I'm on Delta 17 from LA to Sydney. It's December 14th, 2011. The lie-flat seat is comfortable and I have managed to sleep for 9 out of the 13 hours that the flight entails. I'm eagerly awaiting the breakfast I can smell beyond the curtains. This year so far, I have 167 travel days and by year's end my tally will comprise 6 months of travel outside of my home base of Sydney. Airlines have taken me to consulting, interviews and speaking engagements in Amsterdam, Stockholm, Phoenix, Hong Kong, San Francisco, New York, Ho Chi Minh City, Perth, Auckland, Charlotte, and coincidentally I have even managed to advise two of them - Air New Zealand and Delta on the future of the aviation industry. No, I am not George Clooney in 'Up in the Air'. However, aviation ideas inspire and inform the future of all communication trends.
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