Strong winds and heavy rainfall are currently being experienced on the Turks and Caicos Islands as a result of Major Hurricane Fiona’s intensification. Fiona’s current forecast track could pose serious issues for Bermuda late this week. Due to its top sustained winds of 130 mph, Fiona has been classified as a Category 4 hurricane on the Wind Scale. This is the first major hurricane of the 2022 season.
An emergency evacuation by private jet or helicopter is often the fastest (and sometimes the only) method to depart a location quickly and safely, particularly in cases of political change, civil unrest, travel chaos, and natural disasters like hurricane Fiona. The JetLevel Team has organized many evacuation flights by private jet and helicopter, and they have extensive experience in dealing with any travel chaos situations like hurricane Fiona. Call +1-855-JETLEVEL for emergency evacuation by private plane or helicopter.
Here is our evacuation flight guide:
Make a decision to leave as early as possible
It is crucial to make a decision early and leave as soon as you can. “If in doubt, get out” is the international community’s advice. Airlines overbook and cancel flights at the last minute, so it is not certain whether a reservation will guarantee you a seat. The sooner you decide to leave, the greater the probability of success.
Choose regional airports – Avoid crowds
It’s always smart to use the little airports in a country’s region rather than the country’s main airport. The reason is that the big hubs will be extremely busy, and road travel to them will likely take a long time. Main airlines are already committed to using the biggest airports, so not only will they be extremely busy but they will likely suffer substantial delays. Private jet charters have an advantage over airlines when it comes to travel disruption since they can use a greater number of airports and can use smaller airports with shorter runways where available.
Fly to the nearest safe country to reduce costs
The expense of flying home by private jet can be considerably higher than evacuating to the closest secure country. From Puerto Rico, you may travel to Cuba, and from the Dominican Republic, you may transfer to Orlando, both of which can substantially lower the cost of the evacuation. You should then be able to make onward travel plans to return home via regularly scheduled airlines from these safe hubs when the time is right.
Save and scan your documents online
It’s important to submit full passenger information when applying for a flight permit in order to avoid delays. Having pre-scanned passports, corporate IDs, and medical records online are highly recommended. You may also want to keep extra copies of these documents or have pre-prepared instructions for accessing representatives outside the country, as internet access may be limited or unavailable from within the region.
Fill the seats by grouping with others
When you charter a plane, you pay for the entire aircraft rather than per person, so it is a more economical option to split the expenses with other evacuees. In situations of transportation disruption such as evacuations, lobbies of hotels can be a central location to find other travelers who may be willing to share the cost of a charter plane for a spare seat.
Evacuation flights with JetLevel Aviation
In case of emergency, please call 1-855-JETLEVEL for immediate private jet or helicopter evacuation on international flights.