35. If you have to fly, fly direct.

Oh good! We appreciate direct advice. And when it comes to flying, we take directions well. Aside from those people doing mileage runs, do people need to be told to NOT fly with as many stops as possible? And even Mileage Run folks aim to fly direct. (sidebar: should airlines and credit cards consider changing their reward processes to discourage/shame-shame status-seeking mileage-run runners? Maybe this could be a future posting…) 

Let’s get to the point - the destination, when flying, it should be fast, efficient, and a direct source to your goals. Flying direct is like being direct. Flying with stop-overs is like being wishy-washy (not a trait your Future You embraces). 

To help you “If you have to fly, fly direct,” here’s a simple 2-step process:

Hmmm. Book a direct flight  

Now go outside and enjoy the sun 

Your Future You will be direct with you on this advice, too (it’s how your Current You talks to yourself anyhow). Flying direct will also increase your Future You’s time to connect, serve, and share adventure stories with Future Others.

P.S. - It’s been reported that Corporate Housing helps people who… “If you have to fly, fly direct” by setting the ‘be direct’ tone with direct to the point ‘benies’ like saving money versus a hotel stay, saving your waistline by providing kitchens, and saving future yous from being too wishy-washy.   





This series is focused on Simple Sustainable Actions - based on Stephane Omsanski’s article in Parade from 2021.


35. If you have to fly, fly direct.

Listen, we can't all avoid air travel. Sometimes, it's necessary and sometimes, we really want to travel! If you do find yourself flying, try to fly direct whenever possible. Fewer stops are better for the environment, especially when you're trav

eling far ways.