Executive Assistant Guide: How to Book a Private Jet for Your CEO


Booking air charter service from Chicago can seem like a daunting task without the help of experienced Client Service Executives. The best private jet charter companies in Chicago have full-time Client Services Executives who work in conjunction with you to ensure a seamless experience.

When booking aircraft services from Chicago, or any city, it is best to prepare yourself with a basic list of information that will better determine an accurate flight itinerary. Our team works with you to create a worry-free experience when you book on-demand aircraft services. The following checklist is a sampling of questions Priester Aviation’s Client Services Executives commonly ask.


  1. Trip date(s)
  2. Itinerary and preferred aircraft type (fleet guide)
  3. Passenger counts
  4. Oversized luggage (skis, golf clubs or strollers)
  5. Traveling with pets?


There are many options when it comes to selecting an aircraft for charter. Priester Aviation operates a fleet of the world’s most advanced aircraft. Unlike a charter broker, Priester controls its fleet of aircraft and flight crews. When your aircraft needs fall outside of our fleet, we’ll provide you with a solution from our global partner network, which are vetted to the most stringent standards. The guide below provides a quick overview of different private aircraft one can select from. 

  1. Light jets are commonly suited for shorter trips in which your destination is no more than three hours in length. Light jets are built to typically accommodate 6 to 8 passengers and often include a refreshment center and limited in-flight amenities. LearJet 31A, LearJet 45, Citation CJ3, Citation Ultra, Citation Bravo, Hawker 400XP, Phenom 100
  2. Designed to accommodate up to 7 or 8 passengers, with a roomier cabin and best suited for flights within the United States, midsize jets are the perfect option for comfortable flights. Hawker 800XP, Citation Excel, LearJet 60XR, Gulfstream G150
  3. Super-mid jets are the most popular cabin class that offers versatility for trips with up to 8 passengers. This cabin class provides more space with room for plenty of luggage and coast-to-coast range. With up to 7 hours in travel time these spacious jets are a great choice for business meetings and leisure travel. Challenger 300, Hawker 4000, Citation Sovereign, Gulfstream G200/G280 
  4. For non-stop international travel, heavy jets are the most accommodating. With spacious sleeping arrangements, flight attendant and in-flight catering, heavy jets provide the comfort and convenience for longer travel times. Global 5000, G450, G550, G650, Challenger 604/605, Falcon 2000EX, Falcon 900EX, Embraer Legacy



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