Last week, we were flying from Los Angeles to Las Vegas, on a Delta Airline, first class, and I sat next to this one guy; he looks like he’s in his late 50’s, and I am usually a quiet guy until you start talking to me. So, I boarded a little bit late, so he was already sitting down, and I just said hello and sat down quietly. Then he stroke me with a simple conversation, and we started talking.
To my surprise; he’s a CEO of a Fortune 50 company, and for the rest of the flight, about 1:45 minutes or so, we talked, he’s a very knowledgeable and diversified person, I felt privileged sitting next to him, and I can see that he too was impressed by my wide experience.
I’ve met a lot of interesting people in the past, but this guy is incredible and unselfish in sharing his experience on how he runs his company. I felt like I was in an A+ business school. It was the best time of my life, meeting and talking to someone like him, one on one, for the duration of the flight.
Why am I writing this here? No specific reason, but I just liked it a lot, meeting him, talking to him, and just getting to know him.
So, next time you take a flight anywhere, try flying first class, if you don’t already do, you may meet some interesting people. Stop trying to save a buck by flying in the coach, the first class is one of the best ways to networking.