Well, it looks like air travel will suck even more now. If I were cynical I would agree with a few others that posted in their LJ's that the timing of this is uncanny after Lieberman lost in the primaries since he was pro-Iraq war. Oh wait! I AM cynical! *lol* Perhaps there was a terrorist threat. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to realize how easy it would be to smuggle on board an airliner some gasoline in a scotch bottle or some pool shock and tranny fluid. Heck, douse the cabin with Everclear or 151 and light it while you're over the Atlantic or Pacific. There are probably only a few fire extinguishers on board a plane to begin with.
I see the days of carry-on bags coming to an end in the near future especially if some nutjob manages to do something. We all joked about getting on planes naked after 9/11. Don't laugh. We may all be donning approved flight suits at some point. Yes, it's absurd, but this whole thing is getting there.
I'll be flying to MFM in a few weeks and Kitty and I have decided to fly to MFF instead of driving. We also plan on flying to LA in Dec. Joy. Sorry folks. It looks like there will be no more homebrew brought to cons unless I'm driving.