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Flying Private to Florida This Winter? The Top 3 Things You Need to Know Before Your Flight

Whether your upcoming flight to Florida this winter is a brand new experience or part of your annual pilgrimage, one thing is for certain—flying to and from will likely look a little different than you’re used to.

While the pandemic has altered much of the way we fly commercially, it’s also changed the way private flights operate and what procedures they’re required to meet.

If you’re concerned about your upcoming travel plans and aren’t sure if you’re meeting the necessary requirements, we’re here to help.

Read on to learn more about the top three things you should know before you set foot on your private flight to the sunny beaches of Florida for a warm, tropical winter.

The Top 3 Things You Should Know Before You Fly to Florida This Winter

COVID-19 Measures Are Always Changing

In other words, the world of travel—even private aviation—is going to look a little different. Whether you’ve flown during the pandemic or you’re stepping on a plane for the first time since COVID-19 began, it’s wise to expect new requirements and rules when you fly.

For example, it’s likely that you will need to provide proof of vaccination and / or provide a recent, negative COVID test to ensure that you’re healthy and travel is a safe option for you. Further, it’s likely that you’ll need to repeat this process on a flight back from Florida—though, it’s important to note that it’s not possible to predict what COVID procedures will be at a later date.

The good news? This process doesn’t have to be difficult. At Abeona, we’re able to provide our clients with information and updates on all the latest requirements as well as assistance with compliance regulations.

Not only can we assist our clients in getting their tests done within the correct amount of time before and after flights, but we can also dispatch nurses to your home or office (within the areas of Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge, and Florida) to ensure this is done correctly and safely.

Further, sanitization and health safety will be a much larger part of the flying process. Expect the need to wear masks in public areas or terminals (if you visit these) and anticipate an exceeded emphasis on cleanliness and safety on your flight, whether private or commercial.

Private Flights Mean Safer, More Comfortable Travel

Though all travel is rewarding and has the potential to be exciting, the benefits of private air travel are above and beyond what commercial flights can offer you.

Not only does a private charter translate to mitigate health risks due to the additional space and lack of additional travelers, but it also streamlined, comfortable travel that allows passengers to avoid crowded terminals and hectic airport activity.

Options for Affordable, Private Travel Are More Available Than You Think

While private charters are one of the most luxurious, comfortable ways to fly, it’s not always necessary to charter a private plane in order to achieve that comfort. In fact, there’s a method of travel that combines convenience, luxury, and cost-effectiveness that could be the perfect solution for your upcoming winter journey to Florida.

What type of aviation are we referring to?

Educating our clients on empty leg flights is one of our greatest privileges at Abeona as it gives us a chance to open the door to private, comfortable, and safe luxury travel to those who seek a cost-effective option.

Empty legs are private aircraft that are typically flying without passengers with the goal of repositioning before their next scheduled flights. The flight that takes that plane toward its “home base” (where the plane is parked or stored) for its repositioning is called an empty leg flight.

Believe it or not, empty legs make up about 30% of all private flights and can be one of the most convenient ways to travel via private aviation.

Want to learn more about empty leg flights? Our detailed blog on empty leg flights can answer some of your immediate questions while our in-depth Empty Leg Flights Guide will dive into a more thorough look at the benefits of empty leg flights.

Upcoming Travel on Your Horizon? Abeona is Your Go-To Private Flight Resource

If sunny winter days and palm trees are in your future, Abeona can help you better prepare and abide by the current COVID regulations to ensure that you travel as safely as possible and arrive ready to enjoy Florida.

Not only are we available to answer your questions, provide updated travel information, and empower you to meet all of the COVID flying requirements and regulations, but we’re also here to assist you in selecting the perfect, private charter or empty leg flight to meet your needs, your budget, and your plans.

Are you interested in learning more about how our team can assist your travel?

Reach out to Abeona via our contact page, email us at, or call us at 1-888-359-1384 with questions, regulation-related inquiries, and beyond.

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