My remaining days on an airplane are definitely numbered.
I’m not dying or anything.
It’s just that air travel has become such a hassle that I am no longer interested. That’s saying a lot since I travel quite a bit for work. When I think about all the stress, missed connections, terrible HVAC and expense, it’s remarkably easy for me to simply walk away from flying. Instead, I have invested in a great car that is built to eat up the road. Honestly, I would prefer to do the driving whenever possible. I know the HVAC will be comfortable and my day won’t be near as stressful. Realistically, with most of my destinations, I don’t lose any time driving instead of flying. It’s just that the planes have gotten so crowded and the seating is getting smaller and smaller. The biggest thing for me though was the HVAC. What used to be a comfortable trip HVAC-wise has turned into a sweaty, cramped and uncomfortable exercise. I come off a plane feeling as though I have been put through the wringer. The other nice thing about traveling by car I can be assured that my lodging choice will be super comfortable. I love the HVAC at roadside hotels. Those big HVAC wall units just deliver on the heating and cooling for me. The fancy hotels always have the worst HVAC and you can’t even open a window anymore. No thanks, I’ll stick to what I know is going to be a delightfully HVAC comfortable experience.