This is Monday.
So, what’s the grand life lesson here that will lead us to happiness that knows no bounds?
Defend (with decorum) your aisle seat on an airplane. Don’t get manipulated into getting middle-seated.
Have a Better Week Than Last Week.
Luxurious. Comfortable. Stress-free.
These are words missing from the vernacular of the modern air traveler. But do they have to be MIA from our vocabulary when we arrive at the airport?
People deserve a better return. Enjoying the still mind-boggling experience of flying at hundreds of miles an hour at around seven miles in the air is not at the level it should be for the ever-increasing price of admission. And the solutions to the problems from the perspective of the customer seem attainable:
- Designated room for luggage for every seat. The space for overhead luggage does need to be increased while also divided per seat to reduce the stress and fear of missing out (so to speak) to less than courteous fellow flyers who board before you with their luggage that always appears to be where your luggage should be residing.
- Fewer seats on board = More space for sitting, relaxing and getting out from the middle or window seat
- A boarding process that feels less like catching a bus in Mumbai during rush hour and more like a special invitation to the sky by making the aforementioned changes, along with a compelling experience visualized below
The point is that a completely new form of air travel isn’t required to drastically improve air travel partially, if not fully. And if these suggested changes are indeed fiscally impossible, then it is time indeed for a major disruption–as the tech kids in Silicon Valley say–for the airline industry in the ever-evolving 21st century.
The following prototype for the future of air travel was revealed a year ago yet its vision appears more pragmatic than ever in the unofficial “Age of IKEA” in which different themed rooms are showcased for purchase in those gigantic blue stores with those delicious Swedish meatballs.
Just think of the intriguing vision above as airplanes getting into the customizable–and practical effect–app business. There’s a certain kind of luxury in catering to the user experience.
“I can do that.”
These are the words we first say to ourselves when we are 100% confident that a certain action that’s wildly intense looks easy. And by the time we realize these devastating few words have been heard out loud, it’s too late…
While promoting ‘Mission: Impossible – Fallout’–an action movie filled with daring stunts throughout via motorcycles, helicopters, and an airplane halo jump–Tom Cruise took the playful bait of talk show host James Corden after he called out Mr. Cruise’s “action star credentials.”
Mr. Corden reciprocated in kind by accepting the thrill-ride challenge of Mr. Cruise (seriously) that will make for a breathtaking segment (literally) during a future show. In a word:
Just like Tom Cruise’s stunts in the ‘Mission: Impossible’ cinematic series, the halo jump is about to get crazy real beyond belief for James Corden.
Tom Cruise has taken his stunt work to dizzying new heights.
The following video that was recently released online documents the extensive and difficult development of an insane movie stunt for Mission: Impossible – Fallout. While the action flick does not hit theaters until July 27, it’s not too early to get excited about all the practical effects and practical stunts that were used in this exciting new film.
Here’s Tom Cruise
falling jumping out of an airplane in the most Tom Cruise way possible.
This movie is going to be something pretty incredible, if only for the stunts alone.
Have a Better Week Than Last Week.