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Heads up while taxiing

We landed on Runway 24 at TEB (Teterboro NJ) and exited at the end of the runway. We contacted ground control and were cleared and read back “Cleared to Jet Aviation via Q, G, L, J.” While taxiing in, to my right on the first ramp I spotted a Gulfstream taxiing toward Q on a collision course with us. It was obvious to me it was not going to stop, so I did. I instructed my co-captain to ask ground control if we were meant to follow the Gulfstream. The controller stuttered a little as he assessed the situation and mumbled something to the affirmative. The Gulfstream must have received taxi clearance prior to us checking in on the ground control frequency. You can never be too careful out there.
__ ATP. BAe 125.

Safety is job one

Too often we see a pushy client or passenger demanding to use an airport for personal convenience that in the opinion of the operator/pilot would not be a safe operation. Kudos goes to the operators who don’t allow operational safety decisions to be overridden by a pushy passenger. To drive 35 minutes to a safer airport should not be the end of the world. I am curious how many operators still struggle with this problem. We cannot relinquish operational control even if we lose that client. Safety should always be first priority.
__ATP. Hawker 800XP.