Ah, so that’s why we have no clue what’s going on….

You’ve gotta love the new “security” regulations the past few days, given that no one really has a clue what’s going on. I’ll be the first to blame it on the TSA’s incompetence, but this Chicago Tribune article quotes a DePaul University professor that has a different take:

Transportation expert Joseph Schwieterman says that might be the point. The DePaul University professor says the lack of clarity keeps would-be terrorists guessing.

Ah, why of course! The people that want to blow up our planes are relying entirely on airshow maps, the “sit down for the last hour” rule, and not being able to use blankets to blow up planes. I think I owe the TSA an apology, it all makes sense now…. ­čśë

I also love this line from the article:

Security on one flight is draconian with passengers being told to keep their hands visible and not to listen to iPods.

Are they really telling passengers to “keep their hands visible?” Oh, what our world has come down to.

(Tip of the hat to Sam)

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Ben Schlappig (aka Lucky) is a travel consultant, blogger, and avid points collector. He travels about 400,000 miles a year, primarily using miles and points to fund his first class experiences. He chronicles his adventures, along with industry news, here at One Mile At A Time.

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Comments

  1. WHEN THE PLANE STARTED TO DESCENT YOU COULD FEEL THE MOVEMENT LEVELING DOWN…hmm

    AND I THINK SOON NO PAX WILL NOT ALLOW TO WEAR A WATCH.

    JOSH

  2. maybe we all have to wear t shirts and shorts when fly. the upside down would be we might not get upgrade just like that bestbuy executive wearing a tracksuit.

  3. Josh,

    Don’t you know you should capitalize proper nouns like names and places and the first letter of a sentence?

    It should read:

    Alex,

    Better?

    Josh

    ———————–
    -Alex

  4. well i’m not as smart… like you,i’m just a regular guy who like to FLY and MR.

    back to the subject, it doesn’t take overnight to solve the problem, more of like 2 years atleast.

    Thanks LUCKY for posting us with all the news!

    JOSH

  5. @Lucky / Ben,

    Don’t you think the best and most obvious place to beef up security would be (continues to be, by default) the strong TrixieMales & other guys on planes that say “no freakin’ way” and jump the dumb*ss attepting to cause mischeif? I mean, it appeared to be on the 9/11 flight that crashed in PA and seems to have continued on most every major incident where you see it reported that “passengers subdued the offender…” or similar.

    I suppose the middle-easterners (of whatever color or following) assume people are going to sit still and let something bad happen (sort of how they treat their women and expect their women to act). Well, I say, come and try it. I’d love to be on one of those flights, I really, really would. All the pump-it-up-work at the East Bank Club would really pay off.

    Ashley Munroe

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