Your Time Machine: Business Aviation

Time. We never seem to have enough of it, especially in today’s fast paced world. Unfortunately, you can’t add more time to your day, and you can’t get it back when it’s gone. Although everyone has the same 24 hours in a given day, it’s what you do with that time that can set you apart from the pack.

With almost any business, productivity is a constant theme. And your management team’s time is certainly a limited and critical resource. The more valuable their time is, the more mindful you have to be for maximizing their time wisely. When it comes to business travel, the options quickly come down to two things – cost versus time.

So how does this time machine work?

Value of one’s time x hours spent traveling = Opportunity Cost

The value of an individual’s time wouldn’t decrease, but you can certainly reduce the number of hours spent traveling. The less time spent on the road, the more time one has to be productive and take advantage of both business and personal opportunities.

Scenario:

Let’s look at a trip where two of your managers need to visit three of your locations for meetings and see a potential new customer at a fourth stop.

Kansas City > Salina, KS > North Platte, NE > Norfolk, NE > Des Moines, IA > Kansas City

Private Charter Flight, Kansas City to Nebraska and Iowa

Driving:

  • 2:42 minutes to Salina
  • 1:00 hour meeting
  • 4:48 minutes to North Platte plus an overnight stay
  • 1:00 hour meeting with potential customer the next day
  • 4:00 hour drive to Norfolk
  • 1:00 hour meeting
  • 3:40 minute drive to Des Moines plus another overnight stay
  • 1:00 hour meeting
  • 3:15 minute drive back to Kansas City

Total Time: 2.5 days of exhaustive, hard driving x the value of two manager’s time

Commercial Flight:

  • 30 minutes to the airport
  • 60 minutes for check in/security/boarding
  • 30 minute flight to Salina
  • 1:00 hour meeting
  • 40 minute check in at airport
  • 45 minute flight to Denver for connecting flight to North Platte
  • 1:00 hour layover in Denver
  • 45 minute flight to North Platte plus overnight stay
  • 1:00 hour meeting with potential customer
  • 40 minute check in at airport
  • 1:00 hour flight to Norfolk
  • 1:00 hour meeting
  • 40 minute check in at airport
  • 20 minute flight to Omaha
  • 45 minute layover in Omaha
  • 30 minute flight to Des Moines
  • 1:00 hour meeting
  • 40 minute check in at airport
  • 30 minute flight to Kansas City
  • 50 minute drive home arriving at approximately 11 pm.

Total Time: 2 days of exhaustive, hard flying x the value of two manager’s time

Business Aviation:

  • 15 minutes to airport
  • 25 minute flight to Salina
  • 1:00 hour meeting
  • 1:10 minute flight to North Platte
  • 1:00 hour meeting with potential customer
  • 1:00 hour flight to Norfolk
  • 1:00 hour meeting
  • 45 minute flight to Des Moines
  • 1:00 hour meeting
  • 45 minute flight back to Kansas City
  • 15 minute drive arriving by 7 pm the same day

Total Time: 1 full day of productivity x the value of two manager’s time

Top Ten Reasons Business Aviation Saves Time

The entire time your team is using the business flight, they can use the time productively to discuss meetings and prepare for the prospect pitch. There is no concern for confidentiality or security as there are no other prying eyes on board.

Yes, you can use business aviation as a time machine. And you can use it to make the most efficient and productive use of your and your team’s time. So what’s your time worth to you? To learn more call KCAC Aviation at 913.324.1250

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