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May 22, 2016
PHOTO: FOTOLIA
I once referred to New York’s LaGuardia Airport as aviation’s equivalent of the Black Hole of Calcutta, but several readers objected, on the ground that the comparison was unfair to the Black Hole.
October 15, 2015
It really doesn’t take much to keep a crew happy...the bottom line is that your crew wants to know that you take their jobs seriously. (Photo: Fotolia)
Keep them happy and they’ll keep you happy. Here are seven tips.
June 15, 2015
Winecruzer's hard shell rolling wine case.
Found a great vintage while traveling and wondering how to get it home safely? Wrapping a piece of clothing around a bottle and placing it in your suitcase is the most common way of transporting wine, but it might not be the best.
March 12, 2015
Make sure that whatever devices you bring on a trip have been updated with the latest security software. (Photo: Fotolia)
Packing a laptop, tablet or smartphone? Here’s how to safeguard them—and their contents.
March 4, 2014
TSA Prohibited Items Bin.
In the decade since 9/11, many new guidelines and rules have been applied to business aviation flights. More could be on the way.
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 1, 2013
“The concierges get to know you, so if we have access to an amazing James Bond ­premiere, they can call you and say, ‘I know you’re  a big fan of James Bond. Would you like to attend?’”  (Illustration: John T. Lewis)
Whatever you want—wherever and whenever you want it—concierge services can deliver.
August 1, 2013
“We love procrastinators, because we know how to help them,” says A1 founder and CEO Omar Saleem. (Illustration: Fotolia)
Private companies can cut red tape to quickly deliver passports, visas and other travel documents.
April 1, 2013
The ATC tower at Danbury Airport in Connecticut, which is scheduled to close on May 5. (photo: John McCarth
Expect the possibility of delays at airports you use, starting April 7.
August 8, 2012
Do Pilots Make Better CEOs?
CEOs who are also pilots may be more successful leaders. That’s the conclusion of a study by Matthew Cain, assistant professor of finance at Notre Dame, and Stephen McKeon, assistant professor of finance at the University of Oregon.

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“Our company’s accomplishments working on the leading edge, and my usefulness, would be far less were it not for business aviation. ”

-Kohler Company CEO Herb Kohler