Well 2008 is here, and as I enter another year I thought that this would be a good time to prognosticate.
The New Year is in front of us, and this is the time to put the cards on the table and sign up for those never to be achieved resolutions. Okay, so we can skip the resolutions and just move on to serious stuff by putting 2007 behind us while looking at what to expect in 2008
One of my favorite subjects is airport security; how can you not come up with ways to make it better?
Last year I predicted that each traveler going through security would be handed a mop to clean the floor behind them so the next passenger would not have to walk on a dirty floor. Okay, I missed on this one when I forgot about the wet floor aspect that includes slipping, falling, and legal suits, and the wet feet and socks, which led to a plethora of colds and pneumonia cases. So, my crystal ball now reveals that there will be individual red carpets available that the friendly security personnel will rollout as each person takes off their shoes and walks through the metal detector. In addition, the carpets will be available for purchase at duty free prices that will include a free inscription "Edward Walked Here." What a great gift for the spouse at home, or a last minute birthday or holiday gift.
So, we have made it through security with a new gift, found some overhead space to store the carpet by crushing another passenger's hat, but hey I made sure that the overhead door closed tightly. Now we sit down for a comfortable 9+ hour flight. So, what does my crystal ball see for inflight service?
To reduce weight on the planes, so airlines can increase gas mileage and thus keep our ticket fares down, and to become eco friendly, my crystal ball sees that airlines will reduce their overall fixed weight. First, coach class inflight magazines will be lighter after removal of the pages pertaining to available beverages on the flight, as well as the page that tells you to keep hydrated during the flight. This will be a direct complement to Attendants keeping the aisles clear at all times and not bothering to offer you an undersized bag of salty nuts served with a whisper of a beverage in a non-eco friendly plastic cup. Of course business and first class passengers, who paid the full seat fare, will have the complete inflight magazine in their seat pocket, and they will be served warm nuts in a glass bowl and beverages in real glass cups, both of which are eco-friendly. So, 2008 will be the eco-friendly year for the coach class passenger.
You have arrived in the United States either returning home or to start your vacation, so what awaits us now. The shined up crystal ball see that each US Customs Agent will now have a currency exchange register at their booth to accommodate all passengers, domestic or foreign, with the opportunity, and at aggressive exchange rates, to change money to ensure that the passenger has $3 ready to purchase a luggage cart. Please note: tipping is not advised.
Well, my crystal ball has decided to take a rest for now.
Have a Happy Holiday Season and a Prosperous New Year!
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