What I Wonder Wednesday – In Defence of Cattle Class

There’s a new commercial featuring Jennifer Aniston where she has a ‘nightmare’ – that she is travelling on an American airline in ‘cattle class’, and doesn’t get the service that she’s used to on an Emirates aircraft. It’s an amusing ad .. but I have to say, the comments it has generated are both predictable…

Brisbane International Airport: why ‘average’ is not an insult.

‚ÄčAverage. It’s such a misunderstood word. Most of the time, when we say something is ‘pretty average’, we actually mean it’s sub-standard. But in the case of the Brisbane International Airport, average means just what it says. Average. Unexceptional. Nothing out of the ordinary .. but also, meeting an acceptable standard. For those arriving from…