US Airways - November 2013 - (Page 172)
Window or Aisle?
Chatting with a
jonathan witmer travels the
world for his job as group vice
president of the hospitality
division at waterford, wedgwood, and royal Doulton.
How often do you travel?
abrOaD, try tO
lEarN sOME OF
Happy tO HElp
About sixty to seventy percent of the time.
At the beginning of this week I was in Florida.
Now I’m in New York, and then early next
week I fly to Europe and then straight to
Beijing for three weeks. I travel to meet with
our teams and customers around the world.
There’s no substitute for meeting someone
face to face.
Do you travel for leisure as well?
Yes! I enjoy the Caribbean and Europe. I lived
in Japan for a while and from there I was able
to explore much of Asia. I went to Bali, spent
a few weeks in Guam. When I take a vacation,
I look for a place that I haven’t been to and a
place that has a lot of history.
What have you learned from life on the road?
When I started traveling twenty years ago,
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Do you have a favorite part of flying?
The most enjoyable part is the chance to meet
new people. You get to interact with many
cultures and types of people you’d never have
Is there anywhere you haven’t been that you’d like
Quite a bit of South America because our
business isn’t as developed there. I’d love to
get to Brazil, Chile, and Peru. Oh, and Africa.
Who would you like to sit next to on a plane?
Abe Lincoln. I’m inspired by his courage,
passion, and unwavering belief in our country
and what we stand for — and what we don’t
stand for. His strength and determination
helped build our country.
Window or aisle?
On long flights the window so no one is
stepping over me. On short flights, the aisle
because it’s easy to get in and out and there’s
a bit more legroom.
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I was all about being efficient. Now, I’ve
completely gone the other way. Travel for me
now is all about stress management. I overpack on purpose so I don’t have to worry about
anything. I have everything with me. It’s far
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of US Airways - November 2013
Table of Contents
From the Editor
Did You Know?
Making It Happen
Hot Spots: A Caribbean Christmas
Hub Crawl: Seattle-Tacoma International Airport
Wine & Dine: Mead
Wine & Dine: Smith & Wollensky
Wine & Dine: Silver Oak Winery
Style Spotlight: Holiday fashion for men and women
Great Escapes: Nova Scotia
Great Escapes: Christmas in Colonial Williamsburg
Adventure: Wandering Manhattan
Gear Up: Time, Space, and Labor Savers
Travel Feature: Madrid, Bite by Bite
Carolinas Aviation Museum
Destination 48: Phoenix
Military Colleges and Schools
University Spotlight: Auburn University
Best of Health: Miami Beach Foot and Ankle Surgery
Must Read: Running Like a Girl
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: Carolinas Freedom Foundation
Window or Aisle?
US Airways - November 2013