US Airways - November 2012 - (Page 144)
Window or Aisle?
Chatting with a Frequent Flyer
Casey James, an American Idol ﬁnalist, is on the road promoting his self-titled debut album. The country crooner travels mostly by bus but is no stranger to ﬂying.
How much have you been traveling?
Right now, I’m somewhere in the middle of Virginia. We did an acoustic show at the Hard Rock Cafe in Kentucky last night, then got on the bus and started heading down here. I just did the math and in the last forty days, I’ve been home for four of them.
What have you been working on?
I recently released my ﬁrst album, and we’ve already had two top-twenty hits with “Crying on a Suitcase” and “Let’s Don’t Call It a Night.”
Do you have a favorite airport? Casey’s Travel Tip
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The Milwaukee airport has ping-pong tables. That’s such an awesome idea. The band and I are ping-pong fanatics, so when we saw the tables we weren’t sure if we were still sleeping or what. It’s such a great thing to put in an airport. But make sure you play on the way out, not the way in, so you don’t miss your ﬂight!
If you could pack only three things, what would you choose?
Where’s your favorite vacation spot?
Well, I’m assuming this is for things other than the essentials. So, I’d have to go with my guitar, for sure, and clean socks. I don’t think I really need much else.
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I’ve actually never taken a vacation. I’ve been incredibly lucky to be able to see the places I’ve seen and to do the things I’ve done. When I had the time for a vacation, I didn’t have the money, and now that I have the means, I don’t really have the time. And I think it would be hard for me to relax, because I’d be thinking about what I should be doing. It would probably take me a good three days to ﬁnally relax and then another three days to get back in the groove of working, so I’d have to take at least nine days to be able to enjoy a vacation.
Any destinations on your bucket list?
I’ve been able to see most of the continental U.S. But I haven’t been to Hawaii or Alaska, so I wouldn’t mind going there. And I’d really like to get to Australia and Asia.
Window or aisle seat?
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Both actually, depending on the trip. For a long trip I like the window so I can sleep. On short trips I prefer the aisle so I can get up and out quickly and without disturbing anyone.
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of US Airways - November 2012
US Airways - November 2012
Table of Contents
From the Editor
Did You Know?
Making It Happen
Hot Spots: Best Holiday Getaways
Hub Crawl: Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport
Wine & Dine: Mendoza, Argentina Wines
Wine & Dine: Barbecoa Restaurant, London
Adventure: Thrifty in San Francisco
Adventure: Skiing Mt. Baker, Washington
Great Escapes: Red Horse Inn, South Carolina
Gear Up: Bar Ware
Making It Real: America's Historic Sites
Best of Education: Miller School of Albemarle
Silent Heroes: Honor Flight Network
Crossing Borders: Charlotte, North Carolina
Best of Health: Lankenau Medical Center
University Spotlight: University of Dayton
Celebrate Richmond, Virginia
Special Section: Chateau on Central
Must Read: Heisman — The Man Behind the Trophy
Readers Resource Index
Your US Airways Guide
U.S. and Caribbean Service Map
International Service Map
Airport Terminal Maps
US Airways Fleet/Customs & Immigration
Passenger Info/Contact US Airways
US Airways MarketPlace®
Giving: Miles for Good
Window or Aisle?
US Airways - November 2012