Get With The Spirit

Stroke Of Midnight

Too afraid to fly? Don't be.

If you're planning to spend New Year's Eve on an airplane, you'll be in good company. FAA chief Jane Garvey, for one, will be flying when the calendar switches to "00" in an effort to eliminate Y2K fears.

That's not stopping the experts who insist Y2K is cause for concern. But let's be honest: Even if air traffic comes to a catastrophic standstill, we'll still have to travel. And even if Y2K brings society to its knees--or especially then--those business trips aren't likely to let up anyway.

So bring on the new year. In the end, it probably won't affect corporate travel one way or the other.

Christopher Elliott is an Orlando, Fla., writer and independent producer who specializes in technology, travel and mobile computing. His work has appeared in numerous newspapers, magazines and online. You can find out more about him on his website or sign up for his free weekly newsletter.

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This article was originally published in the December 1999 print edition of Entrepreneur with the headline: Get With The Spirit.

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