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Celebrities, Their Private Jets, and Making Eco-Friendly Choices

by Amber

Celebrities and other wealthy individuals who own private jets are often criticized for their lavish lifestyles. Recently, many have faced backlash due to the environmental impact their private planes may potentially have. One of the biggest contributors to the high emissions from certain aircraft types is their reliance on fuel-inefficient engines. Some types of planes, whether being used privately or commercially, use older model engines that are not as fuel-efficient as the better models used by newer planes. While some celebrities have been criticized for their use of private jets, others have taken steps to offset their emissions. 

As more and more people become aware of the impact that flying in general has on the environment, they are looking for ways to offset their carbon footprint. While private jets are often associated with luxury and excess, there are a number of ways to offset the carbon footprint of your flight and make a positive impact on the environment when you actually choose to fly on a private aircraft versus flying commercial. After all, when you fly private, you are in control of numerous aspects of your flight as opposed to flying commercial, where you are not in control of much at all.

Being eco-friendly when flying private

Like any mode of transportation out there, it is all about the specific choices you make when it comes to reducing your carbon footprint. Some ways to be more environmentally friendly when flying private include: 

Fly direct

This is one of the ways that flying private can be more environmentally friendly; you are flying direct to your destination. When you fly commercial, you may need to switch planes. By flying direct on a private flight, you will eliminate the need for a second take-off and landing, which means fewer emissions.

Fly during off-peak hours

Another way to reduce your carbon footprint when flying private is by avoiding peak travel times. If you can fly during off-peak hours, you will burn less fuel, which means fewer emissions.

Use an eco-friendly aircraft

When it comes to reducing your carbon footprint, the type of jet you choose makes a big difference. older jets tend to be less fuel-efficient, so opting for a newer model will help you offset your carbon footprint. Additionally, certain types of jets are designed to be more fuel-efficient than others. Doing  research before you charter your flight will help you make an informed decision about which jet is right for you. If you need help choosing an airplane that is more eco-friendly, we will be happy to help.

Make sustainable choices

Another way to be more eco-friendly when flying private is to make sustainable choices when it comes to the food and drink you bring on board. Avoid single-use plastics and opt for reusable items instead. Bring your own water bottle and fill it up after going through security. And pack snacks that are wrapped in compostable paper or reusable containers. Keep in mind that we also provide free catering on all flights, and if reducing your carbon footprint is a top priority, we can help make that happen.

Travel light

The heavier the plane, the more fuel it burns. If you can, pack light! Not only will this help the environment, but it will make your overall travel experience much easier.

Fly on a plane that is properly maintained

Another important factor to consider when offsetting your carbon footprint is the maintenance of the jet. Properly maintained jets are more fuel-efficient than those that are not, so making sure your jet is in good condition will help offset its carbon footprint. When you fly private with us, you can rest assured that all of the planes our clients fly on are properly maintained. 

Request eco-friendly aviation fuel when available

Some airports now offer aviation fuel made from sustainable sources such as recycled cooking oil or algae. If eco-friendly aviation fuel is available at your departure airport, be sure to request it for your private flight. This will further offset the carbon footprint of your private jet flight. 

Make more eco-friendly choices when flying private with us

Flying private does not have to be detrimental to the environment. There are a number of things you can do to offset the carbon footprint of your flight and make a positive impact on the planet. From choosing a fuel-efficient jet to flying direct whenever possible, following these tips will help you fly responsibly and reduce your environmental impact.

If you have additional questions about chartering a private flight that has a more positive impact on the environment, we are happy to help. Be sure to also contact us if you are interested in learning more about the wholesale pricing only available to clients through our Jet Membership program, and to enroll today!