The use of business jets is not the problem at the big 3. Proof of that is how quickly they all caved in and closed flight departments, putting over a hundred people on the unemployment line when they did. How is having your CEO spend 10 hours in a car to drive from Detroit to DC and then another 10 hours to drive back a good use of the time of the person who is supposed to be working on stearing the company away from the abyss? It's not. Successful companies make use of business aircraft every day to move employees at all levels around the world to do business effeciently. The big 3 just demonstrated their complete lack of intelligent decision making. That is the problem.