There has got to be amazing perks for flying when you hold a high position within an airline company. Going to see races in China (I think it was Shanghai)? Awesome. If I was his son I would be traveling around the world all day every day. You name it. If I had a long weekend I would book a flight to Brazil or Korea, anywhere. I don't mind long flights or travel in general. Even if I only had a good day to look around I would not care. I would love to see the world. Obviously there is more to it than just hopping on a plane anytime you want, but still.
As for the lecture in general, real impressive stuff. I liked what was brought to the table. A very interesting, comprehensive lecture. I wouldn't mind another on all the stories I'm sure he has heard/experienced. Definitely an interesting outlook from the other side.