Thursday, August 10, 2006

Travel in the time of Terror

My advice on travel is simple.

Be on time - running to the plane at the last minute won’t cut it any more.

Be flexible - allow for change and delay.

Be kind - don’t get mad at those who work for the airline, 99% of the time they will help you out of bad situations, they are not there to put you into it. Fellow passengers are swimming in the same shit as you are.

Follow the rules - if your bag needs to be a certain size, if you need to find a stow space, if you need to sit down, you need to follow the rules. As Tyler Durden said “You are not a unique snow flake. You are not special.” You are in fact one of millions of the traveling public.

Bring a distraction - headphones, MP3 player with radio (for news), a book, notepad and writing utensil

Follow these rules and you will make it, maybe even enjoy the trip. But don't end your travel plans. Just be ready for change.

Whatever you do, don’t bring snakes on a plane.


  1. I agree. This morning, after reading the latest news alerts my co-worker commented on how miserable it would be to sit on the plane without her ipod. WHAT?!?! We're talking terrorist activity that we're trying to prevent and you're upset you can't use your ipod?! People will never cease to amaze me.

  2. I bought my iPod with air travel in mind. Of course since purchasing it, my iPod has been fused to my body.

    If we can't rock on planes, the terrorists have truly won.

    Snakes on a Plane will take in a decent box office number purely based on the fact that Americans love to laugh AT others.