Frequent Flyer #2

I’m getting childishly exited about these interviews whenever I get the email back with all the answers. This months frequent flyer is a guy I’ve never met but I’ve been reading his eminent blog for years. The digital place where he turns customers services inside out and report with humor and warmth about little daily stuff going on being a father, husband and a world citizen.

Who knows. Some day I might bump into him at one of his favorite airports.

Until then, thanks for sharing K and letting Monologuer get a sneak peak into your world itinerary.

Name: Patrick Stahl aka Konsultpappan
Based out of: Malmö, Sweden
Travel mostly in (Europe/Asia/North America/South America/Africa/Middle East/All of the above)
All of the above
Occupation: Leadership Consultant

1) Favorite destination all times?
Barcelona. Hands down - never get tired of that city.

2) Favorite airline/airport (and why)
KLM has the best Economy Class service. Scandinavian the best Premium Economy service - and Lufthansa really kicks ass in Business Class.

Well - actually I don’t like airports. BUT - I like Schiphol airport, because I know that the Dutch woman selling tulips there speaks Swedish. I like the seafood bar in Brussels, and Bangkok’s international airport for the massages there.

3) Favorite seat location?
Front/Window for long haul - I have a big bladder and a need for sleep.
Front/Aisle for short haul - I want to exit fast when I have only carry-on luggage.

4) Preferred aircraft model?
I actually don’t like flying, but I want the planes to be modern and jets. No turboprop or old wrecks.

5) Worst nightmare flight?
Any number of flights within Russia…. One where my seat didn’t have a back. One where the co-pilot laughed and sounded super drunk over the intercom. One where the guy next to me threw up from the booze. I looooove Aeroflot.

6) 3 things you always bring in your carry-on?
Xinix (if you are not sure about the water/salad/food - it’s your best friend in a drop vial). Actually I always bring a small pharmacy in my carry-on. I don’t want to stand in the middle of a jungle trying to find a place that hawks penicillin ripoffs. I can deal with anything up to a minor bone fracture in the field.

Lots of backup Dollars/Euro in 20:ies bills (a language spoken in ALL countries if you need help fast).

My Doberman mobility alarm. If I have to sleep in a chair at an airport - I activate it. If someone takes my luggage all hell breaks loose. A lovely device - 15 Euros at Schiphol airport.

7) Are you the chatter or chatee with your neighbor?
Actually - I often pretend not to speak the language. I am good at faking accents, so I sometimes say in a really heavy Russian accent that “Sorry - not speak the English. Is Russian. Sorry.” I should be ashamed of this, but it just works so damn well.

8) Easy sleeper on flights, yes/no?
I am like the dogs of Pavlov. When they start pointing out the emergency exits - I go lights out.

9) The flight is delayed. What do you do to ease the wait?
I always bring extra computer batteries and my computer is loaded with 100-150 films/episodes I want to see. I can watch 10-12 hrs of Lost/24/whatever without having to recharge.

10) What do you always order when the pre-meal beverage cart comes?
Short haul - nothing.
Long haul in the evening - a Bloody Mary. Always.

Photo: http://www.wfia.nl/contentimages/schiphol4.JPG
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One Response to “Frequent Flyer #2”

  1. C Says:

    So far my favorite!!!