Have you become afraid to fly since 9/11?

United States
June 1, 2007 4:22pm CST
Let me know. I know flying is not the same for me anymore since 9/11. It freaks me out a little, even though they say security should be better than ever these days. How about you? Have you always been afraid to fly, or just since 9/11?
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@jbb316 (1779)
• United States
1 Jun 07
I was afraid to fly before 9/11. But that just made it worse. It showed everyone that their worst fears could come true. It was everyone's worst nightmare. But hopefully now that it has passed and there is more security people can get through it and move on. Some people may get past their fear of flying but there are others like me who will most likely be afraid to fly forever.
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@ESKARENA1 (18299)
1 Jun 07
if we give up flying then the heralds of the new dark age have won, it must never be so
@UDDERONES (888)
• United States
1 Jun 07
I have never been really afraid to fly, until after 9/11. I think of that all the time. Not just when I am flying, but I work in a tower now in a big city. I just started there in Jan. I work on the 20th floor. I think of all the people who was just at work doing their normal thing and for this to have happened to them. I think of all the fear in the people trying to get out and the mad rush. I think of the families who are without a son, daughter, wife, mother, husband, father. It is scary to think our lives are in the hands of others, example: Pilots, terreriost, crazy people who shoot up schools, etc. I try when I fly now to look around me and be conceious of everything around me.
• United States
2 Jun 07
I do the same thing as you...I stay very aware of my surroundings and the people that are in the vicinity. Life used to be more simple...just think, no technology, no internet...means...No Stolen identities via computer, no internet scams, hmmm...what else. Simple can be good.
• United States
2 Jun 07
Yes, simple can be good. You are right no stolen identity, etc. I think also some of these crazy people who are shooting up schools etc get their ideas from t.v., movies, and some video games, and news. There is so much violence out there and then they want to copy. Life is scary anymore. One never know when something is going to happen to them.
@YoungInLove (1254)
• Canada
7 Jun 07
This doesnt necessarily relate exactly to 9/11 and I dont mean to be rude or predudics I live in Canada, and where Im from, nothing really bad ever happens. Maybe 1 murder a year, and thats the worst we have. So I went to the states for the first time on a school trip and I was really scared because of watching all the things that happens on the news.
• United States
7 Jun 07
You know what? I dont blame you one bit for being a little scared. Our News is filled with negative stories...its sad, but living our lives is what we are here on earth to do..Thanks for your response!
@Gorgeous24 (1091)
• United States
2 Jun 07
I have always been afraid to fly because I feel like I have no control if anything was to ever happen..I start to have a panic attack just thinking about it. We are leaving for vacation on June 19th and Im so petrified to think about getting on the plane now even more after 9/11, Im gonna be looking around for anything that seems suspicious.
@MJLami (1173)
• United States
2 Jun 07
It's always good to be observant and aware of those and what is around you, whether on a plane or not. When I traveled in the DC Metro Area I was always people watching on the trains and kept my eyes and ears open. If nothing else at least we're doing what we can as pro-active as possible.
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@MJLami (1173)
• United States
1 Jun 07
No I have flown since that tragic day, several times. I've also crossed the border into Canada twice. At the airports the only incident bothering me was in Newark, NJ. It was unnerving to see National Guardsmen/women in the airport carrying their rifles. I understood it but it was bizarre. Only this year have I seen a significant improvement in airport security and I only experienced that at BWI, not even San Francisco was all that. I've seen improvements at the border but that too wasn't immediate. We need to be tighter with security still. And though I don't like it or want the expense I do agree with needing a passport to go into Canada.
• United States
1 Jun 07
Yes, I agree...I am glad they changed the rules on passports. Although I dont have one yet, but at least its something. Thanks so much for responding.
• Pakistan
3 Jun 07
well my friend , a man doesn't stop walking if he falls on floor ,stuck by a rock
@jillhill (37383)
• United States
3 Jun 07
I love to fly and since 9/11 it should actually bbe safer.
@Flight84 (3050)
• United States
1 Jun 07
I have never been on an airplane before. I don't know if I'm really scared or not, but something about it definitely makes me nervous!
@ESKARENA1 (18299)
1 Jun 07
no i refuse to acept any concept of fear, if we do then the terrorists have won let freedom reign