Sunday, December 27, 2009
Will They Drug the Airplane Passengers?
Playing chasing tails, airline security "experts" have decided to forbid various normally innocent acts, because they are things it seems that the latest terrorist had done. Since he activated his explosion device in the WC, Toilets during the final hour of the flight, nobody can go to the toilet during that time span.
Of course, he could have tried to activate the bomb earlier, so will that mean that all passengers will be expected to "hold it in" the entire flight? I'd hate to sit on a seat of someone who couldn't the flight before.
Only a government official could decide that passengers can't have personal possessions on their laps during that last half hour. Nu, what are people supposed to do?
Not everyone is interested in the movies, and they go off the last twenty minutes or so. I find it hard to watch movies on the plane. The screen is too far for my reading glasses to be effective and too close and small to see without them. Does the new ruling then forbid books, crocheting etc?
I'm middle-aged plus, but I remember the days when I traveled with little kids. There was even one legendary trip when I walked across the Atlantic, no exaggeration. The flight from London to New York is over the Atlantic, and I had a crying toddler in my arms, and I walked most of the flight.
To travel safely and pleasantly with little kids, you must come prepared, prepared with lots of toys, books etc. There's no way anyone will survive in a plane if the kids don't have personal possessions to play with that last hour. Beware, or passengers will line up at the emergency door threatening to jump!
Of course, they may plan on drugging the passengers for that last hour...