Business Jet Traveler

October 2, 2015
Illustration of jet with passengers.
Turns out the group were just six miles up when three of their members wrote their 1966 hit “Eight Miles High.” Here’s why the song title lifted them higher.
September 30, 2015
Deep within Canada’s glorious Banff National Park sits the inimitable Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise. And tucked away in a corner of the grand hotel, lucky visitors will discover the restaurant Walliser Stube.
September 30, 2015
Dassault Falcon 900B in flight
Big cabin, great short-runway performance and long legs. This has been the winning formula for Dassault’s Falcon 900 series for nearly 30 years through multiple upgraded iterations, the latest of which is the $43.3 million 900LX.
September 27, 2015
This October, 1,169 square miles of some of the world’s most spectacular rock formations, waterfalls and ancient trees will be celebrated as California’s Yosemite National Park turns 125. Geologically, Yosemite is much older than that—by about 10 million years. Vertical uplift along the Sierra-Nevada created the mountains. Beginning a couple of million years ago, glaciers as deep as 4,000 feet began sculpting the canyons, and grinding and polishing the granite. Over these rocks spill thundering curtains of tall, narrow waterfalls, including 2,425-foot Yosemite Falls, the highest in North America.
September 27, 2015
5th Annual Readers’ Choice Survey
More than a thousand subscribers responded to BJT’s  5th Annual Readers’ Choice Survey. Our thanks to all of you for taking the time to participate and helping us report on how well the industry is serving your needs.
September 27, 2015
The Amazing Kreskin is no fan of airlines
You don’t need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows, and you don’t need a mind reader to know how miserable people are on commercial flights these days. “Oh my God! Please, I don’t even want to think about it,” says The Amazing Kreskin, a performer who is in fact described as a mind reader, when asked about airline travel.
September 20, 2015
Bombardier Challenger 300
The large number of new aircraft entering service in the next few quarters heralds further downward pressure on preowned-airplane prices.
September 17, 2015
Jet held up in maintenance (Photo: Fotolia)
A new insurance policy offers owners and operators of charter aircraft protection from loss of income should mechanical issues cancel or terminate flights. Typically the charter customer gets all the sympathy when these events occur, as the broker and/or operator scramble to find a replacement aircraft. But if you’re the owner or operator of the grounded airplane, the cancelled flight could cost you thousands of dollars.
September 16, 2015
“The president of the company and I often fly together because we have such a hard time finding enough time  in the office. We’ll say ‘save that for the trip.’” (Photo: Michael S. Barr)
Bob Pittman’s resume testifies to his obsession with productivity. Perhaps best known for having led the team that founded MTV, he has also been CEO of AOL, Six Flags Theme Parks, Quantum Media, Century 21 Real Estate and Time Warner Enterprises; and COO of America Online and AOL Time Warner.
September 13, 2015
Wickenburg, Arizona, population 6,500, still looks much like the gold-mining town it was in the 1800s. It sits somewhere between faux and retro, 70 miles northwest of downtown Phoenix in the foothills of the Sonoran Desert. Prospecting for precious metals takes a curious combination of nerve and deep pockets. The same could be said these days for golf course development, especially when it entails an extensive real estate component. The impetus to build Wickenburg Ranch came from two veterans of the Arizona golf development scene, though this is the first time that William Brownlee and Wendell Pickett have dared to co-design a golf course and undertake an entire project on their own.




“If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals. ”

-from Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling