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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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“"I've got a list of corporations that have gotten out of their airplanes [because of criticism from politicians]. It is the stupidest thing I've ever seen. When you look at the time and cost savings; it does not make sense not to fly [privately]. You can't let public perception interfere with your business decision to fly. It either is a good business decision or it isn't."”

-business aviation entrepreneur Nick Popovich