Maybe the companies who purchase the BBJ
do so because it actually allows them to be better at their jobs, that is, more efficient, and allows them to produce more income for their company. If an executive(s) has traveling to do which is part of his/her job, and can do the traveling more efficiently in a BBJ
, therefore producing more revenue for the company, this is a good thing. Does anyone go into business without a desire to make a profit?
Just think, an executive(s) can have the convenience of a large aircraft, with all the necessities and conveniences of their offices while they are traveling. A large staff and appropriate equipment can be brought along, so that the executive can make best use of his/her time. A BBJ
will probably pay for itself because of the increase in productivity of the person(s) who use them. The purchase of a BBJ
should not be viewed as a cost but a valuable investment.
As for as the bed, showers, etc. go, how nice it must be for an executive to be refreshed when he/she arrives at the destination, ready to do what he/she does best. Juxtapose this with traveling commercial. One crucial staff member missing a connecting flight, not being able to go and come when it is appropriate, arriving at your destination late and losing a valuable contract, getting to your destination with just enough energy to turn down the covers and pass out in some hotel bed somewhere, etc.
If a company or individual has the wherewithal to purchase the ultimate corporate jet, then that person should be admired for giving our economy a boost and giving the rest of us an example of an American dream.
God bless the USA, we have the finest country on earth. We produce the finest airplanes, we have a phenomenal economy, the most stable political structure, and a lot of people/companies who can afford the BBJ
. I'll bet those executives using the BBJs have produced countless jobs for our economy.
As far as the two-bit dictators around the world, flying high in Boeing jets, who cares? Human suffering has been around since the beginning and will always be a part of this earth. Are we going to stop it by prohibiting them from purchasing US products? If those wankers want to spend their money in the US, great! More American jobs are created and we will have more tax dollars to deal with these clowns.
The article is a silly and whiny piece of journalism from a biased newspaper. The author obviously doesn't get the point of executive travel. Boeing saw a market (that is a group of consumers who have a desire/demand for a product) and is trying to capture it. Why would a company have to "fess up" about purchasing a tool of their trade? Look at the numbers (specifications) of the BBJ
versus the other corporate jets. There is much more value in the BBJ
with the much larger capacity than other, smaller corporate jets, with a relatively small increase in fuel burn.
If I were part of a company with a BBJ
, I would stand tall, with my head held high, and announce to anyone that I was proud of purchasing one of this country's finest products. When a BBJ
is displayed around the world, doesn't this speak well of the US and the citizens of the US?