I have pretty much resigned myself to driving unless I have to go on a business trip
I guess I have somewhat of a unique perspective on air travel. This is because I grew up around airplanes and the airline industry. My father was a captain on one of the largest carriers in the world. He flew for that company for 41 years. I was lucky enough to reap the fringe benefits of my father’s job. We flew all the time and for free. I didn’t have to hunker down all winter in the HVAC because we were heading out to warm locales several times over the cold season. It was a different time and the air travel was so great. I miss that so much considering the state of air travel today. The experience is just the worst and it’s magnified by my memories. The flights were so comfortable with HVAC that was able to keep the cabin temperature ideal. Flying somewhere was a big deal and I loved every part of the trip. From the anticipation sitting at the gate, to the thrill of take off, I ate it all up. Then, everything began to change. It became all about cramming as many people inside that metal tube as possible. The HVAC became overwhelmed and the flight became a hot, humid experience that was only to be endured. The airports became a crowded, chaotic mess. The main area is so hot that I sweat waiting to go through security. But, then it’s super cooled at the gate before boarding the hot plane. I have pretty much resigned myself to driving unless I have to go on a business trip. The trill of air travel is gone but, I am thankful that I was able to experience it at its peak.