Midweek Interview

Life in the time of COVID-19 with MTA’s Carine Boost and Linda Kiernander

This week, MTA advisors Carine Boost and Linda Kiernander gave us some hot tips on how to survive self-isolation. Spoiler: it involves wine.

What are you reading?

Daily changing airline policies.

What are you watching?

Anything mindnumbing like MAFS, Bold and the Beautiful and old Snapchats.

What are you listening to?

Our Spotify playlist, which includes songs such as “I’m So Tired”, “Waiting On The World To Change”, “Things Can Only Get Better” and “Red Red Wine”.

What are you cooking?

Working out 14 ways to cook mince, as it is affordable on our non-existing incomes at the moment!

How are you staying fit both physically and mentally?

Keeping up the stupidity to ensure we keep laughing – backyard aerobics and ‘house parties’ with our colleagues.

What’s the one thing keeping you sane?

Music, singing and supporting each other. An alcoholic beverage or two at the end of the day doesn’t hurt either.

What’s something positive you’ve witnessed or experienced since the coronavirus hit?

Everyone in our industry is sticking together and are there for each other – we are a united front.

What have you learned about yourself amid the crisis?

That we hate reading commercial airline/supplier policies more than ever! We can make light of things and find the ‘glass half full’ in situations, which helps keep a positive mind.

What’s your advice for others in the travel industry on coping with the crisis?

Laugh, sing, dance, and dream like there are no impossibilities.



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