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Striving to keep an open mind, a full heart and thick skin

I’ve been quite happy lately. “Why?” you ask? Because I’ve actually been chasing and fulfilling a dream, and have found along the way how good it really feels to accomplish something, especially when you’re very passionate about that something. “The Great Planes” on Instagram has well over 600 followers – something I never thought I’d […]

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The phrase “Never meet your hero” is a lie… a big, big lie

I read about airplanes and I’m happy. I write about airplanes and I’m happy. But when someone else reads what I write about airplanes… that’s the ultimate – an indescribable feeling of satisfaction and success. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: aviation is in my blood. With parents who met as flight […]

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Through Security in the Blink of an Eye

Note: This was originally published on the Aviation Queen blog, where I have been fortunate enough to post as a guest contributor thanks to the immense kindness of Benét Wilson. New biometric screening option offers predictability and convenience, but is it right for you? It may sound unreal… like something straight out of a sci-fi […]

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Where Luxury Lacks, Savings Abound with “Basic Economy” Fares; United to Test Low-Cost Option at MSP

Note: This was originally published on the Aviation Queen blog, where I was fortunate enough to post as a guest contributor thanks to the immense kindness of Benét Wilson. As one of three major U.S. airlines committed to offering travelers low-cost tickets with fewer amenities, United will soon test its basic economy fares in Minneapolis. […]

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