Why Business Related Travel Is Like Chess

Sitting in the airport, on my way home to Atlanta, from an interpreting gig, I started thinking about how business-related travel is kind of like chess. Now you should know that, I’m not a big chess player: my metaphor here is mainly just about “thinking a few steps ahead.”

When I had arrived to Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson, on my way to Orlando, I marched straight to the self-check out kiosks, punched in my confirmation number, only to get a bright red screen that screamed: “NO SEATS! Go to counter for assistance.” I was confused. Continue reading