I’m not sure that meeting season ever ends for scholarly publishers these days, but one certain constant is lots of time spent in airports and on planes. With that in mind, one can’t help but fantasize about a time when air travel was glamorous and exotic. From the Smithsonian Channel’s series “I Was A Jetset Stewardess” comes the video below, on the decadence that once was:

David Crotty

David Crotty

David Crotty is a Senior Consultant at Clarke & Esposito, a boutique management consulting firm focused on strategic issues related to professional and academic publishing and information services. Previously, David was the Editorial Director, Journals Policy for Oxford University Press. He oversaw journal policy across OUP’s journals program, drove technological innovation, and served as an information officer. David acquired and managed a suite of research society-owned journals with OUP, and before that was the Executive Editor for Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, where he created and edited new science books and journals, along with serving as a journal Editor-in-Chief. He has served on the Board of Directors for the STM Association, the Society for Scholarly Publishing and CHOR, Inc., as well as The AAP-PSP Executive Council. David received his PhD in Genetics from Columbia University and did developmental neuroscience research at Caltech before moving from the bench to publishing.


5 Thoughts on "The Jetset Lifestyle"

Indeed, the views of Eero Saarinen’s landmark terminal is one of the joys of traveling out of JFK via JetBlue. But to correct that linked article, they open the terminal up once a year for those interested to wander around and enjoy it.

the best flights were the MATS flights from Ft. Campbell to Okinawa. Lets see:
1 Campbell to Las Vegas 4 hour layover
2. LV to San Fran 8 hour layover
3. SF to Hawaii 8 hour layover
4. Hawaii to Midway 6 hour layover
5. Midway to Tachikawa Japan 8 hour layover
6. Tachikawa to Okinawa trip done


Hard boiled eggs and soggy toast breakfast
Baloney sandwitch with carton of milk lunch
Who knows what it was with cold mashed potatoes and some kind of green vegie dinner

Now that was flying in a Constellation decked out with canvas seats!

Forgot for recreation there was push ups in the aisle along with running in place!

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