Make It a Safe Trip

Business Jet Traveler » December 2010
Wednesday, December 1, 2010 - 11:00pm

For terrorists and other criminals, there must be few targets more inviting than high-net-worth individuals who fly privately. Which countries are safe? "None," according to Edward L. Lee II, author of Staying Safe Abroad: Traveling, Working and Living in a Post-9/11 World. Lee knows what he's talking about, having spent 30 years with the U.S. State Department, where he served as a regional security officer in Asia, Latin America and the Middle East and helped develop post-9/11 anti-terrorism strategies.

His 325-page book is an easy-to-carry 4½-by-6½-inch collection of everything you need to know about traveling safely, from threat assessment to eye-opening statistics. The volume is available from online booksellers such as Barnes and Noble and Amazon.

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““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.’” ”

-—actor and comedian Ricky Gervais