Business Jet Traveler » December 2012

December 5, 2012
Can you really fly privately for airline prices?
You’ve probably seen ads and articles that suggest you can fly privately for prices that rival first-class airline fares and even coach prices. Last year, for example, Forbes headlined a story “How to Fly Private Jets at Airline Prices,” while The New York Times ran “Try a Private Jet, at Public Prices.”
December 4, 2012
Thinking about taking a cruise? Choosing the right line can be a dizzying task. There are at least 26 major cruise lines plying the seas and a staggering 7,500 itineraries to consider, from Dublin to Dubai. Each line has its own signature offerings, but options differ dramatically–even within the same fleet. Cruise ships, like people, have distinct personalities and no two are alike.
December 4, 2012
Dassault Falcon 10/100
In the late 1960s–long before speedsters such as the Hawker Beechcraft Premier I, SyberJet SJ30 and Cessna Citation X were a glimmer in some engineer’s eye–Dassault gave the world a flying bullet: the Falcon 10.
December 4, 2012
Honda’s HondaJet
It’s been a long wait.
December 1, 2012
Preowned Annual Report
The used jet market has had to ­contend with more than its fair share of obstacles over the past few years and 2012 didn’t offer any relief. They say that when the stock market moves up it climbs a wall of worry and that’s probably not much different from how jet buyers view the aircraft market. That said, there may be a bit less to worry about than there was last year at this time.
December 1, 2012
I am so relieved that the U.S. presidential election is finally over. The past year–and especially recent months–have been marked by an undercurrent of anxiety, with otherwise-loving families having cocktail-soaked dinner wars and old friends severing Facebook ties over national policy issues. Perhaps now we can all stop bickering and get down to business.
November 28, 2012
When charities take flight
Charities that use aviation are legion, with hundreds plying the skies every day on behalf of sick, poor and disaster-affected people worldwide. Here’s a look at just a few of these organizations. Air Care Alliance
November 26, 2012
John Travolta
It’s not every day you get to share sushi and spring rolls with one of the world’s most iconic actors, and I have dined out on the story ever since. Though John Travolta and I were hunched over a low table and the wasabi dip was making my eyes stream, I felt entirely at ease thanks to his friendly, down-to-earth manner–which perhaps explains some of his phenomenal success.

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“"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."”

-business aviation entrepreneur Nick Popovich