Martin makes some very good points about the unpleasantness of current airport security procedures. And, of course, once you get past security spending any amount of time in a plane is no fun at all.
I’m seriously considering cutting back on the amount of flying that I do. Not because of global warming, and not because I’m scared of terrorism, but because flying is just such a deeply nasty way to spend time.
We’re booked on flights to New Zealand in August, but apart from that I really can’t see myself wanting to spend more than a couple of hours in a plane. Cruising is definitely the way to go. And only cruises that leave from Harwich :-)
Scientists really need to get cracking on developing teleportation.