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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Where is this scene of airport reading? First person to get it in one try wins a copy of Checking In/Checking Out.

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. Game back on. Can you locate this scene of airport reading? (Anyone can play!)

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"Five Trucks" by Brian Floca includes several instances of what I call "bird citing" in my book about airports...

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I had heard about this from , but 's photo is a classic. Airport yoga; or, just stay home.

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Game on: Can you place this scene of airport reading? (Thanks, )

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My brother sent me this picture of airport reading in Denver yesterday. Note the improvised ottoman.

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Saw this American Airlines tag art on a USPS drop box yesterday. It takes the AA logo & renames it Aerial Attack.

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I mean seriously, there's outrage about "gate rape"—& then the device itself happens to be called the "Rapiscan"?

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Some small airport, somewhere north of DC...

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Our hades, IAD.

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My plane, a Q400, PVD - IAD...about to board. I love watching the landing gear retract after takeoff.

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SPILL CART. And other airport equipment...

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Waiting in Providence...

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On ascent out of IAD: nested systems within systems within systems.

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I saw my first A380 yesterday at IAD. (Taxiing behind the Dash 8 & CRJ.) I saw it take off sluggishly skyward.

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Cruising, MSY-IAD.

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In case of an emergency: I mean, really, they almost make it look fun.

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I brought my lucky bookmark along. ("crossing their arms funereally with their seat cushions on their chests"—DFW)

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Observation at the gate: people arriving home walk in a different way in the airport than people visiting a place.

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Ready for conference: MLC, check. DFW's unfinished novel "The Pale King," check. Off to airport...

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