I like sophistry, don't you, Spendi?
Whatever long, elaborate and insightfull, your post is rejoycing but missed many points as far as I'm concerned.
The one is, based on what I learned from your past posts, you have no experience of long time traveling and/or what it is traveling for business.
As Louis-Ferdinand Céline stated (but Diogenes had hinted it already), experience is a dim light that only lights the one who bears it.
As so, you can hardly talk about things you have no experience on whatsoever. Sure, you can always rationalise and perform rethorics that usually go overhead of the average citizen.
But I must tell you that I've a good experience of microscopes and flowers' Latin names.
I no more check for the surface of things but I focuse on the essential when I travel.
What PQ talks about is an endless repetition of known facts.
Being upset about such frequent episodes denotes that she has not a real experience of travelling.
That people usually do not have the profoundity of thought one expects, while traveling or not, only tells that people put too many expectations in mankind in general. Quite a matter of wishful thinking...
As to the ordeals one have to get through, before and while in the airports, I can tell you that's largely inflated and its only a matter of how used one is to travelling.
As an exemplification of the aforesaid, I'd like to tell you a small story: Lately I was travelling with a business partner who was not very aware of the servitudes one has to endure while going through airports.
I briefed him beforehand how he would have to have his stuff packed and what behavior display toward security controlers, and every other useful information.
What do you think he did? Just the contrary of what I told him.
What was the result? I passed the controls in two minutes and then waited for him for an hour.
I've seen people excited, upset, nervous or exhibiting every kind of behavior they would abhorr in normal life, meaning while not travelling.
Therefore, the piss-ups are legions, and narrating them wouldn't even been a matter of merriment.
Now, coming back to my supposed cruelty, I assure you that such display it's really involuntary.
If you had taken the pain of asking, I would deliver you some advice on investments.