In today’s modern world, everyone seems to be focused on getting from Point A to B, and with the constant obsession to stay connected with our heads buried on our iPads and phones while traveling, engaging with other people on a personal level seems to be a rarity.
I recently saw a promotional video about pop-up restaurant called Shared Plate in JetBlue’s Terminal 5 at NYC’s JFK Airport where strangers were invited to dine together and connect over one-of-a-kind meals inspired by the diverse backgrounds of each diner.
Over the years, I’ve met incredible people while traveling that I regularly keep in touch with. Whether it be in a lounge, a seat mate or at the gate, I’m always eager to socialize with others around me.
In fact, one of my most memorable examples of this is when I went to Cuba without a plan and ended up spending my entire trip with travelers I met while standing in a painfully-long immigrations line at HAV. It’s memories like those that leave a lasting impression.
On my last JetBlue flight this past weekend, I was seated in 1B and immediately started chatting with the ladies seated next to me. The flight attendant took notice of our new bond and many giggles and came by with special cocktails and treats for us to enjoy. We were all smiling.
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