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    The New TSA Regulations: Good Call or Asinine?

    These are some of the new TSA regulations implemented after the Delta/Northwest explosives incident:

    Under new rules enacted by Transport Canada and the U.S. Transportation Security Administration, passengers and their carry-on baggage will be subject to full searches both at airport screening points and prior to boarding at the aircraft gate area.

    In addition, new rules imposed by Transport Canada will limit the amount of carry-on baggage to one item per person travelling on flights from Canada to the United States.

    New rules imposed by the U.S. Transportation Security Administration also limit on-board activities by customers and crew in U.S. airspace that may adversely impact on-board service. Among other things, 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.
    From Air Canada's website. Also on a few other airline's websites, I think American's is one of them.

    What do you all think, a good step n the right direction, completely batsh*t asinine, neither, or all of the above?
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    Re: The New TSA Regulations: Good Call or Asinine?

    Why are these called 'New TSA regulations'? My person/carry on have been searched every time I've boarded a plane in the last 2 years. Am I the only one who gets their carry-on xrayed? I've had the viking looking security guards do 'random' searches about 5-6 times. Not sure how 'new' these are but I thought they were in place already. Maybe it's now 'every' person this is done to but I thought it was already being done.
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    Re: The New TSA Regulations: Good Call or Asinine?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Why are these called 'New TSA regulations'? My person/carry on has been searched every time I've boarded a plane in the last 2 years.
    Well now they're going to search it twice

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    In addition, new rules imposed by Transport Canada will limit the amount of carry-on baggage to one item per person travelling on flights from Canada to the United States.
    That'll deter them terrorists. Obviously nobody could take down a plane with just one carry-on

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Why are these called 'New TSA regulations'? .
    This part mostly:

    New rules imposed by the U.S. Transportation Security Administration also limit on-board activities by customers and crew in U.S. airspace that may adversely impact on-board service. Among other things, 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.
    AND the gate searches no loger being random/selective.
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    Re: The New TSA Regulations: Good Call or Asinine?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kernel Sanders View Post
    Well now they're going to search it twice
    Maybe it is to avoid the possibility of people who work at the airport sneaking in explosives. But that is kind of redundant considering they are some of the most scrutinized employees in any industry.
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    Re: The New TSA Regulations: Good Call or Asinine?

    Sounds pretty ridiculous to me. Has there been any news yet regarding what kind of explosive this guy tried to use, or how he got it on the plane in the first place?

    Steven Levitt made a good point in Superfreakonomics about these kind of regulations: They're always a precaution against the LAST attack, not the NEXT attack. Richard Reid, who never successfully killed anyone with his "shoe bomb," has cost the American public about 15 lifetimes of inconvenience, in the form of taking off their shoes every time they go through security.
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    Re: The New TSA Regulations: Good Call or Asinine?

    Quote Originally Posted by Travelsonic View Post
    These are some of the new TSA regulations implemented after the Delta/Northwest explosives incident:



    From Air Canada's website. Also on a few other airline's websites, I think American's is one of them.

    What do you all think, a good step n the right direction, completely batsh*t asinine, neither, or all of the above?
    This part...

    or have personal belongings or other items on their laps
    is asinine. Just because something isn't in your lap doesn't mean that it's not on your person. It's quite simple to put your hands in your pocket and trigger a detonation device if one is going to do such idiotic things. So basically it restricts innocents while doing absolutely no good towards possibly getting those that are willing to blow themselves up anyways.

    The rest of it I don't mind. In fact I think that no one should be allowed ANY carry on luggage to begin with.
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    Re: The New TSA Regulations: Good Call or Asinine?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    The rest of it I don't mind. In fact I think that no one should be allowed ANY carry on luggage to begin with.
    What exactly are people supposed to do on a plane then if they can't carry on anything?
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    Re: The New TSA Regulations: Good Call or Asinine?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    Sounds pretty ridiculous to me. Has there been any news yet regarding what kind of explosive this guy tried to use, or how he got it on the plane in the first place?

    Steven Levitt made a good point in Superfreakonomics about these kind of regulations: They're always a precaution against the LAST attack, not the NEXT attack. Richard Reid, who never successfully killed anyone with his "shoe bomb," has cost the American public about 15 lifetimes of inconvenience, in the form of taking off their shoes every time they go through security.
    I agree. I think this is an over reaction. We are letting the terrorists win by putting our citizens through all this over the top security.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by molten_dragon View Post
    What exactly are people supposed to do on a plane then if they can't carry on anything?
    There's a few things that they can do. Sit and relax. Watch the in flight movie. Listen to the music that is provided. Strike up conversations with people. Sleep.
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