““When I made the film The Invention of Lying, they gave me a private jet for getting back and forth between New York and London. I thought, ‘I will never use it’ but I ended up using it every weekend. You turn up, right, and the airport is completely empty. I mean, there’s just someone at the desk and then the pilot, who says, ‘Are you ready to go?’ and you say, ‘Don’t you want to see my passport?’ and he goes, ‘Oh yeah, I suppose I’d better.’” ”
Help for Do-It-Yourselfers
Want to use your own business jet or private charter? Linda Lockner of the TravelStore and Malaka Hilton of AuthentEscapes can help you arrange odysseys with privileged access anywhere in the world.
For example, should you need privacy, these experts can find secluded sanctuaries or private villas. They can arrange for personal chefs and private guides, helicopter tours, boat charters, cruises or chauffeurs and know the best times, best views and best methods to arrive and see whatever you desire.
For information on the TravelStore, visit travelstoreusa.com or call (800) 850-3224, ext. 15421. For information on AuthentEscapes, visit authentescapes.com or call (866) 994-9814.—D.L.