27. The Conference Room

This room — oh, if these walls could talk. This is the Conference Room - where difficult, often very tense situations get hashed out. I’ve been in this room when the President and his advisors have been wrestling something out in real-time, news reports blaring on the TV. This is where decisions get made — that literally change the course of history.

Look around the room — almost like a normal conference room. But if you look closely, there are a few clues that tell you this is no ordinary board room — that we’re 40,000 feet in the air. See any?

How about the seatbelts on the leather chairs?

Look at the coasters on the table — see the lip around the edges to keep the drinks from sliding off?

And most boardroom chairs have wheels. Well, that wouldn’t work too well on this airplane, would it?

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