Business Jet Traveler » October 2011

October 1, 2011
Originally from the Champagne region of France, Chef Philippe Jeanty has long been a Napa Valley fixture, having opened the restaurant at Domaine Chandon back in 1977. After more than 20 years as executive chef at that premier spot, Jeanty decided to launch his own place and, in 1998, Bistro Jeanty was born.
October 1, 2011
Want to stay at a resort without staying put? The new Yogi superyacht, which is now available for charter, offers all the ­amenities of a high-end resort, plus the ability to set sail.
October 1, 2011
Nearly a thousand subscribers responded to BJT's first annual survey on business jet travel. Read on to find out why our readers fly privately; what they like best and least about fractional, jet card and charter providers and their own jets; and what aircraft they'd pick if they could have any available model.
October 1, 2011
No pain, no plane. The saga of Boeing's new widebody, mainly composite 787 Dreamliner reads like the Bible's Book of Job or Murphy's Law in hyperdrive.
October 1, 2011
Carrying extra fuel may save money but never saves fuel and always hampers pe
Although business aircraft account for just 2 percent of aviation carbon emissions and .04 percent of manmade emissions, pressure on private jet operators to mitigate the effects of their impact on the environment remains high. The Jan. 1, 2012 deadline for U.S.
October 1, 2011
Try conducting a conversation without headsets and you’ll end up passing note
High-performance piston aircraft don't like operating much above 18,000 feet and to get them to do so you have to outfit them with temperamental accessories such as superchargers, turbochargers and intercoolers that are prone to break, shorten an engine's useful life or both.
October 1, 2011
Ester Dyson
After reading Esther Dyson's résumé, you might conjure up a Type A executive juggling urgent phone calls behind a massive desk. Dyson, after all, has spent decades–and earned millions–advising, buying and selling companies and shares of companies.
October 1, 2011
If the super computers that some blame for Wall Street’s recent wild swings were used to trade aircraft, it’s likely they would be programmed to buy right now. But aircraft purchases and sales still occur the old-fashioned way, which can involve deal-stalling high emotions and conflicting personalities.
October 1, 2011
If your idea of vacationing in Hawaii includes staying in a Honolulu high-rise and roaming through the "lifestyle" shops lining the Waikiki Beach Walk, allow me to suggest an alternate vision: exploring an entrancing island called Lãna’i, only 20 minutes from the glitz and the gaggle.
October 1, 2011
Each of the major companies in the fractional-share business claims to be number one at something, the point being that it is the smartest choice for you. We investigated some of these claims–all of which we found on the providers' Web sites–to see how well they stand up to scrutiny.

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“"Many years ago, our company founder, Al Conklin, sold a new twin-engine business aircraft to a very successful entrepreneur. He had established a bit of a rapport with the individual and, after the sale, asked him straight out, 'How can you justify the cost of this airplane?' His reply? 'What is the cost of a divorce?'"–David Wyndham, president, Conklin & de Decker”

-David Wyndham