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The Unamused Traveler

airplane [Liza first published her admittedly snarky comments on the state of tourism-travel in the late 90s. This is the latest update.]

Whoever said “the journey is its own reward” and “getting there is half the fun” never flew on a 21st century commercial airline. Undoubtedly when those words were uttered, travel was both more arduous – perhaps involving camels and cruise liners that had a purposeful destination – and glamorous, in that people actually dressed for the journey. (Even I remember the concept of having a “travel ensemble” as a kid, on the train to Fort Worth from LA Union Station. And my mom had a dedicated suitcase thing just for makeup – heavy enough to kill someone if you wanted to whack them on the head with it.)

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