Business Jet Traveler

August 14, 2013
Alex Forsythe's Streamlined Modern Truffle
Alex Forsythe, a freelance chef who has worked on business jets and yachts for more than 15 years, believes that healthy cuisine can tickle the taste buds just as effectively as dishes that cause the arteries to shut down.
August 13, 2013
Victorinox’s Spectra 1.0
I have always coveted the hard-sided candy-colored luggage carried by my European colleagues—it looks so indestructible and impossibly chic. However, I was raised by practical parents who favor soft nylon suitcases and I always assumed hard-sided luggage would be difficult to carry.
August 7, 2013
German cars have eliminated Lexus’s lead in the silk-road stakes, leaving the Japanese contender with a fresh need to stand out. (Photo: Nigel Moll)
It may not outperform German sports sedans, but it shines brightly in its strong suit—comfort and heft. 
August 6, 2013
Inventory Trends (click to enlarge)
Overall, jet buyers and sellers seem about evenly matched. But some models are in much greater demand than others. Gazing through the rearview mirror at the first half of 2013, we see that, overall, the number of used jets for sale is neither rising nor contracting. Some models are a different matter, however.
August 5, 2013
The certified Custom Control Concepts 3-D monitors, which come with 3-D glasses, are available in sizes ranging from 42 to 64 inches (measured diagonally).
With this gear aboard, you may wish your flight were longer.
August 5, 2013
The guide advises everyone not to wear white clothing, the color of some local flowers. The bats that come out at night might try to pollinate us. (Photo: Amazon Clipper)
“Look, the dolphins are following us!” yells one ­passenger onboard the Amazon Clipper Premium, as we sail down Brazil’s Rio Negro back to the port city of Manaus. Diving in and out of the water, Pink River dolphins play their version of hide and seek. Are these the same dolphins we petted at the riverside feeding station a few miles back?
August 5, 2013
Travel$ense accounts for hours lost by airline  passengers when ­traveling to and from their airports, time spent in security lines, time lost due to ­canceled flights and more. (Illustration: John T. Lewis)
Sophisticated software can tell you which makes the most sense on a flight-by-flight basis.
August 5, 2013
Jennifer English (Photo: Mona L. Brown)
Issy Sharp, the founder of the Four Seasons hotel conglomerate and this issue’s cover subject, considers private aviation an essential business tool. He says it represents “true luxury” because of the time it saves him and the quiet, uninterrupted work space it provides.
August 5, 2013
You can get up to 43,000 feet just 22 minutes after takeoff thanks to the aircraft’s pair of quiet, state-of-the-art Honeywell HTF7500E engines (6,540 pounds of thrust each).
The Brazilian airframer promised a “game changer,” and it is delivering.
August 1, 2013
“This is a relationship-based business, with some of the top people in the world. They don’t want to call some customer rep; they want a personal relationship.” (Photo: Chad Slattery)
Aerospace engineer Marc Foulkrod had no intention of getting involved in marketing when he was tapped to help a fledgling aircraft charter/management firm called Avjet in 1981. After college, he served as a performance-engineering specialist for Boeing and McDonnell Douglas before joining cargo carrier Flying Tigers.

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“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.”