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was suppose to leave for Europe tomorrow but...

was suppose to leave for Europe tomorrow but...

Old Sep 11th, 2001, 11:35 PM
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If I were scheduled to fly tomorrow I would cancel, not only because the airports might be backlogged and I wouldn't feel like holidaying anyway, but because my family and friends would be worried sick.
Old Sep 12th, 2001, 06:03 AM
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We are leaving for Boston next week. We will be going but a lot of the fun will be gone. If safty is on your mind this will be a good time to fly. After something like this all the rats go back in their holes to hid.
Old Sep 12th, 2001, 06:22 AM
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I think there are good arguments as to why you SHOULD go and also as to why you SHOULD NOT go.

I think you should trust your gut instinct on this one.
Old Sep 12th, 2001, 07:10 AM
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I'm having a hard time sorting through my "gut" instinct. Supposed to leave for Paris tomorrow.
Old Sep 12th, 2001, 07:36 AM
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lisa, I feel for you. If it were me, I think I'd have mixed emotions. I hope you're able to sort things through and make the right decision for you. Good luck.
Old Sep 12th, 2001, 08:07 AM
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Sally, it is a difficult decision for you. But, I decided to go ahead with my trip for a week in Venice when NATO was bombing Yugoslavia. The only incident was being shoved a few times by some man in the Venice train station, who kept shouting that he hated "f***ing Americans". But, this is much worse. It's your decision, but your safety should be your #1 priority. Who cares if anyone thinks that you're being an alarmist?

Take care.
Old Sep 12th, 2001, 09:55 PM
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We're trying to "listen" to our gut in regard to our upcoming trip to Paris next week. My wife is more inclined to go ahead with it but I am more hesitant. I guess I'm just not sure this situation is over and that feeling is a little frightening.
Old Sep 12th, 2001, 10:59 PM
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Paris also...

I too have plans to go to Paris at the end of the month. I can't (who can?)express my fear, disgust, and horror about what happend in NYC and WDC.

I do think this is one of those times when Fodor's travel talk is so valuable. To know other people are in the same situation and making rational decisions about things is very helpful.

I'll fly when the FAA says I can...I guess. Been planning this trip for 3 months. If I can't fly, hopefully travel.com and flights.com will be reasonable about refunds.
Old Sep 13th, 2001, 01:48 AM
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We just cancelled our weekend trip from Munich to Brussels. We didn't cancel because we're afraid of terrorists hijacking our plane (although I'd probably need an extra glass of wine before the flight). We cancelled because, especially into Brussels (NATO hq), the extra security will probably cause significant flight delays and we didn't want to spend half of our weekend in the airports. Also, we're a little anxious about what the US's response will be and we don't want to be away from home if all h#ll breaks loose. The decision was sealed when we found out that Lufthansa would give us a full refund and the hotels let us cancel without penalties.
I think that traveling around Europe in the next few weeks won't be like it was before. I bet that periodically big sights will be closed due to security threats and that flights will be late, late, late. Having said that, I live in Munich and life goes on normally here (except they may cancel Oktoberfest!).
Old Sep 13th, 2001, 03:46 AM
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Hi Sally
I saw your post and wanted to give you my thoughts which are probably as rambling as many of your responses.

I live and work in Rome and when this happened a hush fell over the city here. There are so many American people in Rome at the moment and the Italian people and government, as well as the Pope yesterday at St Peter's have all sent out messages of support and sympathy to the US.

As to travelling right now of course it is a very personal decision and a difficult one.

I guess if I had to make a decision I would be inclined to say, like some of your other posts, that you should go. I say this because by not going, you are sending out a message to these terrorists that they have won.

I also feel like some of your posts that this is not over, but what are you going to do, sit home and wait. We must all continue on with our lives as best as we can.


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