A look back at business travel in May 1983
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