Global Traveler: How did you become involved in the airline industry? Marc Cavaliere: Prior to joining SAA, I spent five and a half years as vice president of sales and distribution for Spirit Airlines. It was an exciting opportunity to take a relatively unknown carrier, change the brand and make it well known to flyers. Prior to Spirit I worked for American Airlines in their Latin-American division and before that with Pan Am. I started in the industry with TWA. This is an incredible time now at SAA with a number of exciting developments on the horizon.
Fine winemaking on the east end of New York’s Long Island began only 30 years ago, barely a blip compared with European vineyards. Yet, it already has discovered the grape of its future. Although many varieties grow well here, none surpasses merlot. Today, 33 of the region’s 34 wineries produce merlot.