Monday December 16, 2019

White light, flight heat

Fuses are rarely shorter than at 30,000 feet, but those who are stressed out by air travel can find ways to ward off the aggression of fellow travellers, writes Arlene Harris

17th February, 2019

There was a time when air travel was a dignified, if costly, affair. Meals were served with real cutlery and crockery, stewards were impeccably groomed and polished, and passengers were the epitome of a good upbringing, with decorum and good manners being the order of the day.

This could, of course, be said about society in general. In today’s fast-paced, egocentric world, most people are concerned primarily about themselves, and woe betide anyone who gets...

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