Business Jet Traveler

May 1, 2016
Like automobiles, business aircraft usually depreciate. But like high-end homes, they often gain value when owners make improvements. 
May 1, 2016
Photo courtesy of: Beautyandthebeastmalibu.com
The advantage of renting a private vacation property rather than a hotel room or suite are obvious: a luxury home can offer all of the comforts you could want, plus more privacy than hotels and resorts provide. 
May 1, 2016
Union League Golf Club hole 17
One of Philadelphia’s crown jewels is sporting a new gem. Actually, an old one, since what used to be Torresdale-Frankford Country Club dates to a 1921 design by Donald Ross. Today it’s part of the Union League, the prestigious downtown club founded in 1862 whose South Broad Street home offers a classic example of Second Empire architecture.
May 1, 2016
You have room to move on an ACJ318.
Maybe your group is too big to fit in a large-cabin business jet, or perhaps you and your travel companions simply want more space than those aircraft provide. Either way, you may be a candidate to charter a so-called bizliner—an airliner model that has been reconfigured for private use. 
May 1, 2016
This Westport, Connecticut home rents for up to $15,000 a month while the owners live on their sailboat.
While executive recruiter Lori Greenberg and her husband were on vacation in Ecuador and the Hamptons, strangers were in their four-bedroom townhouse in upscale Park Slope, Brooklyn.
May 1, 2016
Fakanal Etterem
At Fakanal Etterem (the name means “wooden spoon”) in Budapest’s bustling, historic Vasacsarnok Central Market, you can dine on delicious versions of such Hungarian specialties as savory gulyas (goulash), paprikas chicken, and nokedli (gnocchi). You can also go upstairs for a basic cooking course and learn how to prepare these dishes yourself.
May 1, 2016
EvoLux founder Ray Leavitt says he wants to make it easier for you to book a helicopter seat. He has created computerized platforms that let you either reserve the entire helicopter or open up a helicopter you’ve booked to friends or the general public to cut your costs. Leavitt claims to have 200 helicopters enrolled in the system in major metropolitan areas, including New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Las Vegas, and Miami. His goal is to get enough helicopters and passengers in the sky to bring down the cost for both.
May 1, 2016
Photo: Mark Wagner
After five years of slow growth, preowned-market sales volume headed into negative territory last year. Aviation data service JetNet reports fewer retail transactions were conducted in 2015 than in 2014, the first such decrease since 2009. Last year, 2,458 preowned business jets were sold, says JetNet, versus 2,569 in 2014—a 4.3 percent decline.
May 1, 2016
Three Chinese orphans from remote cities were the first to benefit from Angel Jet Network’s free flights using donated private jets.
Angel Jet Network (AJN), a Hong Kong-based charity providing transportation to medical care for underprivileged patients across the Asia-Pacific region, made its first flights last September. The flights carried orphans from the Chunhui Children’s Foundation to Chinese hospitals, where they were due to have major surgery.
May 1, 2016
Man pondering decision.
Fractional providers are refreshing their fleets, taking delivery of new models in the industry’s first major upgrade wave since the 2008 economic downturn.

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Quote/Unquote

“They have to make their own decisions, but I just hope I compete with them. I get to work while they get to stand in line at the airport. ”

-Mark Cuban, referring to executives who, fearing negative public perception, don’t fly privately.