Convenience or Lack There Of?
In my business, I am constantly on the go. I travel all over the place a lot of the time. I used to love to travel. It was fun. It was exciting. There were perks. The flight attendants (FKA: Stewardesses) were pleasing on the eye. And there was a sense of class to it.
Today, it is a necessary evil that has plunkered itself into the middle or bottom of the pack. When is the last time you took a trip, business or pleasure, that you weren’t annoyed, stressed, exhuasted, hungry, tired…the list can go on and on and on. And you’ll see that the adjectives are such positive fillers.
Why is that? What has changed? Well, first, competition created price fluxuation. Also, they operated at a higher cost deficit then was expected, so at the end of the day, they had too many planes and routes with not enough passengers. Remind me to tell you the story of Southwest owner, Herb Kelleher, and how he changed the entire airline industry.
But that too, is for another time. But I will say, SWA is by far and away my favorite airline to fly on when I’m traveling domestically. I’ve yet to jump onto Virgin America, but will be experiencing their service in 3 weeks, so I’ll have a comparison.
I make sure to get to and from the airport with as much ease as possible. Usually, I’ll take a Town Car as my airport limo service. But when I’m traveling with my family, I’ll get something larger like an Escalade. Continue Reading