Christopher Schaberg

@airplanereading

professor of literature & environment (Loyola) & author of The Textual Life of Airports (Bloomsbury) http://www.amazon.com/dp/1441189688/

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My brother (pilot, dancer, Wes Anderson character) sent me this picture of a customized airport cleaning station.

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My Brad Pitt book is going under contract next week! Thanks to some great reader reports, esp. by .

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"Oh, I don't fly any more. I have an airport avatar for that."

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"direct...access." See how new media rhetoric is being used to inform the feel of air travel? As I predicted. #ooo

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Consider NWA DC9s now retired in the desert: which ones had I been a passenger on, earlier in our lives? #ooo

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Today I'm writing an essay about this playground feature that I see all around town: a car that says NO LIMITS.

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"Welcome to the [abandoned airport] club."

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Story of my life...

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Such innocuous sounding language: "UAV (unmanned aerial vehicles) can be deployed to perform many tasks" #drones

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Behold the weird alien glow of the A380 lumbering toward takeoff...

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Still life with wing and cloud.

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What kind of oblique landscape is this?

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Consider this: simulated airport reading during the ATL international terminal dry run...

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My friend is at the new international terminal simulation in ATL: 1500 people putting the site through a dry run.

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"First bag free"—the phrase looks curious next to that other kind of airline bag.

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What is the strange thrill I get from looking at airplane boneyards on Google Maps satellite view?

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Airport reading as background act. Can you locate this concourse? Winner gets a copy of Checking In/Checking Out.

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What do you do if you meet two Buddhas in an airplane?

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One more—a tricky one. First person to locate this airport reading scene wins a copy of Checking In/Checking Out.

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