We won't bore you with all the details—like how the cabin crew offered everyone squirts of sun tan lotion while they waited outside to board—but we did find one part amusing:
"Inside was plenty of room, and the niceties were especially, well, nice. Before take off, gummi Swedish fish—the color of the plane—were distributed through the cabin. So was a red thermos that read "Rosé."
"It's a little early for this, but does anyone want any?" Mr. Balazs asked. He declined, but a few of his guests partook, one of whom immediately spilled his glass as the plane got going on the water.
"He spilled his rosé! What a disastrous weekend already," Mr. Balazs said, jokingly.
Balazs freely confessed he has no interest in actually becoming a pilot ("it doesn't hold my interest")—finally, the one job he's actually not interested in taking. In this realm, he appears content to just be a passenger. And according to Heyman, riding from Manhattan's east side to Long Island was a mostly pleasant, smooth experience (if you can overlook the sky-high price tag). Which leaves almost all our questions answered.
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