Passenger rights are all the rage these days, with "rage" being the
Airlines, of course, are livid that the Clinton administration
wants to legislate air-happiness. The government, for its part,
figures it has latched on to a bread-and-butter issue that's got
And as for passengers, well, who doesn't lug around a carry-on
bag full of horror stories involving sadistic flight attendants and
delays so long that Godot actually shows up?
The debate, no matter its outcome, is sure to hammer home one
point: The ticket-buying public can't win because they haven't even
been dealt in to the game. Does anybody really think that the
two-weeks-in-Florida-every-February traveler is going to come out
of this with some extra leg room and an in-flight snack made out of
So if the federal government manages to shove its
passenger-rights initiative down the airlines' throats, the
carriers will spit up higher fares. Fact is, they've already said
The answer, though not everybody knows it yet, is yoga. Yoga
clears the mind, cultivates patience and character. It builds
strong bodies in at least 12 ways. Yes, with yoga, we may be able
not just to fly, but to soar.
One thing, though: This yoga's not for you, it's for them.