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Window or Aisle?
Chatting with a
Love is in the air for frequent
flyers Michael Scalise and
Lindsay Bowman. The couple
met in Charlotte, and they've
been inseparable ever since.
How did you meet?
STAY OPENMINDED. YOU
DRESS TO IMPRESS. YOU
Lindsay: I met Michael on a flight from Charlotte to Fort Lauderdale in 2011. I'd just finished my first semester of law school and was
feeling pretty stressed out. I was late and running to make my flight. I sat near Michael and
noticed him right away. Just before takeoff, he
offered me some gum. I said, "No, you have to
try mine." It was key lime flavored. He graciously took it and said it was wonderful. I found out
later that Michael hates key lime pie. [Chuckles.] But in that moment, my day turned
around. Michael: I was heading home after
spending family holiday time in the Northeast.
I saw Lindsay and thought I really hope she sits
near me. She sat in the same row, and we talked
the entire flight. Our conversation continued
all the way to baggage claim. We exchanged
numbers, and it's been magic ever since. While
I was still in the terminal, I called my friend
and said, "I just met the girl I'm going to marry!" After dating for about two and half years,
I asked Lindsay to marry me on July 4, 2013.
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Michael: I own Merchants Advance Network.
I help small- to medium-size companies solve
their financial problems. I work in New York
City quite often. Lindsay: I'm a housewife. We
have two dogs - one of which we named
Charlotte for our favorite US Airways hub.
I enjoy living in South Florida.
Why US Airways?
Michael: That's easy. I met the girl of my dreams
on US Airways. It's hard to fly any other airline.
I collect US Airways memorabilia, and you can
see my love for the airline in my office. Clients
often think I'm a pilot, but I tell them, "Nope,
that's how I met my future wife."
You haven't had your honeymoon yet. Do have any
We're pretty set on Europe. Lindsay:
I studied abroad in Spain while in school.
I want to take Michael to Madrid and Segovia.
I lived in Segovia and fell in love with it.
Window or Aisle?
I prefer the aisle, and I always book
Michael in the window seat. I get up more
often than he does.
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PHOTO BY MEKINA SAYLO/COURTESY OF MICHAEL AND LINDSAY
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What type of work do you do?
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of US Airways - February 2014
Table of Contents
From the Editor
Did You Know?
Making It Happen
Diversions: Public Markets
Diversions: Celebration of Fine Art in Scottsdale
Diversions: The Philadelphia Mint
Style Spotlight: Cruise Control
Adventure: Skiing Salt Lake City
Adventure: Arizona Wet & Wild
Gear Up: Workout Tools
US Airways: History of African Americans in Aviation
Travel Feature: Eleuthera in the Bahamas
Great Tastes: Phoenix Dining
University of California at San Diego
Celebrate Black History Month: HBCUs
Best of Health: Desert Institute for Spine Care
Best of Health: Miami Beach Foot & Ankle Surgery
Visit Tri-Valley, California
Must Read: I'll Take You There by Greg Kot
Readers Resource Index
Your US Airways Guide
U.S. and Caribbean Service Map
International Service Map
Airport Terminal Maps
Passenger Info/Contact US Airways
US Airways MarketPlace®
US Airways Fleet/Customs & Immigration
Giving: The Hope Takes Flight Campaign
Window or Aisle?
US Airways - February 2014