A Legend in Its Own Time?

Outside Gate 42 at Dulles airport last week, my emotions yo-yoed from giddy excitement to that other, dread traveler's feeling, deja vu. Though the sign under Legend Airline's Flight 3 said ON TIME, the gate agents kept announcing delay after delay because of bad weather. Here we go again, I thought; just another airline.

But once onboard, I found that the interior of this DC-9 looked like an executive lounge--fresh flowers, patterned blue carpeting and all the bosses' comfy chairs facing one way. I felt as if I'd slipped into an exclusive club. There were only 15 passengers for 56 seats,...

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