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New Restrictions on Air Travel

  1. manlypoetryman profile image73
    manlypoetrymanposted 7 years ago

    The latest restriction to Air Travel: Passengers must be in their seats one hour prior to landing...no getting up. And Nothing in the Passengers lap. No getting up ahead of time to grab your jacket or carry-on. (As I understand it)

    Just thinking that: What about someone who really has to go bad during that one hours time? I imagine the Airlines will have to cut down on drinks in flight to accommodate this...and what about folks natural body functions being slightly out-of-whack  while travelling...you know "jet-lag" can mess with your body's internals. Let's see...an hour to hold it...plus wait for the exiting traffic to clear to make it to the nearest restroom...uuggh!  (This could get messy!)

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      cosetteposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      so how is this enhancing air safety again...?

      1. manlypoetryman profile image73
        manlypoetrymanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Good Question...hmm ?

    2. Lily Rose profile image83
      Lily Roseposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Actually, it's at each pilot's discretion if they want to do that - that's what I heard reported, anyway...

      1. manlypoetryman profile image73
        manlypoetrymanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        A radio station down here in Houston had an audio where the pilot took that one step further...and said no electronic devices of any kind be turned on during that time...as well. Maybe...this was an isolated incident? Any ways...are we headed for just sitting in our chairs looking straight ahead and staying quiet...as air restrictions get tougher and tougher? If that's the case...some of my ol' teachers would have made great air stewardesses then...should this be the way we are headed. lol

    3. Tottie profile image59
      Tottieposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I think the idea of not leaving one's seat for an hour before landing is stupid.  I hope everyone on the first flight with this new rule pees where they sit!  It is outrageous!

      I travel a lot - and am due to go from Australia to China in February - with one or two stop overs.  Believe me, I avoid going to the loo on a plane, but with long flights and plenty of inflight food and drink (I drink quite a bit of water as flying can be dehydrating), I need to go to the loo sometimes or I will wet my pants.

      I am surprised how stupid many travelers are.  I'm happy to be "patted down" or have a full body xray.  I take care in what I pack in my hand luggage.  I had about 18 flights in 2009 and am happy for increased security - but some suggestions are stupid.  Better checking of people, and luggage, and being smarter about people on so called "watch lists" would be better.
      Clearly the man who is alleged to have caused the problem on Christmas day should have been noticed by all airlines and security operations.

  2. Bill Manning profile image73
    Bill Manningposted 7 years ago

    It makes no sense. If your on a 4 hour flight and someone wants to blow it up they will just do it soon after it's in the air. So the rule is meaningless.

    Also try telling a 6 yr. old they have to hold it until they land. I see lots of accidents happening.

  3. Uninvited Writer profile image84
    Uninvited Writerposted 7 years ago

    But if it cuts down on people jumping up to get their luggage the moment the fasten seatbelts sign goes on, it will be worth it smile

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    cosetteposted 7 years ago

    do they check stuff like babies' diapers? i bet they could hide sticks of dynamite in there... neutral

    1. Chloe Comfort profile image60
      Chloe Comfortposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Don't go giving them any ideas! Just imagine if they did start checking - I'd hate to have that job big_smile

      And those poor elderly people who need to wear those "Depends" under their clothes  - are they going to be checked too?

  5. fishtiger58 profile image82
    fishtiger58posted 7 years ago

    I think I will just skip flying anywhere and drive. I can stop and go when I feel like it.

  6. Shadesbreath profile image90
    Shadesbreathposted 7 years ago

    It's not going to make us any safer.  It's another example of an incompetent bureaucracy confusing activity with action. But if they don't do something, someone will think they did nothing and fire somebody, so they do this instead, thus preserving lots of jobs for a bit longer until the next unpreventable bomb goes off and some people do lose their jobs, only to be replaced by others who will be equally unable to prevent anything an extremist with a bomb is determined enough and does his homework enough to get to go off. It is a sad testimony to the titanic stupidity of government.

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    cosetteposted 7 years ago

    i luv flying. it's just taking off and landing that i can't stand. wink

    seriously though when you're up over those clouds you think 'wow, i am seeing what gods must see if there are gods', which is kind of a neat feeling.

    1. Shadesbreath profile image90
      Shadesbreathposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      One of them thinking as they gaze down at the little airplane silhouetted against the puffy white, "Go, my child, light the fuse and destroy the infidels," while perhaps another thinks, "I'll welcome my children home when that bomb goes off, and the non-believers, well, off to Hell a bit earlier than planned."

    2. starme77 profile image85
      starme77posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I have only flown two times and I have to agree with you about how beatuiful it is , but the employees at airports are so rude and I was pulled aside and searched both times, it seemes like such a hastle to me I would rather just drive , but everyone should experience that kind of beauty at least once in their lives.

  8. AdsenseStrategies profile image73
    AdsenseStrategiesposted 7 years ago

    You'd all be much safer if they made it illegal to drive without winter tires on your car.

  9. Lily Rose profile image83
    Lily Roseposted 7 years ago

    We are flying back home to Florida from San Diego in a couple of days - can't wait to see what happens...

  10. Frugal Fanny profile image60
    Frugal Fannyposted 7 years ago

    In addition to that, if anyone wants to fly into the US now, they have to get patted down.

  11. Uninvited Writer profile image84
    Uninvited Writerposted 7 years ago

    Full-body scanners are looking like they are the best bet for airline security.

    1. Lily Rose profile image83
      Lily Roseposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I completely agree.

  12. EdgeSavvy profile image59
    EdgeSavvyposted 5 years ago

    They must be crazy... I really want to see how the can make children stay calm and no movements for an hour.. common, they cant stay still for 10 minutes!!

    1. Cagsil profile image59
      Cagsilposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      You raised a 14 month old dead thread, to post that response? roll

      WOW! hmm

      1. EdgeSavvy profile image59
        EdgeSavvyposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        yes. someone needs to be bring things to life again!
        hubpages is getting "dead" too!

        1. Cagsil profile image59
          Cagsilposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          roll

 
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