American airport hysteria

I love this article from Patrick Smith at Salon.com. It's on the subject of American hysteria when it comes to airport security, and it references all of the overblown and recent responses of the TSA and other individuals charged with security at American airports. Since when have we become such a nation of frightened ninnies? [...]

Obama wants to increase airport security tax

We're currently getting charged $2.50 per passenger to go through the security theater* at our airports. Now the Obama administration wants to increase this fee. Quoting from this article at the Economist: "The Homeland Security portion of Obama's proposed 2010 budget (PDF) includes a plan to raise the fees by an as-yet-undisclosed amount in 2012. [...]

New Year's Day at Amsterdam Airport

We flew with KLM from IAD (Washington-Dulles airport in the US) to OTP (Otopeni-Bucharest airport in Romania) during this past New Year's Eve and Day. I highly recommend KLM, we've had the best flying experience with them of all the airlines we've used so far. I should warn you that Delta handles the ticketing and [...]