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How does going in halfsies on a corporate jet sound?

By Christopher Elliott

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If you're tired of getting the runaround from commercialairlines but not quite ready to buy a corporate jet, there's away to use a private plane without paying a bundle. In much thesame way you would buy a resort timeshare, you can now buyfractional ownership in an aircraft.

"Fractional ownership is a good way to start out and seewhat your needs are," says Cassandra Bosco of the NationalBusiness Aviation Association. Start with the NBAA Web site if you're looking toupgrade your air travel. Flexjet offers a fleet of Challenger,Continental and Learjet aircraft for timeshares starting at $4,500a month. Flight Optionslets you buy a share in a Citation, a BeechJet or seven other jetsat rates comparable to Flexjet's.

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