A recent article in the New York Times on the huge boom in recreational-vehicle travel in the aftermath of September 11th contained the following:
Another widespread reaction among vacationers was the determination to regain and maintain control over their lives. Many motor home renters wanted no part of uncertain airline schedules, endless security lines or lost or stolen luggage.
I consider this a typical example of media mis-reporting. Airline schedules have not become uncertain in any way I can detect. While there were of course many changes immediately after September 11th, things have settled down and the airlines announce schedule changes well in advance. In particular, the schedules for the upcoming summer (travel during which was the focus of the article) have been set and do not seem uncertain at all. As for lost luggage, that's been an issue for many years and seems to have gotten better. Security lines have been a problem, that much is true, but they're generally not as bad as feared and once again progress has been made in expediting passenger flow.
All in all, I'd say the people at the Times ought to do a little research before publishing these articles, and definitely should avoid regurgitating cliches.