“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. The limitations for what you can put inside a plane are pretty much the limits of physics, and even money cannot always overcome that. Even so, people are still always trying to push [the limits]. ”
Make It a Safe Trip
For terrorists and other criminals, there must be few targets more inviting than high-net-worth individuals who fly privately. Which countries are safe? "None," according to Edward L. Lee II, author of Staying Safe Abroad: Traveling, Working and Living in a Post-9/11 World. Lee knows what he's talking about, having spent 30 years with the U.S. State Department, where he served as a regional security officer in Asia, Latin America and the Middle East and helped develop post-9/11 anti-terrorism strategies.
His 325-page book is an easy-to-carry 4½-by-6½-inch collection of everything you need to know about traveling safely, from threat assessment to eye-opening statistics. The volume is available from online booksellers such as Barnes and Noble and Amazon.