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Best Practice Makes Perfect

A collaboration with Domino developers about how to do it and how to get it right in Domino

This morning my wife showed me this article from the Star Tribune (no login needed) about the past days of air travel, and my attention was caught by the photo of an air stewardess entertaining the passengers (except, apparently, for one fellow), by playing music on an electronic organ on a 1959 flight.

How far we have fallen since those days! Live music on a flight! Why aren't they doing that anymore? And look how big the seats are! These days airlines seem to be focusing entirely on cutting costs, and so they take away and take away from their passengers. Pretty soon they'll rip out all the seats and have everyone stand -- they take up too much room sitting down. If you pack them in tight enough and put a huge long strap around the bunch of them, they won't fall down when you go through turbulence. I'm sure we could easily quadruple the number of people on a flight.

Someday soon there's got to be a rebound -- the customers will revolt. Really, musicians are not that expensive when you divide by the number of passengers on a flight (especially if you don't have seats), and wouldn't you prefer to take the jazz flight to New Orleans instead of the boring old economy flight? It's like starting your vacation early. Likewise the blues flight to Chicago (or they could do jazz too I suppose). Or the Broadway show tunes flight to New York? There might not be as many takers for the polka flight to St. Paul, though.

Andre Guirard | 17 April 2008 08:46:49 AM ET | Home, Plymouth, MN, USA | Comments (7)

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