Are Corporate Jets Worth It?

by | Dec 31, 2008 | Observations

I’ve been thinking about the benefits of corporate jets lately.

When the Detroit Three flew to Washington for their initial Congressional hearing, then drove down for the second one, I thought it was interesting.  Is it worth the time and investment to have the CEOs fly private?

Not having to worry about flight delays, security and random people sitting next to you could be nice.  Also the uninterrupted work time has to count for something. 

On the other hand, the cost to maintain, fuel, and fly the jets is quite high.  Is it worth the money to afford the CEO a couple hours of uninterrupted work time?

What are your thoughts? Would you want your CEO flying in a corporate jet or commercial?  When we’re all watching the bottom and top lines is it reasonable to expect the leadership of large companies to drop the corporate jet?

With that, have a happy and safe New Year’s Eve tonight.  See you in 2009!

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