A prime example of why business aircraft are invaluable. Consider the cost to the shareholder when a CEO making millions of dollars per year (figure it out per hour) is sitting on a tarmac this long:
AirTran flight delayed nine hours
ORLANDO, Fla., Jan. 29 (UPI) –
A recent AirTran Airways flight from Columbus, Ohio, to Orlando, Fla., took more than 12 hours to complete thanks to a 9-hour delay, a passenger says.
AirTran Flight 373 passenger Julie Ralston said despite spending hours sitting on a Columbus airport tarmac this week, the airline managed to leave her luggage behind, the Orlando (Fla.) Sentinel said Thursday.
How many deals were lost in that time? Reliable and speedy transportation is not a luxury for someone in that position. Unless you consider running a successful enterprise a luxury…
Also, a side note, the 7X was selling for well over $60M last year when they and other super long range aircraft delivery slots were selling at serious premiums.