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Dean    Posted 07-05-2017 at 19:32:37 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Why I Have Not Flown Since 9/11
  • Folks, it is reasons such as this that I have not flown since 9/11 and will not do so again.

    If I cannot drive, I do not go.

    Dean

    steveVa    Posted 07-07-2017 at 11:35:43 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • 9-11 was a very defining moment in all of our lives. The terrerists who wanted to disrupt our way of life were sucessful. Ever since then our government beauracracy has grown by leaps and bounds with the main purpose of "protecting" us. Long lines in our airports is but one of the results. Or are the long lines a symptom of something else..??

    John in Mich    Posted 07-06-2017 at 09:01:03 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • I used to fly Detroit to Toronto every week and then drive to Oshawa, east of Toronto, for GM. It was 5 hours: from my door to Metro to Toronto to car rental to Oshawa. I convinced the boss that I could drive it in under 5 hours but only if he furnished a car. Worked great except the 401 is a boring drive.
    We go to Texas once a year to visit family. I can't stand to drive that far so we fly.
    We are going to Des Moines in August. Just under 600 miles. We will stop overnight along the way. My max driving is 400 miles, wife's is less just riding.

    Ed Gooding (VA)    Posted 07-06-2017 at 08:18:10 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • I'm with you, Dean. I have to periodically go to Charlotte, NC on business. It's a 5.5 hour drive and a 45 minute flight. I'll drive it every time, rather than deal with the TSA and the "service" provided by airlines these days.

    Jim Rushford (CA)    Posted 07-05-2017 at 22:48:07 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Amen Brother. My son (and his beautiful wife and soon to be born child) live 3 hours driving time from our home. We drive despite the fact that we can fly in about 5 hours.

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