Business travel is not the same experience for everyone. Some enjoy visiting different cities and trying out new restaurants or checking on local attractions. Some like to fly and some don’t. And since all airports are not created equal, we all experience flying in a different way. For example, when I was in college and flew to Binghamton, NY for a job interview, I was surprised to see that airports were not so similar. I used to joke that baggage claim there was a guy on a step ladder holding up bags and saying “Whose bag is this?”
When flying, it looks to me like very few of us listen to the flight attendant’s speech. I mean really, who does not know how to fasten a seatbelt? But I think the relative safety of flying has kept us from paying attention. On any given flight, do you know for certain if your life preserver is under your seat or if you are supposed to use your seat cushion as a flotation device?
Next time you fly, pay attention to that announcement. It could make a difference you know. Well, maybe not in terms of how your seat belt is fastened, but at least you’ll know what to do in a water landing.
Thanks, and let’s be careful out there.