- Suzanne Hoffman
Executive/Managerial
Aspect Communications, Chicago


THAT'S A DIFFERENT STORY
"One of my favorite ways to spend time during a layover is to buy alocal paper. It doesn't matter if I'm reading a third or fourthpaper that day. It's just incredibly interesting to learn abouteach town and how they look at things, as well as how the samestory can be explained different ways by different writers. Ithelps you learn that what can be important to one group might notbe important to another."
- Mark Ryan
Technical/Support
Melling Racing
Nashville


PLAN 23C
"When you are traveling coach, look around the cabin and make noteof your favorite seats on the American Airlines World Timetableaircraft seat maps, so when you don't get the upgrade, you knowwhere to sit."
- Richard Caron
Executive/Managerial
Moseley Corp.
Franklin, Massachusetts


NO LAG TIME
"Regardless of how long a flight is or the number of time zonescrossed, you are always susceptible to jet lag. My best travel tipis a little-known naturopathic remedy - ginger! That's right, justtaking two ginger capsules when your plane is taxiing down therunway, and another two within an hour after landing, and you willfeel completely rested and ready for your next businessobligation."
- Mary H. Melcher
Professional
Specialties/Consulting
Edward Jones
Renton, Washington


LAPTOP OR LUXURY?
"Several years ago, I joined the traveling laptop club. As soon asthe flight attendant signaled permission, I, along with my fellowtravelers, dutifully opened my laptop and began working. A fewmonths later my wife observed that I was dreading out-of-town tripsand returned home cranky. She was right. I realized I had turned myflight time into office time. I still have a state-of-the-artlaptop, but it remains in the overhead compartment. Flying is againa pleasure with my rediscovered - and now protected - downtime."
- Wayne D. Duehn, Ph.D., Professional
Specialties/Consulting
University of Texas at Arlington
Arlington, Texas


MATCH GAME, AIRPORT EDITION
"To kill time during a layover or a long wait at baggage claim,play the game of matching people to their luggage. It sounds silly,but it is actually quite amusing.