Don’t get me wrong. Over the last two years, as a foreign affairs portfolio holder in the Gillard Government, my work has been rewarding and exciting. It has been easily the best professional experience of my life.
But the extensive travel makes me miss my family… a lot.
In those same two years (and not by choice), airports and aeroplanes have become a lonely home. My aim is to get in and out of them as quickly as possible and mitigate the number of hours they take away from life.
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“We face a fight for survival.”
British Airways chief executive Willie Walsh last week.
“(Qantas) faces many obstacles in surviving.”
Qantas chief executive Geoff Dixon in July 2003.
For an industry that depends on its ability to instill confidence in travelers, airlines sure spend a lot of time scaring their workers and shareholders witless.
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