One of the first actions I take on each flight is to seek out the newest issue of American Way. Often, I feel as if I'm walking the streets or tasting the food discussed in your magazine. I'm a regular user of postcards while on the road, so the cover line ["Postcards from the Edges of NYC"] on Maggie Gyllenhaal's trip through New York City ["Hiding in Plain Sight," November 1] caught my eye; her take on New York was highly enjoyable.
I had never really thought about a possible trip to Scotland, but traveling to Edinburgh ["The New Face of Edinburgh," November 1] sounds like a great trek through history and an opportunity for adventure. Thanks to the entire American Airlines team!
Colonel Robert Felderman, Dubuque, Iowa
Dear Robert: We believe everything happens for a reason, and we're glad that your travels put you in a situation that enabled you to do some comparative shopping. If you indeed visit Edinburgh, we'd love to hear your consumer report on that trip as well.
I read Sherri Burns's editorial on the BlackBerry [October 1], and I agree with her conclusions. During weekends, my BlackBerry stays in my desk. When somebody needs my response to an important e-mail, they call my home or my mobile phone. I am a latecomer to the BlackBerry, and I find it discourteous when someone talks to me with their head inside the Berry. By the way, I had to sit at National Airport for two hours (waiting for my luggage) and decided to e-mail you from my BlackBerry.