Business Jet Traveler

November 24, 2015
AgustaWestland AW109E Power
A few relatively minor concerns notwithstanding, this feature-packed and stylish model delivers excellent value. The AgustaWestland AW109 light twin helicopter has been on the market since 1976 and has undergone several permutations, gaining weight, interior width and power along the way. Timeless Italian styling and fast speed have made this helicopter a popular choice for executive transport for decades.
November 22, 2015
“How about celebrating New Year’s Eve in Australia?” suggested my advisor. “Then you fly back across the  International Date Line and celebrate again, in Hawaii.”(Illustration: John C. Lewis)
A woman behind me muttered wearily, “If I had a million dollars, I’d never get on an airliner again.” As she spoke, holiday music was playing somewhere in the departure lounge, and I began daydreaming. If I had an extra million dollars, I thought, I’d have a Christmas wish list involving air travel, but none of it would be on an airliner.
November 22, 2015
The cofounder of Paul Mitchell Systems, the hair-care products company, grew up poor and has been homeless twice. Today he’s a billionaire who owns three business jets.
November 12, 2015
Puzzled about what to buy that difficult-to-please friend, ­family member or business associate? Whether your gift recipient is sporty or chic, a brainiac or a daredevil, we’ve got you covered. You’ll find ideas here to make anyone on your list feel special.
November 12, 2015
You can dine indoors or out at Santiago, Chile’s D.O. Restorán, whose menu reports the source of every fish, piece of meat and vegetable. (PHOTO: Diego Varas)
D.O. Restorán, the initials stand for for “designation of origin”—is the brainchild of one of Chile’s most acclaimed chefs, Juan Morales.
November 12, 2015
Young, dynamic vintners are producing a wide variety of wines throughout Chile. Some of them rival or surpass anything you’ll find in the U.S. (Photo: Bob Ecker)
On a recent visit to Chile, I sampled many wines, tasted up-and-coming varietals and met a host of young, dynamic vintners.
November 12, 2015
Lilly Library (Photo: Kimberly Button)
Imagine being able to wander through a museum with no glass barriers, freely touching the historical pieces. Special-collection libraries let you do just that with unprecedented access to not only books and papers, but also rare memorabilia, audio recordings and more. Here are some of our favorites.
November 12, 2015
Jennifer Leach English (Photo: Ian Whelan)
John Paul DeJoria is as well known for his philanthropy as he is for selling shampoo. In his BJT interview with Cynthia Bowman (see page 14), the cofounder of the Paul Mitchell hair-care-products line tells a moving story about his mother teaching him and his brother early on that “success unshared is failure.” DeJoria learned the lesson well and today works with many charitable organizations, including his own JP’s Peace, Love and Happiness Foundation.
November 4, 2015
crowd at auction
Last August at Bonhams’s classic-car auction during the Pebble Beach Concours d’ Elegance in Monterey, California, the first two autos sold uneventfully. But Lot No. 3—a 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO, one of only 39 made—was another story. The gavel of Bonhams chairman Robert Brooks started the bidding at $10 million, a huge jump from the $1.5 million that the last 250 GTO sold for 27 years ago. And higher bids kept coming, just as fast as Brooks could point at the would-be buyers. In just 11 minutes, the sale ended with an unnamed Ferrari aficionado winning the car for $38.1 million. It became the most expensive auto ever sold at auction and it ripped my heart out because, in 1970, I had turned down an identical 250 GTO for $6,000. That very car just sold privately for $52 million.
November 2, 2015
Gulfstream GVB on the runway.  Photo: Mariano Roselas
Should an aircraft appraiser be on your transaction team? Brokers typically play the role of appraiser, using their knowledge of the marketplace to set or counter an airplane’s price. But today, with the collapse of historical pricing models, the dearth of sales and the intensely private nature of the transactions, establishing an aircraft’s value is difficult.




“"My model for business is the Beatles. They were four guys who kept each other’s kind of negative tendencies in check. They balanced each other, and the total was greater than the sum of the parts. That’s how I see business: great things in business are never done by one person, they’re done by a team." ”

-Steve Jobs