Mark Marlkoff is spending 30 days on AirTran to beat his fear of flying, and on day 23 he pulled into Charleston, where he was greeted with a bag of boiled peanuts, a tall glass of sweet tea -- and a tarmac oasis.
Mark had been talking to people in Charleston about his unique trip via Twitter, and that's how the Charleston Area Convention and Visitors Bureau caught wind and set up the impromptu swimming pool.
No only is he kicking his fear of turbulence, but also promoting AirTran's in flight Internet service by blogging and posting pictures of his journey from 30,000 feet.
Nate Mallard was on the ramp when Mark arrived and got to talk to him about the highs and lows of life on a airliner. You can follow this last week or catch up on his very interesting trip at Mark On AirTran, or follow him on Twitter.
But, just for fun, here's another glimpse into Mark's zany life: