How those “rich folks” travel

Disclaimer: Maryam and I went on this trip without paying for it. Hey, like I said, if I sell my soul there are a few rules:

1) My soul is not cheap.
2) I will disclose who takes over ownership of my soul.

Anyway, this is all a way to say that the video is now up of “Grapes on a Plane” trip that Maryam and I got invited to. You can see what happens when we all head on a private Lear Jet and go wine tasting. Of course I take you along and, yes, even interview some fabulous Washington state winery owners. Thanks to Greenpoint Technologies for sponsoring the trip (they are the ones who built the planes we used) and thanks to Blog Business Summit (this trip was a reward for top speakers and affiliates). Steve Broback, the founder of Blog Business Summit, helped put the trip together (his dad is one of the founders of Greenpoint).

I guess this is going to be the closest I’m going to get to seeing inside the Google Jet…

Best thing about this mode of travel? No security lines! Yeah, it’s good being a Billionaire. Tomorrow night we’ll be back to flying coach on Southwest Airlines as we travel up to Seattle to attend Chris and Ponzi’s wedding.

The video starts out with a Q&A session with Jon Buccola, the CEO of Greenpoint, who talks about how much it costs, and all that. Then you’ll see Maryam and me inside one of the Lear Jets, where we talk more with Jon. About 1/3rd of the way through you get a nice view of Mount Rainier. Half way through you see Theresa, of Blog Business Summit’s blog. Then from there it’s winery time. I pretty much didn’t edit any of this, so I’d download the video and scrub through it to the parts that interest you the most.

You’ll also see famous bloggers: Matt Mullenweg. Halley Suitt. Andru Edwards. Maryam Scoble. Maryam gets a wee bit excited about the cool seats. Definitely not like coach!

11 thoughts on “How those “rich folks” travel

  1. I’m trying really hard, but the sound quality on your videos are so horrible it’s hard to listen to them. The subject’s audio is usually fine, but you come across so loud and the background noise is horrible. Neat subjects, but work out the technical details please.

  2. I’m trying really hard, but the sound quality on your videos are so horrible it’s hard to listen to them. The subject’s audio is usually fine, but you come across so loud and the background noise is horrible. Neat subjects, but work out the technical details please.

  3. Phill: actually, it’s not ironic if you know aircraft lingo. When Boeing delivers jets, it’s said that they are delivered “green.” That is, without anything inside. I wonder if they say that because of the paint color. New planes have a green primer coat. You often see them sitting outside of Boeing’s plants near Seattle, WA.

  4. Phill: actually, it’s not ironic if you know aircraft lingo. When Boeing delivers jets, it’s said that they are delivered “green.” That is, without anything inside. I wonder if they say that because of the paint color. New planes have a green primer coat. You often see them sitting outside of Boeing’s plants near Seattle, WA.

  5. Just wait till we get our VLJs (Very Light Jets) out the door. You won’t have to be a billionaire to travel without waiting in lines.
    (I won’t plug my company here ;) – there are a lot many manufacturers in the race – you can take your pick from the list on wikipedia )
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VLJ

  6. Just wait till we get our VLJs (Very Light Jets) out the door. You won’t have to be a billionaire to travel without waiting in lines.
    (I won’t plug my company here ;) – there are a lot many manufacturers in the race – you can take your pick from the list on wikipedia )
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VLJ

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