News sources say a man with Qatar diplomatic status attempted to light a shoe bomb on a DC to Denver flight, but was overpowered by air marshals.
What good does it do to remove the shoes of the common people if terrorists are using diplomatic passports? The security system is deeply flawed, and there is no promise it will improve any time soon.
If you can go by car, do so. Air travel is getting ever more complicated, more dangerous and more inconvenient.
Some of us, however, have no choice.