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Ask any entrepreneur and you'll get the same response--timeis precious. Pose the question to frequent travelers wholog 100 or more in-flight hours a year, and they'll readilyacknowledge that valuable hours are lost in transit on commercialflights due to delayed connections or inconvenient stops at anairline's hub. Wouldn't it be nice to have your own privatejet?

Of course it would be a time-saving luxury. But purchasing aprivate is not a viable option for mostentrepreneurs--even a low-end, seven-seat Cessna Citation S/IIcarries a sky-high price of $2.5 million (not to mention theadditional monthly maintenance costs). And chartering a planeoverrides any cost savings for those making many short trips overseveral days because you pay by the day, not by the hour.

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