If we’re not careful, we can slip into the airline mindset, as I did. I have great respect for the airlines: You can fly almost anywhere on Earth, to many places for less than $200 and with almost zero chance of dying. That’s a staggering achievement — but there is a cost. Traveling by airline means walking through lifeless terminals into jetways with no windows, then onto packed airplanes, where most passengers quickly shut the shades. There’s little sense of the airplane, the view or the adventure. While airlines have made air travel available to more people than ever, they have done so by often prioritizing efficiency over service.