I flew to Albany, New York, this past Wednesday--ordinarily an unremarkable statement, but just now anything having to do with airplanes is a little unusual. The flights were near-empty, but otherwise not worth discussing, except to say that as soon as I found my seat, I began a careful inventory of everything nearby that I might potentially fling at an attacker. The seat cushion doubles as a floatation device; might it also double as an... More >>>