Saturday, December 26, 2009

More security theater coming your way

Some airlines are telling passengers that new security regulations prohibit them from leaving their seats beginning an hour before landing.

Air Canada said in a statement Saturday that new rules imposed by the Transportation Security Administration limit on-board activities by passengers and crew in U.S. airspace.

The airline said that during the final hour of flight passengers must remain seated. They won't be allowed access to carry-on baggage or to have any items on their laps.

Flight attendants on some domestic flights are informing passengers of similar rules.
--Joan Lowy, Associated Press, on incentives to make trouble 61 minutes prior to landing

2 comments:

Paul said...
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Paul said...

Things not allowed on your lap include blankets and pillows, according to the flight attendants on my Dec 26 flight to JFK. I suppose blankets and pillows are dangerous.