experience into a stressful ordeal. However, opting for a commercial aircraft such as an A320 or A737 through JetBlue might just be the game-changer you & your group need. Here's why:

Tailored Travel Experience

One of the most significant advantages of chartering a commercial aircraft is the ability to customize your travel experience. Unlike commercial flights, where the needs of the individual must conform to the airline's schedule and parameters, a charter flight revolves around your group's specific requirements. This flexibility can accommodate unusual travel dates and times, and even specific dietary preferences, ensuring a comfortable and enjoyable experience for all passengers.

Enhanced Privacy and Safety

For corporate groups, sports teams, and even student groups, privacy and safety are of paramount importance. Chartering a commercial aircraft can provide an exclusive environment away from the public eye, allowing your group to travel discreetly and securely. This setup is ideal for teams with players who carry notoriety and for large student groups with limited chaperones to watch over the large number of students.

Streamlined Logistics and Efficiency

Coordinating travel for a large group on commercial flights often means dealing with multiple airlines, layovers, and the risk of delays and cancellations. These factors can significantly disrupt your schedule and often result in large financial losses. A charter flight, however, simplifies logistics by providing your entire group with a direct route to your destination. On occasion, delays do still happen. However, the elimination of layovers and the reduced risk of delays ensure your group arrives together, making it an efficient choice for tight schedules.

Comfort and Space

Commercial airlines are notorious for cramped seats and limited legroom, which can be a source of discomfort, especially on longer flights. A commercial charter can offer a more spacious and comfortable setting, with options for seat configuration that can include areas for relaxation, work, or even team meetings. This level of comfort is particularly beneficial for sports teams needing to arrive in peak condition or corporate groups wanting to stay productive while traveling.


At first glance, chartering a private aircraft might seem like a luxury reserved for the affluent. However, when booking for a large group, the cost per passenger may make sense for your group & budget, particularly when considering the added benefits of customization, privacy, and efficiency. Additionally, the time and money saved by avoiding the hassles of standard airport procedures such as long security lines and checking bags can translate into significant economic value for corporations and organizations.

An Environment Conducive to Team Building

For sports teams, student groups, and even corporate teams, the travel time can be an excellent opportunity for team building. The private setting of a charter flight fosters a sense of camaraderie and allows for uninterrupted time to discuss strategies, conduct meetings, or simply bond as a group. Private charters also have open bar and custom catering options. This cohesive environment is something commercial flights cannot offer, where the group may be dispersed throughout the cabin fighting over armrests with a stranger.

How Can Air Planning Support You?

The logistics of large group travel can be daunting and Stressful, but they don't have to detract from the overall experience. Let us at Air Planning help you in determining if a private charter is the best logistical solution for your group travel. Air Planning is diverse in both domestic and international charters and we have worked flights worldwide. Air Planning is the official charter partner for JetBlue Airlines. However, we work with all airlines to find the right fit for your group and budget alike.


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