Welcome, readers, to the online journal of Rob Britton of McLean, Virginia (a suburb of Washington, D.C.). I am 66, married (for almost 40 years) to Linda, with children Robin (b. 1982) and Jack (1984). I became a grandfather in 2008, when Robin brought Dylan Caroline into this world, then again in 2010 with the birth of Carson Olivia. They are now in 4th and 2nd grades.
I am a longtime traveler, and since 1999 have published a quarterly journal; some years later, accounts of my travels went onto a personal website, and this blog began in 2009.
I’ve spent 49 years in and near the airline and travel industries, in a variety of roles. In 2006, I retired from American Airlines, and am now a consultant to companies in travel and aviation, big ones like GE Aviation and Bombardier Aerospace, and exciting new ones. I am an adjunct professor of marketing at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., and an annual guest lecturer at about 25 business schools around the world, including Wharton, Kellogg, London Business School, the University of Cambridge, and others. For more information about my teaching and consulting, visit www.airlearn.net. In 2012, I created another brand to support my teaching and consulting on leadership and effective management, at www.realworldleadership.org.
These posts will mainly be accounts from my travels, but I may lob in some words when I am back home in Virginia.
Please feel free to be in touch — I’d welcome your feedback, questions, comments. Happy reading!