Time Spent Flying A woman reads her flight information as she waits to board a plane bound for Austin in a terminal at Philadelphia International Aiport. Travelling by air, once considered elegant and the stuff of dreams and fantasies, has become a discordant, impatient world of crowds and time. It is not simple to get from one place to another and air travel is not as easy as it was supposed to be. A plane waits on the tarmace for takeoff at Philadelphia International Aiport. The line slowly moves as people wait in the sjyway to board American Airlines flight 1739 at Charlotte Douglas International Aiport and start the journey to Austin. A woman focuses on finding her group's next flight as two men with her at Charlotte Douglas International Airport argue about where to get lunch. A woman watches a video on her phone with one of her children as the other looks out a window. The American Airlines flight had started at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport and was destined for Philadelphia International Airport. An excited child rushes down the aisle of a small commuter plane leaving her mother and brother behind. They were boarding American Airlines flight 4913 from Philadelphia to Salisbury Regional Airport in Maryland. A woman sleeps aboard an American Airlines flight that left before sunrise at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport on its way to Philadelphia International Aiport. The view of the Virgina coast along the Chesapeake Bay aboard American Airlines flight 4913to Charlotte Douglas International Airport. A woman grabs her bag and heads toward a terminal at Philedelphia International Aiport. Small commuter planes deplane on the tarmac at Philadelphia, and all luggage, checked or not, is stowed below for the flight. A taxi makes its way in traffic surrounding Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, the final leg of a long-day's journey by flight.