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Get to the Game on Time

The problem: You want to make it to a game but don’t feel like making the drive to your favorite SEC town. The solution: spring for a chartered flight instead.

Andrew Bettis has been transporting both business and leisure clients all over the United States and the Caribbean since founding AB Jets in 1999; he’s also discovered a niche with the game day crowd.

Private charters on Bettis’ fleet of eight jets – each of which holds 6 – 8 passengers – can prove to be a relatively hassle-free way to get to smaller towns not well connected to major airports, cutting a four-hour drive down to 45 minutes or less in the air.

Not to mention, passengers are screened in advance, allowing them to arrive at the jet just moments before departure and completely bypass the time involved in the typical airport check-in and TSA process.

“Our clients pack as many friends in the jet as they can, and they all just have a great time,” Bettis says.

Once on the ground, some customers have their next move preplanned, while others figure it out after they arrive.

“Typically, the smaller airports we fly into cater to the game-day crowd, and a lot of times, they’ll have shuttles – for $10 each, they’ll put you on a van [to campus],” Bettis explains. “Otherwise, our customers usually have a car and driver waiting or have arranged for transportation.”

He adds that AB Jets has to keep departure times within certain parameters because the pilots can only be on duty for a set amount of time. Still, it’s a large enough window that customers can get to the destination, tailgate, and enjoy the game before heading home.

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