the increasingly unfriendly skies

I'm with Rafe -- I'm not going to be flying any more for pleasure, and I'll be actively avoiding it for business too. I'm going to Linux World Expo at the end of January, frex, and I'm taking the train. If it had been on the West Coast, I would have told my workplace (the ones paying most of the bill) "thanks but no thanks".

About the only reason I can see getting on a plane in the near-term future is in the event of a death in my family or TheWife's -- and even then, I'd plan on a one-way flight out and a rental car back home.