Frequently Asked Questions
What are all the fees/taxes on the quote? [Video]
All fees and taxes are included in prices we provide you, whether it’s a quick estimate, or your actual quote/invoice.
At KinectAir we carefully aim to provide transparent services. All legal charter flights must collect federal taxes. Other costs include landing/ramp (airport) charges, pilot/aircraft overnight costs, and sometimes a specific planning fee required by the aircraft owner/operator.
Is parking at the airfield free? [Video]
Usually yes. Most locations where you’ll meet your plane are designed with you in mind, and cater to a smooth experience. Some locations may have limited parking. Remember KinectAir offers concierge service for all travel and will gladly facilitate your travel to/from the plane. Parking along with directions and other specifics is confirmed during your booking depending on your locations.
May pets travel along? [Video]
Usually yes. We book travel for you on several operators and different planes so make sure note any pets coming along so we can confirm that .
Does the airplane have a bathroom? [Video]
Yes, well it’s a small “lav”. There is a toilet with privacy walls that swing/slide out in the front of the cabin. It works, but on our fairly short flights it’s generally encouraged to use the facilities just prior to boarding your aircraft. Most locations you meet the aircraft are managed by companies that cater to charter travel, and they do a great job at making you never want to travel through large airports again
How many people comfortably fit in the Pilatus?
The Pilatus PC-12 is configured to hold between six and eight passengers in the cabin. Certain aircraft have minor configuration differences that may effect maximum capacity. Travel within the region has proven to be comfortable for eight passengers with overnight gear stowed in the cargo area. For groups larger than four we encourage leaving your skis or clubs behind and renting/demoing for your trip. Oversized items may be placed in rear isle area at times. A rapid Google search of PC-12 cabin will show the basic cabin layouts. You’ll learn to really enjoy the Pilatus as you travel more with KinectAir. Feel free to ask your captain or us anything you want to know about these fantastic aircraft.
What does KinectAir do, why do we do it?
We move people where they want to be, when they want to be there. Currently brokering flights from our trusted operator network, while working on our own FAA approved Part 135 air taxi certificate.
How does KinectAir do it?
KinectAir is bringing new customers to a new market. It may seem niche, but is the start of truly democratizing air travel. We’re not trying to pull current private jet owners and charter flyers from the way they fly now. KinectAir is finally opening up private/semi-private air transportation for people that can’t travel private jet by removing the barriers and huge subscription fees while operating class-leading, efficient planes now. KinectAir is poising to leverage next-gen electric/hybrid personal air vehicles with our developing dispatching system in the near future.
What is “Part 135”, why does it matter? [Video]
“Part 135” is a DOT/FAA code/regulation set that governs charter and air taxi operators. Not unlike air carrier regulations (Part 121) that all regional and major airlines abide by, part 135 is a strict code developed over the last several generations of flying with the explicit purpose of keeping travelers safe. When flying on a KinectAir flight you’re assured to be flown on a safe plane, with safe and legal pilots, mechanics, operating procedures, and ground crews supporting your travel. There is no grey area in how we get you where you want to be.
There are a few organizations with platforms/apps that offer “private” flights on planes flown by commercial certified pilots. Some of the services have been successful, but they’re starting to be shut down by the FAA. They’ve been operating in a legal grey zone/loop-hole. One that technically puts the very important onus of “operational control” on the YOU, the passenger. This is one way people get into circumstances that are dangerous and much less regulated, flying on aircraft and with pilots that have very little oversight.