Business Jet Traveler

October 2, 2013
“We were onstage at 11 p.m. in New York and then we were on set at 6 a.m. the next day in L.A. There was no way a commercial flight could [let us] do that.” (Photo: Ryan Reason)
Business jets are their magic carpet ride.
September 30, 2013
Jay Mesinger, CEO and president, Mesinger Jet Sales
We’ve witnessed many changes in the business aviation field since BJT began publishing 10 years ago. What needs to happen in the next decade and what will happen? We asked some seasoned observers to offer their thoughts and predictions.
September 25, 2013
“With the hush kits, I can land [a GIII] at the same Stage III noise-restricted airports that a GIV can,” notes one fan of the airplane. (Photo: Barry Ambrose)
Hush kits quiet the critics, while other upgrades add the latest bells and whistles. In this age of $7-a-gallon Jet A fuel, what would you call someone who buys a 12-­passenger airplane that burns more than 550 gallons an hour? Crazy? Masochistic? How about...smart? 
September 19, 2013
BJT's first cover, from October 2003
You need only glance at our first cover, from October 2003, to see how far Business Jet Traveler has come. We began as an outgrowth of Aviation International News, our company’s 41-year-old trade magazine, and in our early issues, seemed more like a clone than an offspring.
September 18, 2013
One company offers an “all you can fly” membership for a flat monthly  fee of $1,650.
This increasingly available option can save you lots of money. Here’s what you need to consider.
August 14, 2013
Avantair’s 56 Piaggio Avanti twin turboprops have been grounded since June 6.
Fractional provider Avantair shut down in late June and furloughed employees.
August 14, 2013
Ben’s Lighthouse for Newtown’s Children
Helping the families affected by the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary school in December 2012 is a cause that is close to our hearts. The publishing offices of Business Jet Traveler and parent company AIN Publications are in nearby Danbury, Connecticut, and several members of our team live in Newtown.
August 14, 2013
The view from the Cliff at Cap.
On the opposite side of St. Lucia from Castries, the capital, up some bumpy roads, sits the tucked-away paradise of Cap Maison. Located in the hills and perched on a ledge above the azure Caribbean, this luxury boutique hotel is a lovely retreat; and its casual yet elegant indoor/outdoor restaurant, the Cliff at Cap, is a tropical find.
August 14, 2013
Alex Forsythe's Streamlined Modern Truffle
Alex Forsythe, a freelance chef who has worked on business jets and yachts for more than 15 years, believes that healthy cuisine can tickle the taste buds just as effectively as dishes that cause the arteries to shut down.
August 13, 2013
Victorinox’s Spectra 1.0
I have always coveted the hard-sided candy-colored luggage carried by my European colleagues—it looks so indestructible and impossibly chic. However, I was raised by practical parents who favor soft nylon suitcases and I always assumed hard-sided luggage would be difficult to carry.

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“What we need to do is always lean into the future. When the world changes around you and when it changes against you—what used to be a tail wind is now a head wind—you have to lean into that and figure out what to do because complaining isn’t a strategy. ”

-Amazon CEO and Washington Post owner Jeff Bezos at a press conference for the third-generation Kindle Fire tablet.