Like almost anyone planning to take to the air this past summer, domestic business travellers have been forced to choose: take one airline that features two names, adiminishing level of service and a potential pilot strike, or drive to points south, where the skies open up a bit. The lack of competition hasn’t done anything to lower airfares; with short-notice full rates becoming particularly prohibitive. Given that Canadian designer apparel darling Roots has pushed its planned entry into commercial aviation back to next spring, more than one company has begun to look at what was once considered the most decadent of lavish expenses, the corporate jet.

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