Tag Archive: airport

Jun 11 2012

Time Does NOT Stand Still

It has been famously repeated that “Time waits for no man.” This is never so true as when you are on the road. Our bosses and clients expectations for response time to email seem to have no limits. We have bartered away all of our free time with the acceptance of smart phones. While I …

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Mar 16 2012

Please Proceed to Your Gate

How can such an innocuous phrase so profoundly impact the pH balance of my stomach? Because, early morning in an airport it is usually coupled with the statement, “You will receive your seat assignment there.” What they mean is that you may be assigned a seat when you reach the gate. Or…you may not. The …

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Jan 23 2012

The Redeye

(While this is a poor satire, I extend my apologies to poet, author and NPR contributor Andrei Condrescu) Nachtflug. It sounds fitting in German. Italian and French make it too pretty. Volo nottore or vol de nuit sound romantic and even vaguely appealing. Let’s call it what it is. The redeye. A punishment conceived by …

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Dec 21 2011

Frequent Parker Program BNA

On a recent trip, I was riding on shuttle bus back to my car tucked away in long-term parking. The bus driver was helpful, talkative and considerate (when do you EVER get all three?) and handed me a card on the Nashville Airport’s new Frequent Parker Program. She gave me some tips on where the …

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Sep 24 2011

Beaudevin- A Restaurant Report

HMSHost is a behemoth of a company with food and retail locations in 110 airports world-wide. Although they have cursed my soul by bringing Burger King and KFC to the airport dining process, they have done something to make me forgive them. Beaudevin (French for fine wine) is indeed a beautiful sight in the hallways …

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