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Flight Clubs

As other “alternative airlines” flounder, Surf Air flies the skies.

Private-Jet Etiquette

Among the no-nos: Smoking pot and videotaping other guests.

Fractional Fracas

Lessons from the collapse of Avantair.

The Flying Mansion

When the only thing that will do is your own home and office in the sky.

Very Light Jets, Heavy Benefits

Save money by matching your machine to your mission.

Gulfstream's New Best Seller

This hot, $65 million business jet can cut an hour’s fly time from long hauls.

The Best Choppers for Busy Folk

In the 1980s, many chief pilots of America’s largest companies received beautifully packaged boxes containing a VHS video titled Sikorsky S-76—The Time Machine. The video was the idea of documentary filmmaker David Hoffman. “Harry Gray, the CEO of United Technologies...[had learned that] the S-76 helicopter was a difficult sale to the corporate marketplace,” Hoffman says. “The CEOs wanted a corporate helicopter, but their CFOs were concerned about the cost.”

Flying Discounted Skies

Xojet runs its fleet differently so clients pay less.

Jets for the Long Haul

How to fly 7,000 miles without stopping to refuel.

More Ways to Fly Private

NetJets introduced the fractional-aircraft concept in 1986. Now, as then, the companies selling shares seek to offer a middle ground between full jet ownership and charter flying.

 

Quote/Unquote

“You want to make sure with a race in which you'll be flying home with other drivers that you don't crash into them. It's happened before, and it can make for a little bit of a tense situation.”