Silly me. I thought flying on 9/11 would be easy. I figured most people would choose not to fly that day so lines would be short, planes would be lightly filled and though security might be ratcheted up, we’d all feel safer knowing we had come a long way since that dreadful Tuesday morning 10 years ago.
But then armed officers stormed my plane, threw me in handcuffs and locked me up.
Terror threats to the U.S. will no longer be described in shades of green, blue, yellow, orange and red. The nation’s color-coded terror warning system will be phased out beginning this week, according to government officials familiar with the plan. The Bush administration created the five-tiered, color-coded system after the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks.