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The Jumbo Jets Boeing and Airbus Turn Into Posh Private Planes

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The $65 million Gulfstream G650 may be the pinnacle of the private jet market, but it just doesn’t do the job for billionaires who prefer to fly with more than a dozen or so passengers. (www.wired.com) More...

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chalet
chalet 3
Well the King of Saudi flies to the Cleveland Clinic once or twice a year and Allah forbids, he won't leave the palace at home without his 20 to 24 wives, assorted concubines and perhaps 30 offspring and the only way to do it is the old fashion taht is onboard the biggest plane his dinars can afford so traversing the 15,000 miles or so would not be that untolerable. Pity the poor guy.
preacher1
preacher1 2
Well besides the billionaires, there is some 135 and 90 stuff mixed in there as well.
tomrgalvtx
Tom Roberts 2
I am older than most so I remember the DC-9 Playboy jet, all black and hangared and maintained at the Purdue University Airport.
stevooz
steve rogers 2
nice to dream ....
preacher1
preacher1 2
Your not that old. I remember it too. LOL
ifbeggs
ian francis -1
I would rather help the poor if I had that much extra cash lying around.
jcazalot
jcazalot 2
yeah that's what we all say
captainjman
Jason Feldman 2
Would be nice to do both - why not use your giant jet home to fly to places hit by disaster, living like a billionaire should, helping others, inviting them back to your jet for medical care and a clean place for kids to play if you want. If you are donating BILLIONS surely you should be able to enjoy nice things too.

Of course, not everyone who owns large jets like these do these things- some might.
racerman
larry clement 2
anyone who lives in America and owns a large private jet is already helping the poor by paying big taxes. Maybe they were considered poor at one time, and decided to go to work and fix that problem.
chalet
chalet 0
Yeah and this is posible thanks to the very generous tax breaks that the Dumb-ya Bush granted them millonaires, ok?