This rise in security is driven in large part by the recent increase in terrorism. November's attacks in Paris are likely to prompt a permanent addi- tion to security there, similar to the US, UK, and Spain after their own attacks. You're walking through the airport, you scan your bags, you get scanned yourself, and then the guard pulls you out of line and goes through your bag. The officer leaves it a mess so you need to reorganize it. Then, on the six hour flight, you get a little rice, a small cut of meat, and a packaged brownie.For anyone under twenty, this is normal, but others ask, "what happened to the good old days?". What happened to the days of free champagne flowing from glass bottles, the full meals given on flights, the ability to walk straight through the airport in 10 minutes without a security stop? The answer is simple: 9/11 happened, and air- lines were deemed unsafe without security. (Click "Read More"...)
Apparently some like the idea of Costa Rica.
Costa Rica may stand out as a back up destination for tourists intending to travel to beach resorts. This is likely an effect of terrorism that temporarily increases tourism. The combination of wonderful climates, and a level of safety unmatched amongst other Latin American countries makes Costa Rica very a desirable vacationing spot.
Costa Rica is becoming more easily accessible, highlighted by a new direct flight from London to Liberia, Guanacaste, Costa Rica's second international airport. Most everyone, except extremists, will agree that terrorism is terrible; the very mention of it can frighten people. Looked at for what it is, terrorism is an attempt to upset the peace of civilization, specifically targeting civilian groups.
While security is important, many can't help but remember with nostalgia the old days of travel.
Martin, New Summit Academy's Academic Director said, "[It has] changed from something I looked forward to, to something that's much more of a hassle."