Will war/conflict affect your desire to travel to

Thursday, March 20, 2003 10:33 AM
I'm leaving for Orlando on Wednesday, but I'm not looking forward to the hassle at the airport in all honesty. If the homeland security alert is raised to Red, I will seriously reconsider travelling-more due to the hassle than the threat of terrorism.

Thoughts?

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Thursday, March 20, 2003 10:40 AM
Not one bit.

Airports still aren't that bad. I fly all the time and except for immediatly after 9/11, it's never been bad for me (I often fly Soutwest, that may help :) ) I still fly with a guitar case carried on and haven't had any crap once (No way I'm checking an instrument with a 5 figure price tag!)

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Thursday, March 20, 2003 10:40 AM
Actually this war has made me want to travel more. I have an urge to visit all the places I wanted to visit while I have a job and I am still alive. Dismal right?

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Thursday, March 20, 2003 10:41 AM
Hell, i am still going to Carowinds!
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Thursday, March 20, 2003 10:43 AM
I went from Chicago to LA within three weeks of 9/11...Code Red ain't got nuthin' on me! ;) ;)

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Thursday, March 20, 2003 10:43 AM
I got on a plane 11/01. I've only flown once since because, well, I guess I just don't have anywhere to go.

Come hell or high water, I will be on a plane to Hawaii in November.Actually, come to think of it, the high water part would not be good, seeing as how the hotel is on the beach...

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Thursday, March 20, 2003 10:46 AM
Thunderfun, you always make me laugh. Thanks!

I flew two years ago into BWI the last weekend of September-I'd be lying if I said I weren't nervous, but it was good to "get back on the horse," as it were.

I'm sort of expecting Orlando to be a ghost town next week, but who knows?

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*** This post was edited by Mark W. Baruth 3/20/2003 3:47:00 PM ***

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Thursday, March 20, 2003 10:46 AM
I think it was 9/29/01 that I flew. There was a 2 hour line to check in at BWI.....thank god I just had my instrument and an overnight bag!

Mark: Want another laugh, check out his website....he is trying to get permission to run Lamemont park! His site is even funnier than ARN&R.

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- "I used to be in the audio/visual club, but I was kicked out because of my views on Vietnam........and I was stealing projectors" - Homer Simpson
*** This post was edited by Peabody 3/20/2003 3:48:18 PM ***

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Thursday, March 20, 2003 10:49 AM
I flew three weeks ago when the raised the terror alert up because the FBI said they had evidence of something going on. On top of that I went to what many consider a huge terrorist target, Walt Disney World. Was I nervous? Maybe a little. Was I going to let it affect my vacation? Hell no. I refuse to let the terrorists make me change my travel plans because if I do, they win. If a terrorist chose the day I was at the Magic Kingdom to spread a bioligical or chemical agent, oh well, then it was my time to go.

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Thursday, March 20, 2003 10:58 AM
I almost hate to admit this, but I actually booked a flight on 9/11, in the morning. I had been watching a certain fare for weeks and it just happened to be lower that day. The flight was for 11/6 or thereabouts.

So obviously, no worries here. :)

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Thursday, March 20, 2003 11:09 AM
I plan on flying up to Ohio in about two weeks to take in my first glimpse of TTD. If they airlines cut back their schedules that might affect me but other than that I'm coming.
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Thursday, March 20, 2003 11:13 AM
Heck no! I'm even travelling internationally this year.

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Thursday, March 20, 2003 11:24 AM
I really can't think of much that will keep me from travelling. Not war, not terrorist threats. I'll be flying into threatened airports this year as well as last year. I will not be intimidated. :)

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Thursday, March 20, 2003 11:32 AM
I'm not worried about traveling stateside at all. I'm actually going down to Florida on Saturday.

Peabody: what kind of axe do you have? :)

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Thursday, March 20, 2003 11:37 AM
I was more referring to the inconvenience of 3-hour security lines, etc, than fear, although it is good to see that the American spirit reigns supreme amongst coaster enthusiasts. :)

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Thursday, March 20, 2003 11:38 AM
Bullguy, it is a classical guitar, hand made for me by Gregory Byers. It's a large case, not like an electric guitar, but still the airlines have never given me trouble. My teacher does up to 200 concerts worldwide every year, so he actually buys a seat for his guitar every flight. (But, he can afford it)

Could be worse pricewise, my neighbor has a Stradavarius violin! $3.5 Million! It's on permenant loan to him, so he didn't pay for it. But, each of his three bows cost more than $10,000.

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- "I used to be in the audio/visual club, but I was kicked out because of my views on Vietnam........and I was stealing projectors" - Homer Simpson
*** This post was edited by Peabody 3/20/2003 4:39:20 PM ***

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Thursday, March 20, 2003 11:40 AM

Kick The Sky said:
I refuse to let the terrorists make me change my travel plans because if I do, they win.

Progress: 25 pounds since 1-1-2003

Pt. 1, couldn't agree more, I was very pleased that SFoG went on with Viper's farewell despite the terrorism concerns...they only WIN if we allow them to....

Pt 2, Congratulations, the update on Operation WT didn't escape my notice....great work!
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Thursday, March 20, 2003 11:42 AM
I know what you mean, Peabody. My alto and soprano saxophones were custom built for me by Yamaha-it's really impossible to put a price tag on them as they were given to me when I was a clinician. I have always carried them on, and only had a dispute once with an airline about it.

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Thursday, March 20, 2003 11:58 AM
I've logged about 50K air miles since 9/11, including one trip to Europe. In fact, I had a flight booked for the evening of 9/11, to Westchester NY no less, and my wife had to spend a considerable amount of time convincing me that even if that flight went anywhere, I would not be on it. For my part, I was ready to drive to the aiport. I didn't give up the ghost until it was announced that all NY-area airports would remain closed until further notice.

I just booked air travel for a family trip to Disneyland and Knotts, but the trip is for next winter. If you expect to use frequent flier miles to get to LA for spring break, you have to cash them in early. :)

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Thursday, March 20, 2003 12:11 PM
Hell no. If anything it makes me want to travel more also. :-)

Hello Spring!!!!

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