The difference between flying charter jets and first class

The difference between flying private and first class

Why choose charter jets over first class

MERLIN1 offer clients a choice of top destinations across Texas and beyond to travel to in style and luxury by private charter jet. Our primary bases are located in San Antonio and Austin, and we also have bases in Dallas, Fort Worth and Houston; setting you up to travel with ease this fall.

Over recent years, we’ve seen many clients switch from flying first class to chartering a private jet with MERLIN1. We’re exploring just some of the reasons why our clients are choosing to fly private over first class…

Saving time

Chartering a private jet allows you to maximize your time at your destination and minimize the number of hours you spend traveling. Although flying first class is a luxurious experience, you’re at the mercy of the timings of scheduled, commercial flights, which can often end up being delayed.

When you fly by private charter jet with MERLIN1, you’ll save time by creating your very own flight schedule. You’ll be able to choose a departure time that fits around you, rather than the airline’s timetable. You won’t need to worry about layovers or flight modifications – when you fly private you’ll arrive directly at your destination at the time you planned!

You’ll also avoid the time spent dealing with crowds and waiting in security lines at airports – with a private charter jet it’s just a quick security check and onto the runway! While it’s still a good idea to show up a little early, you certainly don’t need to waste two or three hours of your valuable time. There’s never been an easier way to travel!

Privacy and luxury

Flying private means just that – you’ll have much more privacy on board a private jet than on a commercial airline. When you fly private, you choose exactly who’s on board with you – whether friends, family, coworkers or even your pets!

You’ll be able to enjoy time with family or friends without having to share your space with strangers, or get work done without interruption in a comfortable, peaceful environment. Our our highly trained, welcoming crew can be as hands on or hands off as you like – providing tailored service for you and your travel companions designed around your needs.

Exclusive Perks

There’s no denying that on a commercial plane, first-class travel comes with perks, including priority boarding, extra legroom or comfortable sleeper seats and complimentary refreshments. However, private jet travel takes service to the next level with a truly personalized experience. You’ll receive all of the luxuries of a first class flight and more on board our Cessna 650 Citation aircraft; designed with safety, style, comfort and privacy in mind.

Our jets feature a sleek forward double couch and four club configured seats, extending into two additional seats in the rear, providing the ultimate comfort for you and your travel companions. You won’t have to squeeze past other passengers to move around the cabin, and you’ll be treated like a VIP from the moment you step on board.

An unforgettable experience

When you charter a private jet with MERLIN1, we can customize your journey to give you a truly personalized experience. You can choose your favorite meals and champagne, and access to our exclusive on board amenities. You’ll also have the added benefit of being able to bring much more with you to your destination. This includes sports equipment – from bikes and golf clubs to surfboards and skis – whatever you may need for your trip!

Another consideration when choosing how to travel is that while commercial airlines make every effort to be more accessible, private jets may give a more convenient option for disabled or injured travelers.

Get in touch
There’s so much to love when you travel on MERLIN1’s Charter Jets San Antonio and Charter Jets Austin. Whether you’re travelling with family, your partner, friends, colleagues or even your pets, our Concierge Team is available 24/7 to discuss all of your requirements, whatever the occasion. Give us a call on 210.777.6839 or leave us a message online and we’ll be in touch soon. We can’t wait to welcome you on board our private charter jets for an enjoyable and unforgettable experience!

We always appreciate feedback and testimonials. If you’d be willing to share your experiences with MERLIN1, we’d love to hear from you! or you can always write a Google review about your custom charter jet experience.