“"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."”
Shannon First To Offer European Pre-clearance
Ireland's Shannon Airport will become the first European airport with fast-track
pre-clearance for flights to the U.S. The Irish and U.S. governments signed an agreement last November that opened the way for pre-clearance to begin at Shannon this summer and in Dublin in 2010. The operation will include customs, immigration and agricultural clearance, as well as screening for radiological and nuclear threats, and will give passengers on commercial and private aircraft full clearance into any U.S. airport.