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Thread: The New TSA Regulations: Good Call or Asinine?

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    Re: The New TSA Regulations: Good Call or Asinine?

    Quote Originally Posted by dontworrybehappy View Post
    I'll try to remember that next time I fly on a Saab 340 out of our local airport! LOL You really need to get a clue, man. Not every airliner has an in flight movie! LOL

    We have 4 airlines that serve our local airport and not one of them carries more than 50 people. NONE have in flight movies. And most people traveling don't want to talk to some stranger stuck on a plane with them. And GOOD LUCK sleeping on a Saab. You'd be better off trying to sleep on a freight train.
    And you have no other mode of transport, something that is more luxurious?
    Why not a book about personal transport of 100 years ago, then maybe there would be some appreciation of today's transportation.

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    Re: The New TSA Regulations: Good Call or Asinine?

    Quote Originally Posted by earthworm View Post
    Why not a book about personal transport of 100 years ago, then maybe there would be some appreciation of today's transportation.
    How much farther do you want us to bend over, sir?

    In all seriousness, flying is supposed to be comfortable, when you aren't even able to entertain YOURSELF due to asinine and pointless security rules, and you make us live in fear, then we got issues.

    Thank you TSA, the terrorists have won.
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    Re: The New TSA Regulations: Good Call or Asinine?

    What you all seem to be forgetting is that when they are talking about carry on luggage it is those backpacks and tote bags that they are talking about. NOT what you can carry in your pocket. How many of you own a portable dvd player, labtop, Ipod, PS portable, a Book etc etc? Bring one and enjoy.

    I was just listing the things that you can do if you don't have anything. Which there is one more thing that you could do. Sit and stare out the window. Or think.

    Seriously I have got to wonder how people think other folks got along before we had all the conviences that we have today.
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    Re: The New TSA Regulations: Good Call or Asinine?

    For all United States bound aircraft originating in a foreign country and including Puerto Rico and the United States Virgin Islands:

    - Passengers will not be able to leave their seat from approximately one (1) hour prior to landing. The cockpit will inform in-flight personnel when this should be enforced.
    - In-flight and cockpit personnel must refrain from making any PA announcements regarding the position of the aircraft or landing announcements. Cockpit personnel will use the IF alarm system to warn in-flight personnel to take their seats prior to landing.
    - Passengers will be allowed one carry-on item or one personal item and will not be able to access this item during the one (1) hour period prior to landing.
    - No items can be used/held/accessed/accessible by any passenger, including personal electronic devices, magazines, newspapers, books, etc. during the one (1) hour pre-landing period.
    - In-flight personnel must collect First / Business Class PED one (1) hour and thirty (30) minutes prior to landing.
    - In-flight personnel must collect all pillows and blankets one (1) hour prior to landing. Pillows and blankets must be stored in the galley and not in overhead bins.
    - All on-board fixed IFE systems will be disabled and not available to our customers. Do not run or attempt to run any fixed IFE system.

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    Re: The New TSA Regulations: Good Call or Asinine?

    Personally I consider breaking apart at 30,000 feet moving 700 mph a lot more inconvienent than any of the new requirements. In fact I think it's about time. I've seen a pattern of getting lax after each terrorist incident. As I indicated in another post our inspection of our luggage a few days ago missed several things.

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    Re: The New TSA Regulations: Good Call or Asinine?

    Quote Originally Posted by EnigmaO01 View Post
    Personally I consider breaking apart at 30,000 feet moving 700 mph a lot more inconvienent than any of the new requirements. In fact I think it's about time. I've seen a pattern of getting lax after each terrorist incident. As I indicated in another post our inspection of our luggage a few days ago missed several things.
    IMO, these new requirements do nothing to assist in making flying - which is already very safe - even safer, smack in the face of common sense, and make something that was relatively painless overbearing.
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    Re: The New TSA Regulations: Good Call or Asinine?

    This was a topic last night at the dinner table with a 40 year flight attendent and a retired pilot. They really did not think these rules would make flying any safer and just make flying more of a pain for the passengers.

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    Re: The New TSA Regulations: Good Call or Asinine?

    The planet will thank us for flying less.
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    Re: The New TSA Regulations: Good Call or Asinine?

    Quote Originally Posted by Manc Skipper View Post
    The planet will thank us for flying less.
    It was kinda nice when everything was grounded after 9/11

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    Re: The New TSA Regulations: Good Call or Asinine?

    Quote Originally Posted by Travelsonic View Post
    IMO, these new requirements do nothing to assist in making flying - which is already very safe - even safer, smack in the face of common sense, and make something that was relatively painless overbearing.
    Possibly not but I'm not an expert in transport safety so can't say for sure. I'm just saying I'm willing to take the chance they do, as the other alternative is not a viable option for me. I guess it takes a lot more than some inconvience to be "overbearing" for me having served in the military. Heck even a military inspection makes this look like childsplay.

    One thing we need to consider is the pressure on the TSA. If they appear to do nothing and something happens they take the fall. Doubtful they are willing to accept that risk either.
    Last edited by EnigmaO01; 12-27-09 at 07:23 PM.

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