Never wait until landing to land new relationships. With Gogo you can Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and instant message the flight away.

Smartphones Earn Their Title

Posted on: December 8th, 2011

A lesser-known fact: You can get online with your smartphone – even when the phone is in airplane mode! Simply switch on the Wi-Fi and connect to Gogo. I panicked on a recent flight when my laptop battery ran out during an important meeting. Luckily I was able to IM/Group chat from my mobile device, allowing me to impose my agenda as well inquire as to the kinds of pastries were being enjoyed in the conference room. I know you’ll save me a cheese Danish, Sylvia from Marketing.

Beard Fame

Posted on: December 5th, 2011

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I think it important to share with readers a website on which I was recently featured. The site displays photographs of bearded and mustachioed gentlemen, past and present. My visage is bordered by that of two curious fellows from the 19th century gently holding hands, and a group photo taken at the 1893 World Congress on Mathematics, Astronomy, and Astrophysics. I am honored to be considered an equal to these learned and regal scientists. Their work undoubtedly provided the intellectual infrastructure necessary to create our beloved wireless technology. Bravo!

Aren’t we all above Black Friday?

Posted on: November 28th, 2011

Aren’t we all above Black Friday? All that fighting for Furbies and throwing elbows for Elmos? I think so. Evidently Gogo does, too.

To take the hectic out of holiday shopping, Gogo is introducing FlyBuy Wednesday. This holiday season, Gogo brings exclusive deals from top retailers to 30,000 feet. Sounds like a good way to fly above the crowds. The fun starts on FlyBuy Wednesday, November 23, and extends throughout the holidays.

Is it worth booking a Gogo equipped flight if only to access these exclusive in-air deals? That’s an easy one. Yes. Because not only are some of these deals available exclusively in the air, Gogo is also giving all passengers 30 minutes of free access to shop these top retailers.

Now if I only can get a reasonable price on the ancient Corinthian battle helm I’ve been meaning to add to my collection, perhaps I can avoid another incident with the Grecian antiquities authority on my next expedition.

ELO in the Elite

Posted on: November 8th, 2011

I said goodbye to the great Pacific Ocean and boarded a flight to the home of the Motown Sound. Detroit has had its share of trouble as a result of the economic downturn, but it hasn’t stopped the residents from celebrating their manufacturing roots.

A tour of the auto plants reminded me of Sunday drives in Papa Lehrman’s Ford Elite. Nothing like cruising the back roads jamming to Electric Light Orchestra, except perhaps jamming to Electric Light Orchestra on the plane like I’m doing amid these very keystrokes.

[Photo: Flickr/CC coconv]


Chafed in San Fran

Posted on: November 7th, 2011

My first stop on a whirlwind tour of this great nation is a treat, a San Francisco treat. I rented a bike first thing this morning and rode it across the Golden Gate Bridge.

The seat, while large, did create unfortunate chafing. In retrospect I should not have used the occasion to break in a new pair of jeans. I recovered at Kabuki Springs, a traditional Japanese spa. It’s the perfect way to unwind, especially if you appreciate the zen of communal bathing.

[Photo: Flickr/CC dacoach89_89]

Smartphone + Inflight Wi-Fi = no downtime

Posted on: September 23rd, 2011

I hear my fair share of gripes when I travel. Lines, delays, security measures… you name it.  The way I see it, if you’ve got a smartphone and online access, there’s no such thing as down time. Waiting is now a chance to catch up on email, shop, and translate food orders into foreign languages. Think how charming your waitress at the terminal restaurant will think you are when you order a buffalo chicken sandwich and substitute salad for fries ‑ in Mandarin.

Free Gogo for Life – Are You Serious?!

Posted on: September 20th, 2011

What did you do this morning, Trav? First I fixed my automated toaster, which I operate from the bathtub using my smartphone; it was burning my bagels. After getting muchneeded nourishment I sat down with my laptop and entered the Free Gogo For Life contest! I’ll give you a moment to catch your breath. That’s right you can win free Gogo, in air, online service for life and $10,000 on a Visa gift card. Proceed forthwith to this link and click on “Enter to Win.”

No need to thank me, but if you see me lurking at the ice cream counter in Denver International, I wouldn’t turn down two scoops of cookie dough.

[Photo: Flickr/CC she.likes.cute]

Unrefinied amenities

Posted on: September 20th, 2011

My parents raised me to be a man on the go. When I was just a babe mother placed me in a sling and toted me along as she sold beauty products to suburbanites. Savvy salesperson, my mother; she was clearly using my sweet innocent face to help move hand creams.

As a result I have always been able to nap in unusual locations: bus stops, airport terminals, rickshaws, on the back of a pack animal. Being a good traveler requires flexibility and appreciation for unrefined amenities.

Love is in the air

Posted on: September 20th, 2011

Every time I fly I can’t help but recall a delicate love story featuring a weary traveler bewitched by the sight of a handsome figure in a snug-fitting flight attendant uniform. That weary passenger was my mother and the trailblazing attendant none other than my father, Hamish Lehrman II. A woman can’t resist a man in uniform, even if that uniform consists of stretch polyester slacks and a sweater vest.

Fly me to the Jet Age

Posted on: September 20th, 2011
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Hello out there! It seems I’m talking to you through my computer. Thanks for stopping by.

Have I mentioned about how excited I am for the new “Pan Am” show on ABC? How could a show based on three of my favorite things – the jet age, espionage and extreme good-lookingness – not pique my curiosity? Throw in some funny clips of cats dressed as pilots and I’ll stand in line to pre-purchase the first season on DVD.