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All New TSA Silliness

Sun, Dec 27, 2009 at 10:01:08 pm

Bruce Schneier is exactly right — the new TSA rule about staying seated for the last hour of flight is completely silly.

And what sort of magical thinking is behind the rumored TSA rule about keeping passengers seated during the last hour of flight? Do we really think the terrorist won’t think of blowing up their improvised explosive devices during the first hour of flight?

For years I’ve been saying this:

Only two things have made flying safer [since 9/11]: the reinforcement of cockpit doors, and the fact that passengers know now to resist hijackers.

This week, the second one worked over Detroit. Security succeeded.