It's great that you're interested in commercial aviation! I was hooked when I was able to "job shadow" my dad, who is now a retired airline captain. While some things have changed, as far as security is concerned, after 9/11, there are still ways we can show you the career and get you out to the airport and to a plane. Let me know what major airport you are close by and I will see what I can do. There are also organizations such as Young Eagles, AOPA, and the Civil Air Patrol that you can join. Either way, I'd be glad to help in any way that I can. Good luck and blue skies!