Living: People Expressing Themselves

The flight attendant's after-takeoff chant is so familiar that to an experienced traveler it sounds like "Blah, blah, blah, seat belts. Mumble, jumble, life vests under your seats." Suddenly there is an ear-opening sentence: "Welcome to People Express, the fastest-growing airline in the history of aviation!" Welcome, indeed. We are aboard People's el cheapo $149 Newark-to-London flight, and the mood of most of us is light to the point of giddiness. Who cares if it costs $3 to check a suitcase? Most of us are traveling light. So what if instead of the...

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