Flights To The US


This new Nigerian terrorist attack on Delta Airlines has led to increased security on all flights inbound to the US. This is just some of the new unknown rules that have just popped up, expect some new streamlined FAA rules to come out soon.

Some New Rules:

  • No Electronics on the Flight to the US, no laptops, gaming machines, iPods, nothing
  • You have to remain in your seat when there is an hour remaining until the plane lands, no bathroom breaks, can’t reach for your bag, remain stationary
  • Completely random and unexpected types of searches to be commencing at the airport

TSA Update:
During flight, the aircraft operator must ensure that the following procedures are followed:

  • 1. Passengers must remain in seats beginning 1 hour prior to arrival at destination.
  • 2. Passenger access to carry-on baggage is prohibited beginning 1 hour prior to arrival at destination.
  • 3. Disable aircraft-integrated passenger communications systems and services (phone, internet access services, live television programming, global positioning systems) prior to boarding and during all phases of flight.
  • 4. While over U.S. airspace, flight crew may not make any announcement to passengers concerning flight path or position over cities or landmarks.
  • 5. Passengers may not have any blankets, pillows, or personal belongings on the lap beginning 1 hour prior to arrival at destination.

From the reports, the guy had some explosives in his boxers, which will lead to some very embarrassing and disturbing searches, I don’t know what else they plan on diong to beef up security. Luckily the guy was subdued by the passengers, who I’m assuming knocked him out unconscious when they knew what he was doing.

Link: Gizmodo

TSA – Laptop Bags

If you thought traveling in the US was annoying before then this will be interesting to know. The have new “guidelines” applying to the type of laptop bag you should use to make it “scanner friendly”. And another note on top of that is that they have the right to go through the data on your laptop to make sure its “safe”. So you have pretty much lost all your privacy for the sake of security. If they do find copied data such as movies or tv or anything else they decided it is dangerous. They just keep making more and more rules that are nothing short of ridiculous, they will just take your laptop out of the bag in the first place.

(Thanks nibaq)

Link: TSA