December 27th, 2009

full steam ahead

Extra travel security

One carryon rather than two for flights to US, same size but weight limit 6kg, baggage search just before boarding: inconvenient but understandable (means I will probably leave the big camera at home). Though I do wonder how long the policy will last in the face of lost duty free revenues. But suggestions of making passengers stay in their seats for an hour before landing? I won't quibble with things that increase security but why are we always restricting things based on what attackers did last rather than what they might do next? Because they're not likely to *do* the same thing again...