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Attitude at Altitude Part 2

by Steve Brock on August 13, 2010

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Bring a good attitude along with your carry-on

Last time we looked at how just expressing our appreciation to flight attendants can stand out in the increasingly uncivil world of civil aeronautics. But sometimes, you don’t even have to say “Thank you.” Sometimes a positive attitude shines through in other ways as exemplified in a situation a few years ago.  [click to continue…]

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The beginning of a long journey

by Steve Brock on August 9, 2010

The effects of jet lag on my son Connor at the Rome airport

Three years ago last month, I am riding out to my homeward-bound plane in an air-conditioned bus across the sweltering tarmac of Fiumicino – Leonardo da Vinci airport, Rome’s international port of entry and departure for air travelers. I suddenly have two thoughts. The first is, “Whatever happened to jet ways?” I never thought I’d miss shuffling to my plane down that irregularly bent mystery tunnel with fellow passengers all vying for limited overhead space. But here I am, bumping along the runway with 80 other standing passengers, downright nostalgic for a boarding method I never really thought about until now.

My second thought goes a bit deeper: “Why has this trip through Italy felt like so much more than just another vacation?” [click to continue…]

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