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January 25, 2013
When you get into the larger aircraft it becomes like a hotel, with dozens of staff supporting the plane based in a galley area down below. You have very comprehensive cooking facilities, and on larger aircraft we have looked at theatres, with spiral staircases and a Steinway grand piano.
April 1, 2011
-ousted JetBlue founder David Neeleman, on why he named his new airline Azul, which is Portuguese for "blue"
February 1, 2011
"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." -Racecar driver Helio Castroneves
October 1, 2010
We can leave Pittsburg [where our jets are based] and arrive at our destination quicker than we can get to the nearest commercial airport [which is two hours away].  --Ken Brock, CEO of Pittsburg, Kan.-based Names and Numbers
August 1, 2010
--Jimmy John Liautaud, founder of Jimmy John's Gourmet Sandwiches, which has about 1,000 franchises in the U.S. and owns a Challenger 300 and Learjet 40 Source: The New York Times
June 1, 2010
-Warren Buffett, speaking at the Berkshire Hathaway annual shareholders meeting in Omaha, Neb., on May 1
April 1, 2010
--Donald Trump, who gets around on his own Boeing 727 jumbo jet (which he put up for sale in November, reportedly so he could upgrade to a more efficient model)
February 1, 2010
R. Donahue Peebles, a Miami real estate developer, on his Gulfstream IIB Source: NYPost.com
December 1, 2009
-Susan Friedenberg, president, Corporate Flight Attendant TrainingSource: The New York Times
October 1, 2009
Oprah Winfrey, in a commencement speech at Duke University on May 10

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““When I made the film The Invention of Lying, they gave me a private jet for getting back and forth between New York and London. I thought, ‘I will never use it’ but I ended up using it every weekend. You turn up, right, and the airport is completely empty. I mean, there’s just someone at the desk and then the pilot, who says, ‘Are you ready to go?’ and you say, ‘Don’t you want to see my passport?’ and he goes, ‘Oh yeah, I suppose I’d better.’” ”

-—actor and comedian Ricky Gervais