My long hiatus is due partly to the fact that flying tends to give me migraines and mostly to the fact that I object to being treated like a criminal because for the sake of security theater.
(Deleted: about three hundred words of ranting on civil liberties and the idiocy of surrendering them for putative safety, etc.)
Not to mention how uncomfortable airplanes are these days.
BUT IN ANY CASE. I haven't flown for a long time, and now I am flying to Boston, to attend Boskone, and (among other things) reading from Broken Slate.
Anyone have any tips for how I might make this adventure less adventuresome? Shoes not to wear? Things not to include in my pockets? Things not to say to airline security dudes? The sort of carry-on luggage that works best?
Any & all help appreciated.