Not to mention the carbon quota
In light of today's airline problems centring around a foiled bomb plot, Seth Godin opens up the debate as to whether air travel for business is a practice worth keeping.
Not being a business flyer this is my angle:
I hate not being present. However, there's a caveat on this for me. I hate not being present with equal weight as other participants. So whilst I'm not a big fan of conference calls, it is different when you have 4 people each on the end of the phone opposed to 3 around a conference phone and one at another location.
There is a huge element of communication missing when it isn't face to face but each participant having an equal footing puts me at ease.
With air travel the incentives are turning. Fuel scarcity is not going away, the environment debate is becoming ever more common and now with the in-flight workstation being taken away it is looking more and more like long distance travel is losing its worth.
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