Italiano 1999

I did some spring cleaning this weekend and came across a small plastic bag with some very random articles from a trip I took to Italy. It was this month 10 years ago with my good friend Aaron (he is the guy in the photos on the couch). I can’t get myself to throw this stuff away. This is why spring cleaning is always so difficult and such a long process for me. I find this stuff to bring back great memories of that trip and it also acts as a visual inspiration. Enjoy…

Lira, Alitalia spoon, Alitalia ticket, receipt

Lira, Alitalia spoon, Alitalia ticket, receipt

Alitalia Straws, B.I.T. pass, Sant,Onofrio, B.I.R.G. pass, Cupola pass

Alitalia Straws, B.I.T. pass, Sant, Onofrio, B.I.R.G. pass, Cupola pass

Alitalia boarding pass, Prefettura Della Casa Pontificia (pass to see the pope)

Alitalia boarding pass, Prefettura Della Casa Pontificia (pass to see the pope)

5000 Lira

5000 Lira

refettura Della Casa Pontificia (pass to see the pope on St. Patrick's Day

refettura Della Casa Pontificia (pass to see the pope on St. Patrick's Day)

Copy of my passport

Copy of my passport

Boarding pass or bar receipt?

I’m all for being “green” but on a recent flight I realized how cheap it felt to get a boarding pass that was no different than the receipt I got from the airport bar. I liked the official-ness of the old tickets with the heavy stock and the real perforation that the attendant would rip before you boarded. I also loved the jacket the ticket would sit in. Now they just highlight the ticket when you board like when your leaving The Home Depot and the security guard marks your receipt to see if you stole anything. Gone is this like so many other good things I loved about flying. I think the future will hold a totally new and better experience at airports from check in through security, at least I hope so. I just hope they consider the design experience more.

Boarding pass or bar receipt?