I read about a new diet yesterday. It's called:
Fly It and Diet***
"This week, Continental Airlines announced its exciting new wellness program, Fly It and Diet. Nothing adds pounds faster than greasy terminal food, woofed down between tight connections. At Continental, we care about our passengers, which is why we have decided we won't feed you while you're on our planes.
That's right: no meals, no sandwiches, no salty snacks, no high-calorie cookies and no fatty nuts.
You'll be able to feel the pounds melt away while you fly.
To help you achieve your weight-loss goals, we've made our seats narrower than ever, so you can gauge your progress.
And that's not all. No food means fewer trips to the bathroom, which reduces the chance of overflowing lavatories during those long tarmac delays.
With Fly It and Diet, there's no weighing of meals, no pills, no special food -- heck, there's no food of any kind.
Lose weight while you earn frequent flier miles. Sit back, relax and allow the rumbling of your stomach to lull you to sleep.
By the time you reach Elite status, you'll be a svelte sultan of the skies!
Other airlines may take away your amenities, but only Continental cares enough to deprive you of the very best.
Continental: Work Hard, Fly Right, Eat Later."
Loren Steffy is the Houston Chronicle's business columnist. The Fly It and Diet was part of his commentary on Wednesday discussing Continental Airlines (now merged with United ... something Houston customers of Continental may never get over) decision to drop snacks etc from its service.
Steffy suggested that this was not going to make folks happy and suggested that Continental should come up with a good reason to drop all food (you can get food if you pay extra, along with baggage handling, fresh pillows and blankets et al) and suggested Fly It and Diet as a new marketing tool.
Too funny! I've been giggling for two days now after reading his commentary.
Thank you Mr. Steffy!
Here's to more conference calls and staycations and less airline travel.
Wishing you well.