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Budgeting for Bizav

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Business aviation’s offerings continue to expand: you can take advantage of so-called private airlines, membership clubs, shuttle flights, and empty legs (often-bargain-priced repositioning flights), not to mention charter, fractional aircraft shares, and the many variations of the now almost old-fashioned jet card.

How to determine which option and provider best suits your needs? Arguably, you should consider your budget first, because no matter how much an option or provider fits your travel plans and preferences, you’re out of luck if it doesn’t also fit your finances. So let’s look at four annual spending limits and see what business aviation access you can get for each.