Shared Jet Sales Soar as Wealthy Fliers Avoid Airlines

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    For Phillip Swan, forgoing the headaches of flying commercial was worth $146,000 for 25 hours of flight time on a private jet.
    “We were just sick and tired of dealing with long lines and problems with privacy going through regular security at airports,” said Swan, chief executive officer of a Bellevue, Washington-based company that makes disposable charcoal EZ Grills. Now Swan, 48, skips the lines and hops aboard a private aircraft with leather seats and grilled beef tenderloin meals. Instead of buying the plane, Swan opted for a jet card, which gives him access to an 8-person Learjet for 25 hours over 275 days.
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    By Alex Barinka - Aug 4, 2011 12:01 AM ET
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