Different trips call for different private jet aircraft. Depending on how many passengers are in your travel party, chartering a light jet may be the most cost-effective if the flight time is greater than 2 hours in duration.
A light jet will accommodate up to 7 passengers, but for a coast-to-coast trip, it’s not really the most appropriate aircraft for that route unless you don’t mind one or two fuel stops.
Most mid-size aircraft have a range that limit the chances of doing NY-CA non-stop.
The Hawker 800XP is one of the few true mid-size charter aircraft that most of the time will not require a fuel stop. Many of our clients will request chartering the Citation X (“10”) which is considered to be a super mid-size private jet, accommodating up to 8 passengers.
The Citation X is manufactured by Cessna and happens to be the fastest executive air charter aircraft with a top speed of Mach .94, almost shattering the sound barrier. Compared to other 5 hours or greater range aircraft, the Citation X will often shave about 45 minutes off a NY-CA trip, and vice versa. This is a very frequently traveled route, by private jet charter, so one-way pricing is very attainable on this aircraft and many others. If you anticipate on having more than 8-9 passengers, a heavy jet charter will likely be the most suitable.
It’s an air charter broker‘s job to offer you the most appropriate and cost-effective options for each trip, so make sure you keep an open line of communication in order to best serve your needs.