“"I've got a list of corporations that have gotten out of their airplanes [because of criticism from politicians]. It is the stupidest thing I've ever seen. When you look at the time and cost savings; it does not make sense not to fly [privately]. You can't let public perception interfere with your business decision to fly. It either is a good business decision or it isn't."”
Make It a Safe Trip
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.