With the X ray scanners, the less legal rights you have on a plane-even in the airports and sometimes very long delays were you are treated like cattle, I just given up on flying for a fun filled holiday.
I went a few times and each of my trips went fine but problems seem to be getting worst. All those airliner bankruptcies the US carriers have been having must make for some unhappy crew members.
If I had to fly someplace that be one thing but to want to fly, I just can't get myself in the flying mood. Driving might well be slower but least you have more freedom to do as you please. Going by bus is another option, each time I went by bus my luggage has never been searched and I wasn't screened-x rayed.
Yep it was a 12 hour bus ride for me vs flying. How I got to DC two summers ago....my friends/family were all like why don't you fly, well the bus was having a sale and the cost was under $50 round trip (I went from DC to Toronto for $3.50..yep three dollars and fifty cents)..it wasn't the most relaxing time I ever had, ha ha but least I got someplace else after all that time.
Being stuck on a grounded plane for 13 hours, no way..its horror stories like this which has permanently grounded me.
Edited: 10:05 pm, February 09, 2013