Joe Brancatelli has flown OpenSkies, and he likes it. He also likes the idea behind it — a new class of service with many of the comforts of business class at a much more reasonable price. I’m not likely to catch a ride like that soon, so best listen to Joe.
There’s little doubt the economic crisis is going to be bad for the travel industry. But I’m determined that it won’t stop me from vacationing, And I believe I can manage that, even if my family’s economic situation deteriorates sharply.
I grew up as one of seven children in a hard-working middle-class family. I never got on an airplane or stayed in a hotel until I was an adult. (And now I blog about airlines and tourism. Go figure.)
But as a kid, I traveled a lot with my family. One of my earliest memories is of Expo ’67 in Montreal. We stayed in a private home with a French Canadian couple.