Yesterday, I flew NorthWest to Detroit (I spoke at the University of Michigan's Ross School of Business in a speaker's series associated with The Yaffe - no relation - Center for Persuasive Communication)
I had the pleasure of meeting long time listeners/readers in the form of Derek Mehraban and Catherin Juon.
En route to the plane, I spent some time in the NorthWestern Lounge at La Guardia Airport (including some good surreal time in crayonville) and noticed a rather interesting promotion on the front desks of the lounge.
The promotion was for Zicam, a "homeopathic" cold remedy tablet (I've seen similar ones for Airborne offered at Admiral's Clubs), which you would think was perfect for the cold/flu season. That said, what does it say about flying, especially when one factors in the infamous "sick air" that gets circulated continuously en route.
I guess it would be the equivalent of a pop-up retail booth at departure gates selling life insurance...
I buy the Airborne promotion because of its "preventative" qualities/positioning, however the Zicam one left me....well....a little.....cold.