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One Hundred Exhortations: Why We Hate Airports

By Jeffrey A. Tucker

Not for at least six months or so had I been in an airport. It was my choice. The trains are just too wonderful: no scans, solid internet at no extra charge, large seats, glorious scenery. There is a nice code of etiquette that emerges organically from passengers; it’s not piped in over loudspeakers. You get one announcement at each stop and nothing else.

Riding the train feels like you are living in an older, freer America. I would gladly double my travel time if it meant taking the train over the plane.

One can’t avoid flying forever. So setting out on plane travel this weekend, I decided to figure out precisely what it is that is so horrible about flying these days.

Why is it that I’ve come to dread the whole thing?...