If you make an exception due to dire necessity, such as a death in the family, then accept the treatment you will receive. Otherwise, don’t fly.
Airline companies are marginal businesses. Full planes are profitable, planes half full are not.
If we want to change the way we are treated by the airlines and the TSA, the only way to do it is to stop accepting the mistreatment. It is the same thing as a battered woman that does nothing to separate herself from her abuser. People that know her shake their head and wonder why she keeps going back, knowing that more abuse was inevitable.
So here’s the plan. Drive. Don’t travel by plane. Take trips closer to home. Take a cruise. If it’s work related, do it by video conference. If 20 % of the people that will fly in 2010 did not, and let the airlines know the reason for their decision, changes would occur.
But if you pay your money to line up and be mistreated, and you already know it’s going to happen, exactly whose fault is that?
The essence of Government is power; and power, lodged as it must be in human hands, will ever be liable to abuse.