So Long, Airworld

Travel Blog  •  Rob Verger  •  06.30.09 | 10:25 AM ET

Photo by Rob Verger

It’s been a pleasure covering air travel for World Hum’s blog, and I’ll miss it.

Looking back, some of my favorite posts to write were the ones that celebrated the quirkier aspects of air travel: I loved writing about, for example, a strange scabies outbreak among TSA staff at Boston’s Logan Airport (though I did not, in fact, enjoy once getting scabies myself).

But more than anything, I loved being in touch with people who love travel, writing and flying. It was fun chatting with Matt Gross about his experiences as a frequent flier; and I liked hearing the thoughts of veterans like James Wallace, who covered aerospace for the Seattle P-I for 12 years.

What else? I appreciated JetBlue’s open-mindedness in letting me hang out for 24 hours in Terminal 5 at J.F.K, and blog while there, a mini-project that in the end I feel captured something of the realities of air travel, because it was an experience fun, exhausting and miserable at the same time. Airworld, as you might have guessed, is best sampled in small quantities.

I’ll continue as a freelancer, contributing stories and photos to World Hum, the Boston Globe, and more. In the meantime, links to reach me are listed below in my bio, if you want to be in touch. I’d love to hear from you. Thanks for reading.


Rob Verger

Rob Verger is a frequent contributor to World Hum and the site's former air travel blogger. His articles and photographs have appeared in the Boston Globe and other publications, and he's a former undergraduate writing instructor at Columbia University. If you like, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or follow him on Twitter.


1 Comment for So Long, Airworld

wangming 07.11.09 | 11:02 PM ET

Commenting is not available in this weblog entry.