A broker explains: How to rent a private jet with PAS.
“To book a flight on a private jet, a call to the broker is all you need. He or she will find the right aircraft for the route and ensure that you reach your destination quickly and comfortably.” Dirk Klüfer shared with us: “The Charter Sales Manager makes many things possible for his customers – even short-term private and business trips”. In this interview, he tells us what’s important when renting private jets.
Dirk, you charter private jets for customers every day. What is the process like?
“Most customers call or write an e-mail mentioning the day, time and route, so I can start the detailed planning. I then see which aircraft is best suited for the route. Of course, the number of people and the luggage also play a role, as well as the service. For my customers, I don’t just look for the cheapest product, but the best. In other words, an airline that reacts flexibly to time changes, for example, and guarantees comfortable accompaniment during the trip.
How much advance planning and booking does a private jet trip require?
“The crew needs 90 minutes to be activated. This includes the pilot, co-pilot and, on larger private jets, a steward(ess) as well as the service personnel on the ground. Private jets can take off from all airports in Germany. At night, however, only in Cologne, Hannover and Nuremberg, because all the other airports in Germany are closed by then.”
What information do you need from the customer before booking a flight?
“First of all we need the place of departure, destination and estimated time. We also need a passport copy of the passenger(s). After all of that is settled, it is good to know if the passenger(s) has any allergies and/or intolerances or catering’s special requests. If very heavy or large luggage is to be transported, we also need the information beforehand – not every plane, for example, can carry skis.”