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Random Thought: Air Travel

December 26, 2009

If the TSA/FAA is going to create a bunch of silly, new in-flight rules (see story here and read comments here) as a knee-jerk reaction to the attempted attack on Christmas day, I’m going to change my travel plans for 2010.

After missing most of the SEO/SEM conferences in 2009, I was hoping to attend more next year. But flying was already a big enough pain in the arse, and now it seems things will only be worse moving forward. I’m glad that I’ve already committed to speak at one event here in the Tri-Cities, and two others that are within driving distance. And at the moment, the only U2 show I’m planning to attend is also a short drive away. (I have Oakland tickets, too, but not sure about using them. If the TSA/FAA rules are going to be silly, I’ll probably sell those.)

Terrorists suck. Kneejerk reactions do, too.

3 Comments

  • Reply David Mihm December 27, 2009 at 10:46 am

    Glad to be within driving distance for you, Matt 😀

    I flew back from Denver yesterday; security wasn’t too bad…but there’s definitely a fine line between worthy trade-off and inane/useless regulation.

  • Reply Phil R December 27, 2009 at 3:42 pm

    Just pointing this wonderful logic out:

    http://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2009/12/separating_expl.html

  • Reply Matt December 27, 2009 at 5:07 pm

    That’s a great link, Phil. Love it.

    I’m glad you’re in driving distance, too, David. 🙂 Glad to hear it wasn’t too bad coming back from DIA.

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