Is Anyone Flying?

  1. I think I'm going to go visit my sisters in CA in December. How are recent events affecting allnurses' traveling/flying plans? Has anyone canceled trips? We've got to keep flying b/c if our airlines go under, the economy is going to crap out and we'll be screwed. You've got to figure it's going to be a whole lot safer now. A little late for a lot of people, but...
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  3. by   shyviolet78
    No way I'm getting on a plane any time soon unless it's for an emergency family situation. Luckily, all of my family and in-laws live within less than a day's driving distance.
  4. by   Q.
    I'd fly tomorrow if I had tickets.

    I am waiting for airline prices to drop, especially United, and since Las Vegas is reporting a loss in revenue, I'm waiting for their rates to drop too. And then I would be outta here.

    I refuse to live my life in fear. I could refuse to fly and then get hit by a bus.
  5. by   MATSK
    I'm with you Susy K! I will never let fear stop me from living! I don't want my children to grow up that way because then the terrorists have won! My family will definetly take advantage of the drop in airline ticket prices! I agree with you on the bus thing!
  6. by   kewlnurse
    If i had money to go somewhere i'd be on a plane in a second. It really doesn't bother me, planes are probably safer now than ever before, you can't even bring nail clippers or a disposable razor on board.
  7. by   Tiara
    Not to rain on anyone's parade, but cnn did an interview with an employee (disguised) from Logan Airport. He said the new security measures are largely superficial - looks safe but believes anyone can still get on aircraft. Said code numbers were changed and the new code numbers were written on the wall. Not sure what that means, but doesn't sound real good. Also, said it is not security that checks for suspicious packages, etc. on the airplanes. It's the cleaning personnel! They fill out a checkllist and that's that. I don't believe we should live in fear of flying either, but it's up to each of us to exercise good judgment and common sense. That's the sad part of what has happened. We all went about our business and left security up to those in charge. Now we need to be more sensitive to our surroundings.
  8. by   ohlpn
    I have a flight scheduled on October 6 from Columbus, OH to Ontario, CA which I FULLY intend to take!

    FDR said in WWII, "We have nothing to fear, but fear itself!" These words are just as appropriate today . . . our President has asked us to get on with our lives & those of us that do will be stronger for it. We need strong, fearless citizens to crush this evil in our world.

    I pray those Americans who are afraid to travel or who may fear other Americans who "look" different, be given faith, wisdom & strength in the coming days. The security & safety of the US depends on the strength of its people!
    Nance

    Never enter into a battle of wits with an unarmed person.
    Anonymous
  9. by   JennieBSN
    Welllll....my hubby and I have a week long trip to Jamaica booked in mid-October. Yes, I'm scared. Yes, I'll probably have to be a wee bit chemically restrained before boarding (in all seriousness....I probably WILL). Yes, I'm sure that if a middle-Eastern person boards the plane my heart will probably pound very hard in my chest and I'll pray until we either land safely or I die in a hijacking.

    My husband shares Susy's attitude, I'm on the fence. I don't want to live in fear, but feel it's stupid NOT to after all that's happened/has yet to happen.

    Anyway, we're going for my husband's best friend's wedding, so we really SHOULDN'T back out. Plus, hey, it's JAMAICA, MON!! Once in a lifetime for those of us not making 7 figure salaries yet...so we're going. Scared and shaken, but still going.
  10. by   kimtab
    Well, I don't have any travel plans but I would fly. Let's not forget, you are still way more likely to die in an MVA on your way to work, or any one of a number of other ways.
  11. by   Jenny P
    At this time I have no plans to fly until next summer; but if I needed to I'd get on a plane and go somewhere. I'll be danged if I'm going to let some terrorists make me cower in fear of what MAY happen. I'm also the type of person that would really be p*$$ed off if someone tried messing with my life and I'd probably be attacking anyone who was trying to highjack my plane. My temper does get riled up if someone does something that I consider endangering my life.
  12. by   maikranz

    nope, uh-uh, not me, not on your life!! and not because of the remote chance that some fanatic with a boxcutter is on board.
    MY fear is the idiot who decides that it is more important to take his/her lunch break rather than tighten the screw that holds the engine to the bracket that holds it on the wing of the plane or the one who forgets to tell the crew leader about the funny creaking sound coming from the tail rudder thing that helps to keep the plane in the air on the right course.
  13. by   Julie, RN
    We had tickets to Oregon for this past Friday the 21rst - we cancelled them. It was just too close for comfort for me (I have always been a nervous flyer). However, we are flying to England this spring and plan on rescheduling our Oregon trip sometime within the next year.
    Julie, RN
  14. by   fergus51
    Hell, I am still buying tickets to fly to the Middle East this summer. Buying cancellation insurance as a precaution, but unless things get worse I am definitely going.

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