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Subj: Re: Afraid to travel?
Posted: Mon Jun 26, 2017 at 09:30:54 am EDT (Viewed 188 times)
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Posted: Sun Jun 25, 2017 at 01:48:20 am EDT (Viewed 256 times)

    Do current world events make you feel more wary about travel, particularly internationally?

Feel more wary? Maybe a little...impact what I will do? Not at all other than avoid any airports in contested areas.

    In a previous thread, somebody mentioned relatives travelling to Europe and being nervous. I'm just curious if others feel the same way.

Depends where in Europe. Though once again wont stop me.

    Personally, I do a lot of travel, so I'm not the best to judge. I wouldn't think twice about not going to London for example based on recent events. I don't know if that is because Ive always had a kind of fatalism when travelling (I mean, lets face it, the more often you get on a plane, the more opportunities you'll have to die in a plane crash. thats just logic.)

Travel as well...well over 1/2-way to a million miler. Still aircraft controls and safety in place statistically your in more danger driving to work everyday than on a plane...its just scarier because...

1)Your not driving
2)If something goes wrong it wont be over as quickly and that's a sobering thought
3)It's sensationalized when it happens
4)It affects more lives when something happens...plane full versus car full of people.

    And there is something to be said about people changing their lifestyles based upon fear. That is kind of one of the points of the terrorist acts. careful, but don't be cowed.

    A lot of Germans I know go to southern Florida for their winter holidays (Keeping up with the Jones's, or I guess in this case the Schwartz's is very important). Its a running gag in Germany that German tourists get robbed, assulted, etc on their Florida visits. Its so common that it is part of German comedy. But this doesn't seem to make the German's less likely to travel, no matter how much bad press on Florida is out there.

    Not sure if that's an apt comparison but I dont see many Europeans not travelling to america for holiday because they are more likely to get shot there.

I would think its more economically based.

    Anyway, I started this post out with something in mind but maybe confused myself. anyway, I leave it out here for any responses.

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