|Quoting prebennorholm (Reply 13):|
The security check queues have grown unbearable. Instead of removing jacket, belt and shoes we will be stripped off the last piece of underwear and be X-rayed fully naked.
Oh, NOOOOOoooo, my friend. That's way too optimistic. X-raying sure, but also there will be a forced colonoscopy. Don't worry, it's only a matter of time until a medical device company comes up with a flexible endoscope that is so easy to use that even a TSA
grunt can operate it. The CEO of the device company will, of course, be a regular golf partner of several high-ranking elected (and unelected) officials. You will also be required to pass through a similar security checkpoint before getting in your car at home.
Airfares will averate $1-5 per trip. Of course, you will need to pay non-optional surcharges for 1) fuel 2) aircraft maintenance 3) seat use 4) pressurization 5) seatbelts 6) having a pilot and F/A 7) airport fees 8) the cost of the airline taking your money and depositing it in the bank. I'm not even counting the optional ones like checking baggage, carrying aboard baggage ($1 for each item in your pockets, $5 for each purse, $20 to use the under-seat space, and $40 for overhead bin use, $35 for checking, $70 for retrieving your bag after checking it). So the final price (not fare) will be $800.