Could you imagine having your very own Boeing 787 Boeing Business Jet to fly around the world in? Photo: Liz Matzelle

Could you imagine having your very own Boeing 787 Boeing Business Jet to fly around the world in? Photo: Liz Matzelle

If you have your own plane I am jealous. Even if it is just an older Cessna 172, having your own plane to fly around in (or be flown around in) makes you rock. Even though any plane is a good thing, some personal planes are better than others. Sure, there are many different aircraft manufacturers that build multi-million dollar private jets for private citizens of the world to be flown around in style, but if you are going to do it, why not go all out? When conducting research, I realized there are currently 12 Boeing 787 Dreamliners and 8 Boeing 747-8 Intercontinentals that are on order by private parties. Say what? Who needs such planes? Well normally either charter companies, governments or super dooper VIP’s will purchase these aircraft.

I contacted Boeing and turns out that all 8 of the 747-8I’s are for government purchasers. Even though not a bad ride at all, having a government purchase an aircraft is not as impressive as an individual. Out of the 12 VIP Boeing 787 Dreamliners currently on order, 2 are for charters, 4 are for governments and 6 are for private owners. Whoa! Of course Boeing can’t talk about who the owners are, but maybe I can try to talk to them myself. Here is an open letter to the six fine people who have enough taste (and money) to purchase one of these airplanes:

Dear Boeing Business Jet 787 Dreamliner Purchaser:

First of all I want to say congratulations for being at a point in life where you can afford your very own  Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner. I know myself and many others around the world envy your ability to buy such a machine and I salute your great taste in aircraft. As I am sure you know the Dreamliner is the next generation of airliner and one beautiful machine. I know it probably has been hard waiting to take your first flight with all the delays, but let me assure you, it will be worth it. I am sure you are use to the finest things in life and the VIP 787 Dreamliner will be no different.

If you are a person who loves to share unique experiences with others I would be honored to get a tour, maybe even a ride in your soon-to-be-delivered VIP Boeing aircraft. Sure you might have people from large-named TV shows who want to check out your plane for a show like “Check Out My Expensive Ride,” but they are looking for ratings. I would love to share your passion for beautiful planes with the world in a unique way.

You join only five others around the world to have such an amazing aircraft and I only hope you might want to share a bit of that with others. Thank you for your time and I hope you have an amazing year.


David Parker Brown
Owner/Founder, AirlineReporter.com

Image: Liz Matzelle

EDITOR-IN-CHIEF & FOUNDER - SEATTLE, WA. David has written, consulted, and presented on multiple topics relating to airlines and travel since 2008. He has been quoted and written for a number of news organizations, including BBC, CNN, NBC News, Bloomberg, and others. He is passionate about sharing the complexities, the benefits, and the fun stuff of the airline business. Email me: david@airlinereporter.com

Touring Allegiant Air”s Headquarters in Las Vegas

I haven’t purchased a private 787 yet, but I plan to once the aliens land and make me rich, handsome, young and a total babe magnet.

On that basis, let my tell you why I would by a private 787. Because I can.


Well they wouldn’t have to make you a babe magnet, having the 787 as a private jet would probably do it :).



Sad, isn’t it, that it appears 787-8 sales are now being targeted at the VVIP market? Perhaps the limit payload it will be able to carry the warranted distance? 😉

I am guessing they will put some extra tanks in and the 787BBJ will be able to take its owner anywhere they want to :).



If……..if you are fortunate enough to be invited for a trip on one of the floating palaces you will have to take a toothbrush etc with you. May I respectfully offer my services as your official toothbrush carrier. It will impress the hell out of them! I have an old suit somewhere which should also help a bit as it’s so old they will immediately see you as a person of taste what with having an ancient t/b carrier of your own.


I don’t have a private jet, but i prefer to take business class or first class in the airline as it is much more cheaper than maintaining a private jet . Although there is of course more privacy in Private jet ,AIRLINES First class is as comfortable as private jet .
I’ve had considered of getting a Gulfstream G650 or Bombardier BD-700 Global Express before , but i calculated that the maintenance and operation cost was too much ( millions of dollar annually).For instance, if i brought my entire family , 5 people in 1st class – it would cost me 100,000 USD Max. but private jet would cost at least 100,

Would be amazing plane to have as your own 787 Boeing if its not going its not a Boeing!!
It will take you any where ,just a shame there’s only one planet to fly around in the universe .

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