Airport_sreeningSeptember 11th is a date that carries so much meaning for Americans. The tragedy that devasted so many brought unity to our country and forever changed the way we travel. 

 

How did 9/11 affect you?

@multitaskingme: It made me more aware of my country and our vulnerability, made me value freedom.

 

@kimorlando: When I fly I usually think of the passengers who were on board that day.

 

@DebMomOf3: We weren’t directly affected, but had a 5-month old baby (our first) and knew the world would never be the same for her.

 

What’s your biggest travel fear?

 

@harmonicmama: Bed bugs! With the rise in bed bugs in various cities this is on my mind in every hotel!

 

@judy511: car crash

 

@kimorlando: I have a weird fear of driving off a bridge with my kids in the car.

 

How has your travel changed in the last 10 years?

 

@judy511: For a short time, hubby and I took seperate flights.

 

@KellyDeanOttawa: I travel more often now.

 

@kimorlando: I travel lighter and much more alert.

 

Will you travel on 9/11/11?

 

@MaricrisG: I would if I have to. The stigma of that date shouldn’t be a cause for fear.

 

@DebMomOf3: No, don’t have anything planned. I am flying to NYC on 9/15 though for one night

 

@scentednights: It’s probably as safe as any other day.

 

What are your contingency plans for travel emergencies?

 

@Glennia: American Express has a number you can call from anywhere in the world.

 

@MaricrisG: I guess it would depend on what emergency it is. BUT I usually bring bandages, hand-sanitizers and wipes.

 

@StayAdventurous: Wow I keep a safety hundred, not sure that lasts three days.

 

How are you handling the 9/11 anniversary with your kids?

 

@StayAdventurous: It is not something I need to worry about this year, but it will be interesting when it’s also daddy’s b-day.

 

@DebMomOf3: Not sure yet, we’ll need to think about that and decide. The older two girls are old enough to understand now (10 and 8).

 

@judy511: Going to the memorial.