I am often asked why I like air travel and to be honest there are a number of reasons, but it all comes back to one thing: The experience.
The ability to fly from one side of the world to another in a matter of hours is one thing, but within a metal structure weighed down with equipment is just mind-boggling. Of course I could not mention the ever-changing views outside the window, nor the experience aboard the aircraft itself… whilst travelling the world that is.
I admit, I do visit a number of destinations repeatedly; but there is so much to explore in every city that even visiting several times I still don’t see everything, and probably never will. It is also the perfect excuse to catch up with people whom I now call my best friends, and exercise those Frequent Flyer benefits too.
Do I get bored? Admittedly, yes… but I do my very best to make the most of a long-haul flight every few months or so. Whether it’s an excuse to catch up on the movies or edit photographs, I make it work.
One of the final things I always get asked is how I afford it as let’s face it, aviation is now accessible to all, but it still isn’t cheap. The answer is quite simple. I live to travel, which also means I am savvy in how I spend and save parts of my pay-check. With a little bit of help from my trusty spreadsheet; I can plan ahead and continue to venture into the clouds.
Do you love aviation? I’d love to hear why you love the modern form of air-travel!