My3cents Discussion Discussion - Flying the Friendly Skies

Review by my3cents on 2001-11-14
Is it safe to fly again? Got a recent airline story to share? Tell us what you think, or better yet, what you've seen, while flying the friendly skies since the September 11th attacks.
Comments:10 Replies - Latest reply on 2001-11-26
Posted by Anonymous on 2001-11-13:
Be prepared to wait in long, long lines. If you normally get to the airport an hour early, I would plan on getting their at least 2 hours early.
Posted by Anonymous on 2001-11-13:
My recent flight was a bit intimidating. I didn't expect to see armed military guards at nearly every corner. It was comforting, but very intimidating.
Posted by Anonymous on 2001-11-13:
First my flight was cancelled. Then my new flight was delayed (4 hours). When I finally arrived in Dallas, we sat on the runway for almost an hour. Next time I'll drive.
Posted by Anonymous on 2001-11-13:
The airlines are probably the safest place to be these days...! If the terrorists attack again, you can bet it will be something or somewhere no one has thought of.
Posted by Anonymous on 2001-11-14:
Flew Southwest from BWI to Chicago Midway on Oct 13 and was shocked to crowd in airport, but pleased by preflight inspection-it took a little time, but was OK. Attendant "Bingo" made trip a pleasure.
Posted by Anonymous on 2001-11-15:
Flying is still the safest way to travel. I flew from Burbank to Phoenix the other day on
AmericaWest Flight 6497 a small Canadair commuter jet. The flight attendant had a very good
sense of humur despite her long day. The only thing that marred the trip was that it took
an hour and a half to reclaimmy luggage for an 1:06 flight.
Posted by Anonymous on 2001-11-15:
I have not flown since Sept. 11th, and I am not planning on flying anytime soon. It just isn't worth it right now.
Posted by Anonymous on 2001-11-17:
Politics as usual isn't it. Over 3 months past Sept 11 and elected officials can't provide us with the kind of security that could have prevented terrorism at our airports and skies. We elected them and we can unelect them. Who we vote for is who we get EXCEPT in a Presidential election but that is another story
Posted by Anonymous on 2001-11-22:
It is getting much better. You just have to plan a little extra time. And don't pack any finger nail clippers, they will be confiscated. ;-)
Posted by Anonymous on 2001-11-26:
I just put all my worries out of my mind. When I got on the plane, it was really no big deal. In some respects I actually felt more safe than before since I knew that every detail was being examined and re-examined before each flight.

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