Via #jeffjarvis Grrrrr. RT @JPBarlow:
The TSA, accountable to no one, imposes idiotic new rules which the public can’t appeal.
One idiot gets through screening in Amsterdam. Now hundreds of thousands of flyers every day will be even more inconvenienced. Unnecessarily.
Does taking off your shoes before boarding make you feel any safer?
Recall that Newark airport in 2006 flunked 20 of 22 security tests operated by undercover federal agents. They failed to spot items including concealed bombs and guns.
Even if all passengers are forced to fly naked, it still won’t be possible to 100% deter idiots who aspire to be martyrs.
This is “security theatre“, plain and simple.
Security theater consists of security countermeasures intended to provide the feeling of improved security while doing little or nothing to actually improve security. …
There seems to be no way we can protest over zealous security measures in airports. Aside from avoiding flying. Avoid flying via the U.S.A. if you can.
Sure U.S. airlines will over-react. But Air Canada was one of the quickest to jump on the bandwagon:
… Air Canada’s Web site read, “during the final hour of flight customers must remain seated, will not be allowed to access carry-on baggage, or have personal belongings or other items on their laps.” …
Another reason to fly WestJet, if you can.