More data of travellers will be required... http://online.wsj.com/article/SB125012447548327753.html I know there could be a debate angle to this...and I'm not trying to start it in this non-debate realm. Here's my angle: It used to be, pre-9/11 and 9/11 regs, that I enjoyed flying. But...with 9/11 and all that comes with it, plus the airlines' cutbacks...flying isn't near what it used to be...not even close. Which brings me to my question... For me, any trip longer than a 7-hour drive would make me lean toward flying. Now...with the "arrive 2 hours early" rule, the lines, the cramped conditions, the customer no-service, the cost, etc....I am to the point that I'd rather make a 10 or even 11-hour drive rather than enduring the airline headache. For a 2-6 hour-drive...I'm not sure but what it's quicker to drive rather than deal with the waiting, lines, etc. So...what's your "cutoff distance?" How long of a drive does it take you before you say, "Nope, too long a drive...I'll fly instead"? As I said...for me, it's about 11 or even 12 hours.