A few weeks ago I joined the “Video Mile High Club." For those of you with the dirty minds, let me stop you right now... it was not what you think. I actually joined a Blue Jeans meeting from 30,000 feet above Colorado on Virgin America flight 352 en route to Boston to speak at a conference.
In the picture you can see me comfortably in my seat awaiting my cheese and crackers. You'll notice I practiced good etiquette and had a headset on so that the team back in Mountain View wouldn’t have to hear all the airplane background noise and my fellow passengers wouldn’t have to hear all of my business affairs. What you can't see is the people next to me checking out what I'm doing without trying to be too obvious. They were in awe. I was cool and connected!
As far as I know, I'm the first person ever to use Blue Jeans from an airplane in flight. If anyone else wants to lay claim to this honor, please let me know, but be sure to provide date and time, as well as airline and flight number.
One of the big perks about working for Blue Jeans (besides always getting to show up at industry events in my denims), is the dramatic reduction I've seen in my business travel. But even at a video conferencing company, occasionally we still need to get out of the office. If nothing else it’s a great reminder that business travel sucks.
Of course it’s a lot easier if you stay connected. I actually used Blue Jeans six times that day.
Not bad for a day's work.