Who's flying in the next couple of days?

Mike V

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I am, I think.
We have a trip to Disney planned, and are leaving Saturday morning(at least as of right now). Logically, I know this is probably the safest time to fly but I still have fears that something, however remote may happen.
I know this is a general question but, would you fly now?

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Julie K

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I had a reservation for this Sunday but I cancelled it. Not because I had any fears or worries (I feel so much safer now that we can't have plastic knives with our meals
) but I couldn't get any firm answer whether my flight would actually take place or whether it would be cancelled. The specifics of my trip required me to know well in advance, so out of scheduling concerns I cancelled and will be driving instead.
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Unfortunately I'm not sure if I would fly now. I know its probably safe, but I might be to afraid. I am flying to Chicago in November for Thanksgiving so I guess I'll see how I am when that time comes.
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Bill Slack

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Flying from BOS->LA on Sunday. If I DON'T fly for some long period of time, maybe then I would get scared. A bit leary? Sure, but I have places to go, and things to do.
 

Joel Mack

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Absolutely. I'd get on a plane tomorrow, if I had someplace to go.

Right now is probably the safest it's been to fly in years...

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Chuck C

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My friend is flying tomorrow (friday) from cincy to d.c HOPE IT GOES WELL.
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Dana Fillhart

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Yep...I'm one of the lucky few (the proud, the chosen
) who are going to the Hollywood Studio Tour this year.
Leaving this Sunday on American Airlines out of Newark; flight's still on schedule. Gonna have a GREAT time, thanks to Greg Loewen, Ron, and the studios who are hosting these events.
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I'd certainly fly. Bill O'Reilly said it well the other night: in effect that he'd rather die than allow terrorists to affect his activities in any way.
 

Kevin Coleman

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Well put Joel,
I would encourage everybody to try to fly their normal routine. I agree the airlines right now are probably the safest they have been in years. I know this is really petty right now compared what the folks in NYC and VA went through but becuase of the lack of people flying I am probably going to get laid off. I work for Boeing. Like I said though I am glad that it is just my job I am losing it could be alot worse.
Kevin C.

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I'm not (not a fear of flying, I just don't have anywhere to go), but my parents flew out of town for a trip Monday, and they'll be flying back on Saturday. With everything that's happened recently still on our minds, and security ramped up, I imagine that right now air travel is about the safest it will ever be.
 

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My parents are off to Orlando, Fl on the 29th. Originally supposed to stop over at JFK, they are now stopping over in Atlanta.
They were going to cancel completely and it took quite a bit of talking to get them to go.
They're looking forward to going now. My mother especially - she just loves those outlet malls!

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I just flew from Burbank to Oakland two days ago. I don't know if that flight is usually only filled to half capacity, but I had three seats all to myself. If that's what flying is going to be like from now on, I'm going to by flying more often. I wasn't nervous at all about flying, but I was eyeballing the other passengers more then usual.
I hope the airlines can get things straightened out without more layoffs. I've been wondering lately if we'll see airline tickets rise to keep them in business, fall to entice more people to fly, or stay the same with major layoffs and cutbacks.
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Danny R

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Yeah I'd fly in a heartbeat.
One of my friends summed it up this way: When its time for you to go, it doesn't matter what you do. He then told me the story of a friend of his, an Army medic who's copter was shot down in Vietnam 4 times, and was wounded twice.
He survived Vietnam, probably the most dangerous place on the planet at that time... and died in an automobile crash two days after getting home.
 

Craig Chatterton

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This may not be a problem anymore. I just heard on the tube that a flight out of MSP was forced to remove some Arabs before takeoff just because the rest of the passengers didn't want them on their flight.
I'd really like to know the whole story behind that. They actually removed three Arab gentlemen and they were questioned by police for a while. Then the airline put them on the next available flight. I don't know why they would do all the police and questioning if "the passengers didn't want them on." There has to be something more to it. And obviously nothing was found out since they got the next available flight.
Anyway, back to the topic. I was scheduled to fly from Oregon to Wash D.C. the Sunday after 9/11 and we did cancel that one.
I'm planning now to fly to Montreal at the end of September.
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Steven K

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Kind of scary to think about, but early last week, I was supposed to fly from Boston (Logan) to Los Angeles for work. I had found out the previous Thursday that I would need to be on-site for a client in the LA area. Monday morning, my boss told me that I could get out of going, which I did. However, had I not gotten out of it, the chances of me being on one of the 2 Boston to LA flights would have been very high.
This really upset my boss, and she now has told as that she doesn't want to put any one of us on a plane for a while unless absolutely necessary.
 

Chuck Schick

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I am flying from LA to Costa Rica tonight to do a little surfing. Terrorists or no terrorists, I will not cancel my vacation or change my life. Fuck these idiots
If the plane is hijacked- they will have to go through me- and I am going to be angry and filled with beer!
The intention of the attack was to disrupt the American way of life that they hate so much. By living in fear and not spending a dime anywhere, we're helping them succeed. If you're too afraid to fly- go to a football game, a movie or go spend a bunch of money somewhere. I'll be buying a bunch of DVDs when I get back

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Mike V

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Thanks to all for the posts.
Well it's is the night before the flight and were are definately going, even after the recent rumor about the Boston area. I think the chances of another attack using the airlines is pretty remote, especially with all the beefed up security. There will still be that little bit of fear, but I think it will be the healthy type of fear that keeps you on your toes.
Wish me luck.....

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