Written by Kim Poppke Tuesday, 20 December 2011 12:10
Crowds, check-in lines, security checkpoints, boarding lines, airport connections, inconsiderate people, baggage claim and rental cars followed by long drives - all to be repeated again after a few days...Ahh the joys of holiday travel! If this does not sound like your cup of tea, why not consider charter air travel?
If your destination is not a city served by a major airport, there may be real options for you in general aviation. How nice would it be to drive to your community airport, park for free next to a quietly elegant departure lounge, board at your leisure with your luggage and arrive at a similar small terminal minutes from your destination? No, it's not cheap - but - it may not be as costly as you think either.
Charter air travel can be arranged from general aviation airports like Hernando County Airport. It is not just for the super rich, and - dependent upon the volume, distance to and type of destinations (such as anyplace 90 minutes or more from a major airport) - it may be a viable travel option, particularly if time is highly valued. Besides standard charter flights, there are varieties of fractional, air card and "empty leg" arrangements to be had. The marketplace is competitive with ample consumer choice. Imagine how many additional, hassle-free hours that can be added back into your life with a charter flight from Hernando County Airport directly to your destination and back. What a great fit!