People often laugh when I tell them my rather lofty goals. You see, I believe a girl can dream. It costs nothing and harms no-one, just so long as I keep my priorities right. Our family’s health and happiness always comes first, but I’m a dreamer, I believe the impossible is possible. If I didn’t think that way I would have never published the first issue of Travel WIthout Limits magazine. I believed we needed an accessible travel magazine and although it felt like there was no support, I eventually talked to enough people about my dream that others had faith in it too. Anyway, one of my lofty goals has always been to go on a private jet – and I did it! Although the private jet I toured wasn’t wheelchair accessible, Qatar does have a private jet that is. So, if you have have ever wanted to know what it is like on a private jet and haven’t yet won the lottery to book a flight, here’s a review to give you a taste of the Qatar Executive Fly in a Style of Your Own experience on the G65OER jet.
Review of Qatar Executive G65OER private jet
When the email hit my inbox I did a double-take. I was being invited on the Qatar Executive G65OER private jet for a Fly in a Style of Your Own Experience. It was during a super busy week for me and I really didn’t have time to do it but I also believe that when you have an opportunity you should say yes and work out the pesky details later. And that’s just what I did.
Arriving at ExecuJet Sydney was a little surreal. It felt more like arriving at a hotel reception desk than an airport. I was greeted by friendly staff who checked my identification and then guided me to the lounge before boarding the aircraft.
Drinks, canapes, sweet treats and bubbly set the scene for a luxe afternoon.
There was much chatter amongst the invited guests at the need to bring a passport or driver’s license for identification. Some speculated that we’d be taking off but I suspected this would be just be a taste of the Qatar Executive G65OER private jet, rather than a spontaneous flight to nowhere.
The Jones family budget, at this point, does not extend to flying on a private jet but all I could think about was how much easier it would be with Braeden. To have space! To have a bed and to have room for our restless guy to move around would be heaven. Imagine not having to weigh every piece of luggage down to the kilogram and to set your own schedule, flying when it suits you, not when the airline tells you they are flying.
In fact the Qatar Executive can fly further and faster than any other jet of its kind. Maximum luggage allowance is 20 bags at 32 kg per bag. Even this shopaholic wouldn’t exceed that bag allowance.
The seats are the comfiest I have ever tried and there are plenty of options when it comes where to sit. Twelve of your favourite family and friends can be accommodated (the aircraft seats thirteen).
And if you’re wondering about the food service, you can order whatever your heart desires. If you want food from a high-end restaurant while you are on the plane, consider it done. I did ask the flight attendant if any guests had ordered anything weird and wonderful, or if she had any good stories, but she said there was nothing out of the ordinary. I think it’s safe to say, what happens on the Qatar Executive G65OER stays on the private jet. Good to know for the future right? Discretion is key.
I know many of our regular readers would think I’d taken leave of my senses if I didn’t check out the bathroom on the aircraft. Of course I did, and in there are two. Even when in the toilet seat on the aircraft you’ll have a view in one of the bathrooms. See the bench looking seat in the photo above, that’s actually the toilet, discreetly hidden under the bench.
Everything on board feels luxurious, from the plush, cushy carpets to the bathroom.
Two pilots and one flight attendant are there to care for guests on board. When I asked the flight attendant confirmed she only has the option to sleep herself if the guests are sleeping. I did get to have a peek in the flight attendant quarters and they are modest but no doubt not much time is spent in there.
I quizzed the crew on whether there is any wheelchair accessibility in the Qatar private jet fleet and I was happily surprised to hear that there is an aircraft that offers it. I was told a guest can even remain in their wheelchair if they wish. So while many are dreaming that one day wheelchairs will be allowed in the cabin of aircraft, Qatar is already offering it. While that’s amazing, we need that access created in commercial flights that are more affordable to everyone.
If you are wondering, like I was, what the cost of a flight on the Qatar Executive G65OER would be, I’m afraid I don’t have the answer. I was told there are many variables and I think you might have to have more in the bank than I do to find out.
Next time I set my lofty goal I’ll be quite specific that I’d like to fly on a private jet because I’ve achieved the original vague one of going on a jet. I’d like to experience the Qatar Executive G65OER in the air. After all, how can I tell you how good a night’s sleep you’d get without trying out the bed too. And I wouldn’t mind the next photo of me boarding a private jet being sans the high vis vest!
I was obviously a guest of Qatar Executive G65OER and as always, my reviews are a reflection of my experience – in this case it was decadently wonderful. I was one happy gal and now I have the family rolling their eyes when I say, “when I went on the private jet”. I figure I’ll just keep dropping that less than humble brag into as many conversations as I can for as long as I can.
So, what do you think? If money was not a concern would you splash out on a private jet?
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