This will be short because I have nothing unique to add to the conversation. I’m about to give a talk at Chris Guillebeau’s World Domination Summit on travel, and I don’t really want to.
Don’t get me wrong, it’s a great group of people, and it’s a talk that I love — but with the news of the Asiana crash in San Francisco it’s a little bit difficult to focus on my usual pedantic concerns of points, miles, first class cabins.
And yet I won’t be posting much on the subject of the crash because I don’t have special knowledge from being on the scene, or special expertise other than as an observer of travel about crash investigations.
I’ve just been following twitter for my updates. And I know to discount much of what’s reported in real time. First, it was that the flight was coming from Taipei. And then:
There was this hopeful statement.
And a first-hand tweet from a crash survivor.
I spent a good bit of time looking to see if anyone had booked onto the Asiana Seoul – San Francisco flight today via my award booking service. And I fielded queries about friends who were flying back from Seoul today (they weren’t on the San Francisco flight).
We know only dribs and drabs at this point, and since I have no special insight I’ll just say that religious or not all of our thoughts focus on this even as we go on talking about things that seem small in comparison.