A First-Hand Report on Traveling During Orange Alert
We were surprised to learn we couldn't take water or lotions on the plane. I rely on water to stay healthy. I take gel-like nutritional packs with me so I don't eat the airline food. All of that had to be trashed.
No one explained why to us, or to anyone else.
When security stopped me and went through my carry-on bag, the gent examining my stuff was kind enough to tell me about the potential terroritst attacks and the new level of high security. Knowing what was happening helped a lot in reducing our anxiety and confusion.
After we got through security, we saw the television sets in the airport blasting the news out to the world. As I listened, they sure made the airport experience sound worse than what it really was. If I were planning to go to the airport, the media warnings might have talked me out of it. But I was in the airport, and everything was totally fine.
Nerissa and I got on two flights that day, and two more yesterday.
We never had a problem.
We didn't encoutner long lines.
We didn't hear any unhappy travelers.
And every flight was sold out.
Life was pretty much going on as usual, simply minus some water and lotions.
Again, the media focuses on the negative and distorts reality. A front-page close-up photo of a guard at an airport holding a machine gun makes you think some negative thoughts. But the truth is, I never saw a guard carrying any weapon at all.
I'm glad we are being protected.
But don't let the media rule your experiences.
PS - I have much to report about the hypnosis convention. It was a whirlwind adventure with non-stop magic and miracles. Stay tuned.
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