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engage Window or Aisle? Chatting with a Frequent Flyer An author, motivational speaker, and global investor, Neal Petersen is constantly in the air. For him, each flight is an opportunity to meet an interesting person. How often do you fly? Some months I may take ten trips. There has not been a month in over five years that I have not flown somewhere. I make my Chairman’s Preferred status easily. Why do you travel so much? My business as an inspirational speaker is about being on stage wherever my clients book me, which can be anywhere in the world. I work to inspire people with my life story and motivate them to turn their barriers into treasures. My wife and I have homes scattered around the world, plus a catamaran in the Caribbean. When we have downtime, we fly to one of our homes. I spend more time in planes than in a car. What is the best part of flying? Neal’s Travel Tip I TRY TO USE AIRPORTS WHERE THERE ARE US AIRWAYS CLUBS SO I CAN GET A DECENT, HEALTHY MEAL. What’s your most memorable trip? I enjoy my seatmates. I usually initiate conversation, and ninety percent of the time it turns into an engaging conversation with no phones interrupting. Flying from Charlotte to San Juan, I sat next to a lawyer who planned on working, but instead we spent the entire flight in heavy conversation. The next day he came sailing on our yacht, and we’ve become great friends. I flew Envoy business class to London-Gatwick with my wife. I was looking down from 35,000 feet and remembering when I was racing my yacht across the Atlantic and all those years gone by. I came from poverty, and flying first class across the Atlantic was beyond imagination. Never forget your roots. Do you have a favorite airport? DIVIDEND MILES Insider FLY WITH THE STAR ALLIANCE NETWORK AND EARN UP TO 25,000 MILES* v Absolutely! Charlotte. It’s easy to maneuver through and has two great US Airways Club lounges. I practically live in the Clubs, and the staff are like family now. Sometimes I see them more than my wife! I know almost all of them well. If I have any issues with my flight, I want to be in Charlotte because of the way the Club staff take care of me. Window or aisle? With the Star Alliance network you can fly to more than 190 countries, and now you can earn even more Dividend Miles for your worldwide travels. Fly with US and any Star Alliance member carrier September 10–December 15, 2012 and you’ll earn up to 25,000 bonus miles. The more partners you fly with, the more miles you’ll earn! Get the details and register at *Terms & conditions apply. Both. Window for long flights as I love the views, especially on landing. Aisle on the short hops. I drink a lot of water to keep hydrated, and I don’t like disturbing my seatmate when heading to the restroom. Also, if I’m running late, those few seconds matter when exiting the plane. Are you a US Airways frequent flyer with an interesting story to tell? Email us! PHOTO COURTESY OF NEAL PETERSEN 188 OCTOBER 2012 Follow us: @USAirwaysMag

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of US Airways - October 2012

US Airways - October 2012
Table of Contents
CEO Letter
From the Editor
Did You Know?
Making It Happen
Hot Spots: Amusement Parks
Wine & Dine: San Diego
Wine & Dine: Nashville
Adventure: Paragliding
Great Escapes: Ireland
Great Escapes: Bernardus Lodge & Winery
Gear Up: Tech for Eyes and Ears
The Color of Money: Rio de Janeiro
Pink & Proud: National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Great Tastes: Molyvos and the Russian Tea Room
University Spotlight: Hollins University
Celebrate Winston-Salem, N.C.
Must Read: The Man Who Changed the Way We Eat
Readers Resource Index
Your US Airways Guide
Video Entertainment
Audio Entertainment
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®
Window or Aisle?

US Airways - October 2012