The glamour and excitement has definitely gone out of most air travel, between the general withdrawal of services by the airlines and the increased security. This is just the sort of environment where there are NEW PROBLEMS FOR PEOPLE! UNSOLVED PROBLEMS! In short, a marketing gold mine.
Check out some of the new businesses that have launched to address our travel-related problems.
Beep Tech Inc provides beep-free products like belts so you don't have to disrobe at security. They also have leather travel accessories to make the presentation of ID and boarding passes more convenient.
You can go one step further and avoid packing the bag in the first place. Flylite will give you a virtual closet that you can use to select the items you want for a specific trip. You send them the items you usually take when travelling, and they store, dryclean and ship these items for you. Perfect for the chinos and sports-shirt consultant that's on the road a lot.
When you see a sector where there are unhappy people, you are looking at a sector rife with opportunities.