Travel questions from Seth Godin

I don't usually pull out others' posts here on, but these travel thoughts from Seth Godin's blog are worth spreading even further. Seth, sorry for nicking most of your post, here's a link back as thanks. My readers would often benefit from reading more of your blog.

  • When I go through security, why do I need to remove a cardigan sweater but the woman standing next to me can keep her cashmere blouse on? Are certain kinds of wool inherently risky?
  • What would happen if Imagineers from Disney designed the security line? Why not let them try?
  • Why doesn't the airport have sleeping benches? Worse, far worse, why isn't there someone you can ask that question to?
  • After inspecting more than twenty million pairs of shoes, have the screeners found even one dangerous pair?
  • Why don't we spend some of the time and money we're wasting on security theatre to do things like secure ports or make airport runways safer?
  • Why don’t hotels have very simple alarm clocks?
  • If it’s so dangerous to have your ipod on during takeoff and landing, how come you’re allowed to have it with you on the plane at all? Does all the scolding actually increase safety? How?
  • Why does the FAA require the airlines to explain to every passenger how to buckle their seatbelt? Don’t people who have managed to safely get to the airport but have never mastered this skill deserve whatever happens to them?



What do you think of these observations about the bizarre way our traveling life is organized for us?

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