As sophisticated as technology has gotten over the last 50 years, some things in life have simply not gotten better as the years have gone by. One of those things is airline travel. Flying used to be a great experience. You could go right up to the gate, kiss your loved ones goodbye, and hop right on board.
Long lines were never a problem. Maybe you had to wait for a few minutes when checking your multiple bags–which you did for free–but no one made you take off your shoes, empty your pockets, and be subjected to a complete stranger’s wand-like device around your most sensitive parts. Unfortunately, due to world events beyond our control, protocols have been put into place to keep us safe, but as far as the joy of flying is concerned what they’ve really done is caused one big buzz kill.