Monday, December 28, 2009

Flying in 2010...

I don't even want to think about the effects of the latest airplane terrorist attempt for flying passengers...

After the shoe bomber incident we all had to start remove our shoes when going through security... the terrorist plot in London restricted our liquids to 3oz containers in a quart size zip lock bag...

But this terrorist hid explosives in his underwear...

One thing is clear. If you thought it was hard work flying after 911 - it's going to be even worse. Security is going to be worse than worse. The latest news says that all books, blankets, other hand luggage in your lap will be prohibited during the last part of the trip.   Imagine not having anything to entertain your kids with for one hour after an 11-hour cross-Atlantic flight except the in flight magazine? You will start seeing some very creative toys being built out of ripped out pages... 

I doubt there is a way where you can find all possible dangerous items no matter how much effort you put into security. There just is too many people flying and too many bags. In the end - the only thing we can really rely on - is fellow brave and quick thinking passengers, willing to do something, should some bastard terrorist try something. Kudos to the passengers on Flight Northwest 253 on Christmas Day.


8 comments:

Isle Dance said...

Kudos, indeed!

Indie said...

Yes, it is no fun to imagine the underwear checks travelers will have to go through now! Yikes!

mimi sioux said...

i agree with you.. its pretty awful.
i miss the times when i could fly carrying with me whatever i wanted!

cecilia said...

agree, not looking forward to flying alone with small children next summer...

TinTin said...

Wasn't too bad now, was it?

cecilia said...

Richard havs been flying over the last days, both Virgin Atlantic and AA and he said that there were no difference in security in either airport - and also no regulations the last hour before landing, everything just like it always is - so it doesn't sound too bad. Am not re-thinking my summer holiday quite yet!

Petra H said...

I Spanien var det extra säkerhetskontroll vid gaten (vilket i sig inte är så konstigt, har varit på Kastrup för USA-flygningar sedan länge) MEN de gick igenom ALLT i handbagaget vilket tog en himla tid!! Bläddra i varenda bok, tidning, kolla i nessessärer etc. Förresten var det så i Bryssel redan 2005 när jag flög första gången till USA efter 2001.

Anonymous said...

Kinda sad that you never blog anymore :(