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I suspect that the people cancelling their European vacations are a vocal minority

I suspect that the people cancelling their European vacations are a vocal minority

Old Oct 1st, 2001, 11:12 AM
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Even before September 11th, I never flew to Europe because it's just too risky. Your plane could crash, your rental car could go off a cliff, you could get killed by a terrorist bomb in London, or murdered by street gangs in Paris. So I understand and support those people who don't want to fly to Europe right now. Your life is precious, why risk it?
Old Oct 1st, 2001, 11:26 AM
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Traveler and xxxx:
How condescending! For you to assume you can psycho-analyze and then anonymously post opinions about those cancelling is ludicrous!
Old Oct 1st, 2001, 12:00 PM
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I have to be honest in that I find it amazing the number of people who feel the need to announce that either they aren't or are cancelling. So... it has no impact on my plans one way or another. (except that if I go there will be less tourists!)

By the way Jovena, if you don't go to Europe because you won't get on a plane, what are you doing here?
Old Oct 1st, 2001, 01:24 PM
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Thank you--that's the best laugh I've had in awhile...

I'm sorry, I don't mean to mock you, but what do you really think the chances are of the things you listed really happening? I hope you were not serious--if so, I feel sorry for you--Do you ever leave your house?
Old Oct 1st, 2001, 01:54 PM
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For those of you that are canceling trips abroad and that haven't been hurt financially; I hope you will travel somewhere in our country and spend your money. That would be better for our Nation anyway. It is clear now that we have to fly to cure many new problems. Do your part and honor our Nation’s leaders requests for us “get back to our normal lives”.
Old Oct 1st, 2001, 02:26 PM
Jim Rosenberg
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This is one of those situations in which each person has to make a personal call and there are many unique factors that enter into the decision. While I feel comfortable with my own plans, based on what I understand of the situation at this particular moment, I know many people who would take the same facts and arrive at a different conclusion. That is not a problem, really, is it?
Old Oct 2nd, 2001, 04:09 PM
Mary Ann
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The person who said it is an individual choice said it best, there are so many variables that each must decide for themselves.
Comfort level, was it independent travel or a tour, countries being visited, airline used, people traveling with you, etc.
We left the 20th for a domestic flight and our mid twenties college educated daughter was stressed by it. Other than the gulf war she has no memories of Viet Nam casualties, korea, let alone WWII. The Gulf war was fought on the other side of the world. We still went, but I know it made her nervous.
kids are a consideration, if war breaks out, even in this unique war, would people be able to get back?

So it may not be a simple decision. But each must make the best one for them!
Happy and safe travel to all who do go!!!

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