I want my own Terry.”

— Muhammad Ali, Coretta Scott King, Odetta, Ferron, Tret Fure, Mary Gauthier, Michelle Malone, Billy Bragg, Cheryl Wheeler and...

I have been traveling my whole life, first as the child of a military family and then as a young adult and now for business.  During that time I have seen some amazing changes to the way we get around the world but there are things that have changed for the worse.  No matter how crowded the flights were when I was little people always seemed to be happy they were traveling.  There were no fees for luggage, or peanuts and when they introduced headphones I don’t remember there being a cost for them either.  Now when you book a ticket at least the law has made the advertised cost to include taxes so there is no surprise there but that’s where it stops.  Unless like me you read the fine print you could find yourself paying for just about anything on your flight.  But tonight as I checked in for our flight tomorrow I saw a travel advisory and while I knew it was not for the flight we were taking I read it.  We fly Delta a lot and not because they are the most convenient airline to our travel plans because often they are not, but because of their support to Human Rights over the years and they just seem to care. Today in their travel advisory was a notice that they were waiving Luggage Fees and Pet fees for those people fleeing from areas in the path of Dorian.  I loved reading this.  All of us have seen the stories about people taking advantage of those suffering in storms with price gouging and even tonight on the world news was a story about an official in Puerto Rica taking bribes from the contractors doing storm clean up there.  Delta’s announcement did not make National News but I wish it had.  I think we all benefit from a world that shares news about companies and people doing the right thing.  I know it made my night just knowing that a company I choose to support, chose to do the right thing.