Flight 001 (pronounced: “flight one”) was originally conceived in 1998 aboard Air France flight 023, somewhere between New York and Paris. John Sencion and Brad John, two business travelers who had spent far too much time preparing for their trip, envisioned a travel store as streamlined as flight itself. The store launched the next year. Flight 001 sells a vast array of products—such as luggage and bags, gadgets, maps and books—all keeping the traveler specifically in mind.