DE­PAR­TURES

A look back at busi­ness travel in May 1983

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SOME THINGS NEVER CHANGE.

Our cover story for May 1983 was about the hor­rors of be­ing a busi­ness trav­eller who is also an anx­ious flyer. Boe­ing had re­leased fig­ures showing that one in ev­ery six adult Amer­i­cans had aero­pho­bia, and over sev­eral pages the phe­nom­e­non was examined, with help­ful ad­vice of­fered along­side case stud­ies. The tales are time­less, though thank­fully, in the in­ter­ven­ing 35 years, avi­a­tion safety has im­proved.

An­other piece by Ian Wooldridge looked at how it might be pos­si­ble to or­gan­ise a work itin­er­ary so you could “hit the high spots of the year’s sport­ing cal­en­dar” (Wooldridge was a well-re­spected

Daily Mail sports jour­nal­ist). It might be tempt­ing to do this to­day with the FIFA World Cup in Moscow in 2018 and the Rugby World Cup in Tokyo in 2019, al­though the sug­ges­tion that one of the must-see sports events was bull fight­ing in Spain prob­a­bly dates the piece.

The sug­ges­tion to see bull fight­ing in Spain prob­a­bly dates the piece

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