The highlight of being at the Global Business Travel Association’s 2012 convention today wasn’t:
- Hearing JetBlue CEO Dave Barger talk about going fishing with American CEO Tom Horton, while declaring that he didn’t think it was possible to merge cultures at a company.
- Watching the American Airlines video on its new Airbus A321 interiors — complete with 3D glasses and with its current livery zapped off the pictures — walking through the 3-class cabin including 1-1 seating in first class and lie flat business class seats.
- Getting to be the designated maverick, off-the-reservation guy speaking on stage about how corporate travel policies burn out travelers and don’t save companies money — to a bunch of travel managers and suppliers of managed travel solutions
Nope. The highlight was definitely getting to meet Deltalina.
Now, it’s a good thing I’m not sticking around the next two days. Because lunchtime speakers George W. Bush and Bill Clinton wouldn’t come close to living up.