Commentary

December 17, 2014
Doctors without Borders, a charity featured in BJT's Giving Back column. (Photo: Kiell Gunner Beraas)
If you’d like to contribute more to charities, you may be wondering where your money would do the most good.
December 16, 2014
Judges in Folio:'s 2014 competition named this edition of BJT the best full issue of a transportation or travel consumer magazine.
Business Jet Traveler has won two more editorial prizes—our 24th and 25th major wins since 2005. This latest recognition comes in the 2014 Folio: Eddies and Ozzies, the largest awards competition in magazine publishing, which this year attracted upwards of 2,000 entries.
December 14, 2014
Doctors without Borders, shown here aiding a suspected Ebola victim, is one of the charities recently featured in BJT's Giving Back department.
The demographics of Business Jet Traveler’s audience are eye-popping. According to one survey, 57 percent of you are CEOs or in other C-level positions.
November 26, 2014
Surf Air offers members unlimited San Francisco/Los Angeles flights for a flat monthly fee. (Photo courtesy of Surf Air)
No consumer likes a surprise on the bill, unless, of course, it’s the rare happy surprise. But lots of companies seem to consider inflated invoices integral to the business plan. As we all know from too much experience, the ploy works like this: hook the customer with a low advertised price, then hit him with extra charges.
October 29, 2014
Mary Mahoney and Randy Padfield
I’ve worked for a variety of magazine publishers in my career—from giants like Time Inc., which has (or at least had) tens of thousands of staffers, to small, privately owned operations like AIN Publications, my employer for the last decade. In every case, what most determined whether the company was innovative, enjoyable to work for and successful was not some corporate mission statement, not the audience the magazines addressed, not the financial resources the publisher possessed. It was the people I dealt with there every day. Were they smart, dedicated, creative and likable…or not?
September 16, 2014
BJT Editorial Director Jennifer Leach English interviews Honeywell CEO Dave Cote. (Photo: Bill Bernstein)
After I interviewed Honeywell CEO Dave Cote for this issue’s cover story, he showed me around his Morristown, New Jersey office, which is a large, light-filled space crammed floor to ceiling with mementos of his years of travel across the globe.
September 2, 2014
Every time you turn around these days, you hear about another person on a medically restricted diet. The reasons range from lactose intolerance to autoimmune conditions to life-threatening allergies.
August 6, 2014
I came away from my recent interview with cable TV pioneer and luxury resorts owner Sheila Johnson captivated by the impact she is making on the world. Her professional and philanthropic accomplishments are too numerous to list here.
July 30, 2014
Which bizav provider leads the industry? Maybe it’s Jet Edge International, whose website announces that it is “the leading large-cabin aircraft-management and charter company in the U.S.” Then again, perhaps it’s Magellan Jets, “the leader in domestic and international private jet travel.”
July 8, 2014
Jennifer Leach English (Photo: Bill Bernstein)
You’d never call David Diehl “average,” but in many ways he epitomizes the average business jet traveler. Like most readers of this magazine, he regularly utilizes private aviation to maximize family time while simultaneously advancing a high-level career.

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-Noreena Hertz, author of Eyes Wide Open: How To Make Smart Decisions in a Confusing World