Alfred Kazin

Denny Hatch is the author of six books on marketing and four novels, and is a direct marketing writer, designer and consultant. His latest book is “Write Everything Right!” Visit him at dennyhatch.com.

I disagree with Michelle Higgins. She is a whiner and a handwringer. Getting on a plane is emphatically NOT “roughly akin to entering the ninth circle of hell.” It’s a miracle. The late author and critic Alfred Kazin said his idea of happiness was settling into an airliner seat with a book, a notebook and a martini. Amen. Jet planes have taken me higher and faster and to places around the world only dreamed of by my grandparents—and usually for only a few hundred bucks. If you want to spend $400 to $3000 or more an hour to fly in obscene luxury, plenty of

Is Eos a Viable Business Model? April 4, 2006: Vol. 2, Issue No. 26 IN THE NEWS Eos offers first-timers reduced fares, money-back guarantee Eos, the new airline offering premium-only service between London (Stansted) and New York (Kennedy), is offering reduced fares and a money-back guarantee to certain British Airways and Virgin Atlantic business travelers willing to try Eos for the first time. —Travel Weekly Daily Bulletin, March 29, 2006 IKEA billionaire founder proud to be frugal Kamprad always flies economy, drives 15-year-old car GENEVA—IKEA founder Ingvar Kamprad, ranked 4th richest man in the world, drives a 15-year-old car and always flies economy

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