Now Boarding: Flight #1 – ZodiacAir

By Saturday, June 28, 2014 0 No tags Permalink 0

Lately I’ve been getting text messages from female corporate travelers and female leisure travelers updating me on what travel disaster they are currently experiencing. An Alaska-bound friend was stuck in PHL for four hours the other night…on the tarmac. Another texted me that her seatmate had bad breath. And the colleague who is allergic to ...

Humor Travels

By Wednesday, June 25, 2014 1 No tags Permalink 0

Every now and then I’m surveyed about why I opted to do business with a certain _________________ (fill in the blank): financial advisor, sales representative, car salesman, hairdresser, etc. The survey will offer some suggested answers like “Trust,” “Professional Demeanor,” “Knowledgeable,” “Responsive to my Needs.” The one they rarely offer – and the one that is ...

Mentoring in Mid Air

By Thursday, June 19, 2014 0 No tags Permalink 0

I have had a few mentoring roles in my career. And, I had the fortune of having an important role model and mentor who helped me. Things that a mentor commonly covers are: corporate politics, asking for a raise, having a difficult conversation with your boss, the pitfalls of email, accepting credit vs. taking credit, ...

Male Mole in First Class!

By Thursday, June 12, 2014 0 No tags Permalink 0

So, I’m TRE to NYP yesterday (that’s train talk for heading to New York from Trenton) and I hear the little “ping” telling me I have a text from Johnny. Johnny is a male corporate traveler who is now apparently serving as a third party agent for me in gathering blog stories. I have encouraged ...

Payback at 30,000 Feet

By Sunday, June 1, 2014 2 No tags Permalink 0

The worst trip of my life was PHL to MSP on the Tuesday after Memorial Day about 5 years ago. It was the first flight out so figure it was leaving around 7:30 a.m. and it was a regional jet so it was 2:2 seating. My seatmate was a young man – maybe 22 – and ...