The perks of flying on a chartered medical jet

With a surge in demand for charted medical jets, an investigation about the particularities and benefits of these planes stands to reason. Do they live up to the expectations? Let’s look at the advantages of chartering a medical jet when you are sick. 

A medical jet is a plane that is fitted with medical equipment and that has a crew consisting of doctors and paramedics on board. Chartering it means that it is going to be a private jet, dedicated for your use only, instead of having hundreds of other passengers alongside. Flying on an unscheduled flight that is not part of a regular airline route implies that the cost will be more expensive. So why then opt for this facility? 

Situations requiring a chartered medical jet

Charted medical jets are deployed not only because they offer an additional level of comfort, but also because they are the only means via which someone with an illness, injury or other forms of medical complications, can fly. It is a necessity rather than a luxury for these passengers since their health, and in some cases survival, depend on the medical equipment in the plane and on the constant supervision of the medical professionals on board. In what situations would you have to travel via a chartered medical jet? 

If you have a condition requiring constant medical attention

Certain medical conditions, chronic diseases, and others require constant medical attention and care. For instance, some heart diseases need the patient to be connected to an ECG so that he can be monitored. Besides medical equipment, you also need a professional who is able to supervise the patient’s condition and intervene promptly and efficiently if any complication arises while you are flying. 

If you have a serious infectious disease

Serious infectious diseases that can be transmitted to others easily will automatically disbar you from entering a commercial plane. The rule of thumb is simple, a fever of over 100 degrees Fahrenheit/ 37.8 degrees Celcius means that you are contagious with the illness that you are suffering from and that you are a threat to others. With the Covid-19 pandemic, there are even stricter rules and regulations and screening procedures to ensure that there are no sick passengers onboard a commercial flight. 

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When babies are involved

Children, babies and infants are fragile and traveling might put them in a precarious position if they are sick. More precautions have to be taken when these tiny little human beings are involved. When chartering a medical jet, neonatal care is not an issue since Medical Air Service has pedicatric equipment and doctors to ensure that babies are well cared for and comfortable during a flight. 

If you are injured after an accident

Accidents can cause long-lasting injuries which can affect your mobility and require complete rest to avoid more complications. Certain injuries do not allow you to fly commercially since the strain on your body and the stress can lead to emergencies occurring mid-air or to medical issues causing irreversible harm to your body.

When an elderly has to fly 

Older and more vulnerable, the elderly must take additional precautions, especially when flying long-haul. With more health complications, they have to be cautious before and when flying. In many cases, following their health complications, it is not recommended by doctors for the elderly to fly commercially. 

If you have just gone through a surgery 

After a surgery, especially a major one, your body needs rest and flying might cause post-surgical complications. Depending on the procedure that you have gone through, you must wait for some time and obtain clearance from your doctor. However, traveling under medical supervision in a medical jet can be a game-changer. 

If you need to travel urgently

Time-sensitive cases that require urgent travel usually necessitate a chartered medical jet. While the latter can be made available within one or two days after the booking has been made, when flying commercially, you must wait for the availability of a plane which will be on a date scheduled by the airline. Moreover, the airline might take an additional of 1-2 days to give approval for the patient transport. 

If you have to travel to a remote location

Government restrictions, remote locations, small runways… These are some restraining factors that prevent commercial flights from landing in or near certain areas. In contrast, chartered jets have more flexibility when it comes to landing in remote locations

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Chartered medical jet: the advantages 

What are some of the additional benefits of chartering a medical jet in contrast to commercial flights?

The medical aspect: From a medical perspective, the functionality and convenience offered by a chartered medical jet are non-existent in a commercial plane. With the medical equipment and crew on board, your safety is ensured.

More privacy and comfort: The level of privacy and comfort is unrivaled in a chartered medical jet. No prying eyes from other passengers, whether is it during the flight or during the boarding process.

Higher level of attention: Besides having a dedicated aircraft to yourself, you will also have a dedicated medical team, which means a higher level of attention is given to the patient throughout the flight. 

No issues with transits: On a chartered medical jet, you do not have to worry about transiting and changing flights, especially for long-haul trips. You can get a direct flight, from wherever you are. 

More flexibility: A chartered medical jet offers more flexibility than a commercial flight, whether it is with regards to choosing the departure date or the airport where you want to land at. 

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