There was time when first class air travel on a commercial airline was a real treat – but an international wave of consolidation, cost cutting and security have made the allure of Pan Am or TWA a distant memory. Certainly, flying private can be more expensive, but it’s luxurious amenities and convenience create a viable travel alternative for many. New escape locations are very exclusive – so much so that commercial flights have not kept up. So getting to that private Pacific island might take four flights on a commercial airline. A private flight can get you there directly, fly you where you want to go, and continue the vacation throughout your journey in the comfortable and spacious cabin.