Recently a charter customer was considering her options for a weekend getaway to the Pacific Northwest. Specifically, a trip to the San Juan Islands for some rest, relaxation, and whale watching was in mind. She called QuikCharter and was pleasantly surprised about how easy we made the decision to book.
When considering the cost and travel time required via a commercial flight to Seattle, renting a car and taking a ferry to San Juan Island, small airplane charter made sense. We could fly directly from San Jose to Friday Harbor in just under four hours. The commercial scenario would have taken twice that or more. This time savings allowed the customer to begin enjoying the weekend many hours sooner and in a much more relaxed state of mind.
The couple boarded our Cirrus SR22 charter aircraft without the delay or hassle of airport security or delayed airline schedules. They relaxed and even took an un-interrupted nap on the flight up. Upon landing at the Friday Harbor airport (just five minutes from their hotel) a quick taxi ride had them checking in early and finding time to wander the streets of town before dinner.
On the departure day, it was just as easy. There was no fixed-schedule ferry boat back to Seattle. No Seattle traffic. No hassles at Sea-Tac airport. We arrived home in the Bay Area before the commercial flight would have departed.
As you consider the benefits of charter airplane travel, don’t forget to include the value of your time in your analysis.
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