Clearing the “Air”..
The November issue of Ranch & Coast Magazine was gracious enough to highlight my blog, include a great photo of me, and add my input on “flying Private”.
However, After reading the final print, I feel the need to clear up some points that were made, that did not exactly flow from my mouth..
I have high lighted below the sections of the article I want to clear up so nothing is mis-interpreted..
1. “breeze through the airport”- while it is true that private jet passengers do not stand in TSA lines, or even enter the main terminal at all ( domestically), they do still go through a scanning process. They are also checked through the “no fly list”, to make sure there are no issues with their background.
2. “travel with luggage”– Although it is true that these VIP passengers are not charged extra for luggage,and do not have someone rummaging through them, there is still a weight and balance issue for the aircraft so it is NOT true that “weight limits don’t apply”.
3. “enjoy the view”– Private planes DO in fact adhere to the same flight restrictions as commercial when it comes to altitude and flight plan. The ATC will inform the aircrafts where and when they can fly. This is NOT up to passenger preference, especially after 911. What these passengers CAN control flying private, is the “approximate “time of their departure and arrivals in their destination city. ( they are not bound to commercial flight schedules).
I would never want my readers to misinterpret anything, or have any inaccurate information. Sooo, while this magazine had great intentions, the contact pertaining to ” benefits of private jet travel” was not written by me nor were my words precisely quoted.
The magazine is a great read though, in the big picture…