An Introduction (Part 1) to “Announcing a Flight Delay” — A New Book

You know me all too well.  The flight is completely overbooked and there is a wait list for people to get aboard the last flight headed out to Chicago for the night.  You are a top-tier frequent flier and are hoping to be able to get yourself bumped up to the forward cabin.  Since there are so many people waiting for a spot on the flight, you are pretty sure that they will give you the upgrade at no cost, just so they can free up an economy seat for somebody else!

I walk up to the podium and have a brief conversation with the gate agent.  We swap boarding passes and I am given a long warm handshake and a nod of gratitude.  Stepping to the side, I shoot you a self-assured smile and a casual wink of the eye.  Your orderly world has now begun to spin completely out of control.  You are consumed by an all encompassing fear; the inevitable is about to happen!

“Ladies and gentlemen, for those of you waiting for an upgrade confirmation, the first class cabin has checked in full.”  There is a brief crackle and the speaker comes back to life.  “Please take your originally assigned seat when we call your boarding area!”

I feel daggers being launched at me by everybody in the boarding area.  The stares of disdain are enough to make a weaker man tremble, but not me.  I have been through combat like this before.  There is nothing I have not faced in air travel and no situation that I could not deal with!  Yes, I am a million mile flier and a career road warrior!

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About Jerry V. Dollar, Author, Humorist, Observer of the Human Condition

When not trekking around the globe, Jerry Dollar can be found in Colorado Springs, CO where he lives with his wife Robbi. Besides an affinity for writing and travel; he is also an avid bodybuilder, a very prolific reader, and an enthusiastic observer of the human condition. Jerry has published two books which are available on: Lulu, Amazon, Kindle, Nook, and IBook. "Announcing a Flight Delay" is a hilarious recap of the author's experiences as a million mile flyer. "A Dollar's Worth" is a collection of observations on the human condition, which originally appeared as blog posts. Dr. Dollar has served in various senior executive management capacities over the past 25 years. He has previously worked within the healthcare, insurance, software, and several other high technology industries. Jerry is recognized for his expertise in creating the foundations for emerging organizations to succeed in complex sales environments. He is also well known for his leadership in guiding technology companies through rapid growth phases. Jerry speaks five languages and has conducted business in over 70 countries on six continents. He holds particular expertise in the Latin American and Western European geographic areas. Dr. Dollar holds a BA in International Affairs, a BA in Spanish, an MBA in Marketing, and a PhD in Organizational Development. He has authored numerous professional articles, various training courses, and has conducted seminars and conferences around the world.
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