(CNN) - These COVID-era days, fewer people want to sit on a plane literally rubbing elbows with strangers, so they're looking for alternative ways to travel that minimize close contact.

For journeys where driving or taking a train are impractical, there's another alternative that may actually be more accessible than most people think: flying a private jet.

While traveling by private aircraft may still be expensive, it's no longer an exclusive privilege reserved only for the ultrarich and C-Suite business executives.

While chartering a private jet can cost more than flying in first-class or business class, the personalized service can be worth the upgrade.

Here's a quick look at what it costs to fly private, the different options available, and the extra benefits you can get.

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