David, those photographs and their theme are very moving. I found many quite thought provoking and not a little bit sad. You are so right that most of us still think of a pilot's life as being glamourous and exciting...kind of like the "Mad Men" (Smoking, Drinking, Cheating and Selling (Published 2007) ) of the air, if you know what I mean. Even without your explanations, your photographs tell the story clearly and with pathos.
That scene within the hotel is very eerie and reminds me so much of the terrible interior in The Shining. Very powerful. My other favorites are the loneliness one and the exhaustion one.