Thursday, August 02, 2007
How abominable can flying get?
"Just how abominable does flying have to get before many of us decide it's not worth the danger? The danger is not terrorism, but the extravagant efforts to combat it… With farcical regimes of 100ml toiletries in one-litre Ziploc bags, shoe x-rays, laptop swabs for explosives, banished kerbside drop-offs, delays, flight cancellations and whole terminal closures over endless 'security' concerns that these days no one bothers to explain to the hapless passengers, air travel in the UK can't get much worse short of collapse." —Lionel Shriver