Originally Posted by Sticky
Good thinking - I'll take both also : P
In reality, what I see is that most of the guys that I know that fly private borrow their friend's plane. Even at that, they pay for the landing fees, fuel, and pilots. That alone can run you 5k for a simple trip from Pittsburgh to a semi-close airport like Chicago or New York.
Amex pushes these private jet services but I've never used one. In reality, I have never flown private although I have been invited to...didn't work out. My wife has a number of times because she works with said ballers. It is pretty dope. She drives her car up to the jet, gets out, walks on plane and sits down. They valet her car. When they land, car is pulled up next to plane. Compare/contrast that to the modern experience, even with precheck, and there is no comparison.
On yachts - you are in another league there. That is crazy money and the thought of being out at sea in a storm somewhat scares me. "