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Private Flying | Book a Plane Charter with MERLIN1




No longer are you constrained to pre-determined flight times and routes—a private charter flight puts all the power in your hands. You’ll never have to rearrange your schedule, because there are no set flight schedules. Being able to choose exactly when you want to fly is a huge convenience, and it’s one of the main reasons so many people choose to fly private.

You won’t need to worry about connecting flights or layovers either. Unless we need a quick stop for fuel because you’re traveling a longer distance, it is always a nonstop flight to wherever you are going.

Additionally, private aircraft are much smaller than commercial airplanes, so there are many more airport options for landing. This means that you will be able to get closer to your destination than you normally would when flying with an airline.

Enjoy personalized amenities, a fleet of beautifully-designed, state-of-the-art planes, the friendliest, most experienced pilots in the industry, and the assurance of more than twenty five years of safe operations under our belt. MERLIN1 infuses every trip with a spirit of hospitality for a remarkable private light-jet experience that resonates with comfort, relaxation, and assurance.


We strive to ensure that every MERLIN1 charter flight will be a remarkable experience that resonates with safety, comfort, relaxation and confidence. Our fleet includes Citation III 650s. Call 210.777.6839 to get a customized flight package for you or your business!

PRO TIP – We always carry beverages and gourmet snacks on board, but if you desire catering from one of our local restaurants please do not hessite to submit your request by email, call 210.777.6839 or use our new on-line web chat. We will make sure your request is on board and available ready for your flight.


Those who fly with commercial airlines are accustomed to showing up hours in advance for their flight, that’s not necessary with a private charter. The plane will depart shortly after you arrive and go through a quick security check. While it’s still a good idea to show up a little early, you certainly don’t need to waste two or three hours of your precious time.

PRO TIP—At most private charter airports, you can drive right up to the aircraft and have a valet take care of parking for you.



Flying on a private aircraft is perfectly safe. You might be feeling nervous if it’s your first time flying private, but there is no need to be. Our aircraft are regularly inspected and maintained just like commercial airplanes.

PRO TIP—Our aircraft spend 3.5 hours in maintenance inspections for every 1 hour of flight.






Many people think private charters are only for leisure travel on amazing vacations but in fact, more than half of private flights are for business travel. If you need to make a client meeting halfway across your state, you’ll typically need to spend days away from your family, completely dependent upon commercial airline schedules or how fast your car can travel.

A private charter flight can get you out the door, usually within a few hours’ notice, to your meeting and back home before the end of the business day. Moreover, it’s far safer than making a last minute, 7-hour drive

PRO TIP—Charter companies, such as MERLIN1, which own their fleet can accommodate tighter schedules compared to those that lease their aircraft, where you’ll typically need a 24-hour advance booking.


Let’s be honest, the real reason people love private jet travel are the unique perks included. With charter flights, your experience is largely up to your imagination. You can request catering from specific restaurants and even ask for your favorite bottle of scotch—there almost no limitations.

There is nothing quite like flying on a private charter jet. Let us handle all the details and we will arrange your flight tailored to your specific instructions—It’s Your Time to Fly.

A final reminder: Private charter passengers don’t need to worry about waiting in long security lines, but you still have to bring your ID. You’ll need your driver’s license if you are traveling domestically or a passport if you’re heading to an international destination.

PRO TIP—Some charter companies provide special perks to loyal customers. Check out the Empty Legs Program by MERLIN1 that gives you the opportunity of deeply discounted flights.