Commentary

July 7, 2015
Illustration: John T. Lewis
I’ve heard all sorts of schemes for managing employees and increasing their productivity. Forget the fads and quick fixes.
July 1, 2015
Jennifer Leach English
It’s fitting that on June 3, right in the middle of production for our eighth annual BJT Buyers’ Guide, I had the privilege of traveling to Washington, D.C., to watch Gulfstream accept the prestigious Robert J. Collier trophy for its development of the G650 large-cabin, long-range business jet. The U.S. National Aeronautic Association presents the award annually to those who have made “the greatest achievement in aeronautics or astronautics in America, with respect to improving the performance, efficiency and safety of air or space vehicles.”
June 16, 2015
Jennifer Leach English (Photo: Max Gough)
I felt particularly high-spirited during a recent lunch with new friends but didn’t realize why until later: this was the first time in ages that I’d been part of a political discussion that remained respectful and thoughtful even though everyone disagreed on almost every hot-button issue. Nobody got emotional, nobody shouted and nobody got attacked.
May 29, 2015
Illustration: Fotolia
Thousands of Business Jet Traveler’s subscribers are CEOs or in other senior positions at corporations, nonprofits and political organizations that deal with the public. If you’re in such a role, perhaps you’d be interested in some of the reasons why at least one member of that public (aka me) is running low on Excedrin.
May 15, 2015
BusyCal offers a more feature-rich alternative to Apple's Calendar app.
A look at some of our editor's favorite software for desktop and mobile use.
April 19, 2015
Surf Air offers members unlimited San Francisco/Los Angeles flights for a flat monthly fee. (Photo courtesy of Surf Air)
No consumer likes a surprise on the bill, unless, of course, it’s the rare happy surprise. But lots of companies seem to consider inflated invoices integral to the business plan. As we all know from too much experience, the ploy works like this: hook the customer with a low advertised price, then hit him with extra charges.
March 31, 2015
Got a first-rate entertainment system on your jet? Consider putting it through its paces with one of these popular-music concert films.
March 26, 2015
Photo: Jet Aviation
The sky's not the limit for biz jet cabin design these days.
February 12, 2015
(Illustration: Fotolia)
Sometimes you have to glance at the rearview mirror to get a sense of just how far you’ve come. So I recently pulled from the shelf some 1970s and early-1980s editions of BJT’s oldest sister publication.
January 6, 2015
Judges in Folio:'s 2014 competition named this edition of BJT the best full issue of a transportation or travel consumer magazine.
Business Jet Traveler has won two more editorial prizes—our 24th and 25th major wins since 2005. This latest recognition comes in the 2014 Folio: Eddies and Ozzies, the largest awards competition in magazine publishing, which this year attracted upwards of 2,000 entries.

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