As I said, I do enjoy airplanes but I'm not a fan of air travel. It's even funner as a modern business traveler because that pretty much means I will always have my carry on of a laptop. Since I enjoy photography, that's another carry on. Once past security, it's not too bad though.
I think the thing that bothers me about security is the hassle of it all. I mean, how come Amtrak can get by with a dog and the occasional scan with the bomb sniffer? I realize that the terrorist risks to trains is not quite the level of planes but still, I feel like Amtrak's security is more effective. I'm not even going to blame 9/11 so much. I'll blame the shoe bomber though and then the underwear bomber. Now you have take off shoes, belts, etc. It seems like a sniffer could detect the bomb residue without having to go through all that. For some reason, the body scans makes me wonder which company is greasing which Congressman's palms. And when I get sniffed by the Amtrak dog, I feel it is better than the machines. But enough whining.