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Will the TSA Make Us Put Away Our Gadgets During Flights?

Will the TSA Really Make Us Put Away Our Gadgets?

The details are still unclear, but over the weekend I've seen several different reports announcing potential airline security changes rumored to be put in place by the Transportation Safety Administration. The news comes after an attempted terrorist attack aboard a US-bound flight on Christmas day. While no definitive rules have been posted on the TSA site, a statement issued does say that, "Passengers flying from international locations to U.S. destinations may notice additional security measures in place. These measures are designed to be unpredictable, so passengers should not expect to see the same thing everywhere."

One such security measure may mean a ban on the use of electronics during international flights. I assume that the measure is in place to prevent passengers from accessing their carry-on baggage and moving around too much during the flight, though I'm not too sure how this will keep us safer in-flight. I also wonder what the effects of these security changes will mean for services like in-flight WiFi.

What do you think of these rumored changes? How will these new rules affect your upcoming flights?

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mek123 mek123 7 years
I think more people would start acting bizarre without any entertainment :-) I know I would be going stir-crazy.
a1stbornunicorn a1stbornunicorn 7 years
I think I'd go pretty stir crazy without any electronics on an international flight...
KadBunny KadBunny 7 years
Ugh :( That flight was coming in from the UK. My boyfriend could have been there, and it only takes one or two slip-ups for these psychos to pass. That makes me cringe. At the same time banning any type of electronic is a bit ridiculous though..
Akasha Akasha 7 years
The thought of not being able to use my iPod or Kindle on an international flight makes me cringe. Hope they're passing out sedatives in beverage service. Three hundred people with no entertainment other than that provided by the airline does not sound like a fun time.
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