We've spent some time on here talking about flying; how it's not fun...sardines...service...and now we've got the commencement of hostilities with no chance of a peace accord in the foreseeable future. I first flew back in '78. To boot camp at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri from Charlotte, N.C. I guess I never paid much attention during the years I was doing a lot of flying (multiple trips per year). In all honesty, I don't remember the 'golden age' of commercial flight (the nostalgia of it being 'an event'...when it was considered expensive...coat and tie expected, etc.). But when did it come about that everybody and his brother has to fly to get where they're going? I don't recall ever being given the option of NOT flying for business related travel. Is it that the great unwashed were somehow admitted behind the curtain? Did the airlines really push getting more bodies through the Jetway? How did we wind up where we are today...where the airports are soooooo much nicer than the actual flying experience? I don't know that I ever thought flying was an experience, one way or the other, but I do know that now it's something to be endured with the full knowledge that the agenda can go out the window in a second. Your thoughts?