My hair stylist was working his magic on me when I heard a newly arrived customer mention a downed Malaysian jet. I thought it peculiar that she should speak of it today when it had vanished so many months ago. It was so peculiar in fact that I braved my stylist’s displeasure and got out my iPhone to investigate — and discovered that a Malaysian Airlines plane was shot down over Ukraine today, and that there are no survivors.
I believe that we are witnessing the future of air travel. We long expected this as a terrorist tactic in the air over the Middle East. Now that it happened over Ukraine, we are reminded it can happen anywhere.
I think air travel will continue, but the routes will be circuitous to avoid terrorists and careless combatants in ongoing wars. It will certainly get more expensive.
This is me bloviating on an iPhone with limited information and a bunch of chemicals on my head. What do you think?