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March 12, 2015
Make sure that whatever devices you bring on a trip have been updated with the latest security software. (Photo: Fotolia)
Packing a laptop, tablet or smartphone? Here’s how to safeguard them—and their contents.
March 4, 2014
TSA Prohibited Items Bin.
In the decade since 9/11, many new guidelines and rules have been applied to business aviation flights. More could be on the way.
August 13, 2013
Victorinox’s Spectra 1.0
I have always coveted the hard-sided candy-colored luggage carried by my European colleagues—it looks so indestructible and impossibly chic. However, I was raised by practical parents who favor soft nylon suitcases and I always assumed hard-sided luggage would be difficult to carry.
August 1, 2013
“The concierges get to know you, so if we have access to an amazing James Bond ­premiere, they can call you and say, ‘I know you’re  a big fan of James Bond. Would you like to attend?’”  (Illustration: John T. Lewis)
Whatever you want—wherever and whenever you want it—concierge services can deliver.
August 1, 2013
“We love procrastinators, because we know how to help them,” says A1 founder and CEO Omar Saleem. (Illustration: Fotolia)
Private companies can cut red tape to quickly deliver passports, visas and other travel documents.
April 1, 2013
The ATC tower at Danbury Airport in Connecticut, which is scheduled to close on May 5. (photo: John McCarth
Expect the possibility of delays at airports you use, starting April 7.
August 8, 2012
Do Pilots Make Better CEOs?
CEOs who are also pilots may be more successful leaders. That’s the conclusion of a study by Matthew Cain, assistant professor of finance at Notre Dame, and Stephen McKeon, assistant professor of finance at the University of Oregon.
August 8, 2012
Safety seat protects pint-sized flyers
Parents–take heart. Gama Group has introduced an infant safety seat specifically for flying. The lightweight FAA-certified seat is designed to complement all business jet configurations and will also work in any class of airline seat.
February 1, 2012
Medical Help, Wherever You Go
While bringing your doctor along on all your travels would no doubt give you peace of mind, it might not be cost-effective or practical. Since 2009, however, Black Bag has offered travelers a reasonable alternative: a worldwide 24/7 medical consultancy. When you sign on with the service, a company representative interviews you about your medical history.
August 1, 2011
Most of the time, business aviation makes air travel painless and trouble-free. That's what you're paying for and that's why you love it.

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““It’s not so much a frenzy as it was before, but in the long term it’s going in the right direction.” ”

-Carey Matthews, general manager of Shanghai Hawker Pacific Business Aviation Service Centre at Hongqiao International Airport, on the business aviation market in China.