Commentary » Notes from the Editor

May 29, 2015
Illustration: Fotolia
Thousands of Business Jet Traveler’s subscribers are CEOs or in other senior positions at corporations, nonprofits and political organizations that deal with the public. If you’re in such a role, perhaps you’d be interested in some of the reasons why at least one member of that public (aka me) is running low on Excedrin.
May 15, 2015
BusyCal offers a more feature-rich alternative to Apple's Calendar app.
A look at some of our editor's favorite software for desktop and mobile use.
April 19, 2015
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.
March 31, 2015
Got a first-rate entertainment system on your jet? Consider putting it through its paces with one of these popular-music concert films.
March 26, 2015
Photo: Jet Aviation
The sky's not the limit for biz jet cabin design these days.
February 12, 2015
(Illustration: Fotolia)
Sometimes you have to glance at the rearview mirror to get a sense of just how far you’ve come. So I recently pulled from the shelf some 1970s and early-1980s editions of BJT’s oldest sister publication.
January 6, 2015
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.
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 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.

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“Time is our most precious commodity, and there are conveniences that wealth brings to essentially get you more time. —retired Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, explaining why he commutes via private jet from his Seattle home to watch games of the Los Angeles Clippers, the basketball team he bought last year for $2 billion. ”

-retired Microsoft CEO Steve Balmer