The fact is that the everyday-ness of today's airports is exactly the opposite of what we flyers need. Don't wall us off, you builders, from where we are and what we are about to do. We may be frightened but we are not dumb.
Aside from the fear of never seeing my luggage again, the other reason I don't check bags is because I loathe waiting for them when I finally arrive at my destination. So I was really interested to hear that American Airlines is now offering baggage delivery to its passengers.
I travel fairly often and find myself reflecting on different aspects of life against the backdrop of airports, taxis, and baggage carousels. This poem came while traveling to Chicago. I wrote it for a friend who was in the middle of a life crisis