Prior to 9-11, I used to fly a lot for business, and occasionally for pleasure. I mean a lot- like I had frequent flyer cards for 3 airlines, and got plenty of "freebies" out of them (used to love Southwest- easy to get free flights and free drinks on their FF program).
After 9-11, I started to avoid flying like it was the bubonic plague. Just too much bull shit involved. If possible, I drove (even if it was an 8-10 hour drive), if not, I'd let someone else do that job.
As time went by, my attitude about flying got worse. I haven't flown anywhere since 2007. Even when it came to the campaign for Liberty kickoff, I drove from Texas to Minnesota (I never knew the central part of the USA was nothing but corn- corn from Kansas all the way to central MN- there's something wrong with that).
Free of flying for 3 years now. Don't miss it a bit.