Fun of Flying


"People are not afraid of flying," says William Gaillard of the International Air Transportation Association, "but all these security measures take the fun out of flying."

Some readers may shake their head at Gaillard's priorities: Would he rather have his plane hijacked and crashed into a skyscraper? But I have a different question: Was flying ever fun? It's been an ordeal for me since I reached adult size and could no longer fit into a seat without contortions. I don't think we can blame this one on the government--or the terrorists.

I'm guessing Gaillard is used to flying first class.