Quepos In the wake of the attempted blowup of an international flight into Detroit, TSA is instituting new rules, including many that will catch travelers unprepared as they return from the holidays. It goes without saying that airline and passenger safety is a tantamount concern. As a frequent flier, I also have to quickly add that it is almost unbelievable how much the air travel experience has been degraded!
The worst news creeping out from foreign airlines given the fact that the Department of Homeland Security and its Transportation Safety Administration (TSA) subsidiary, which does the airport screening, is that all travelers may be limited to one (1) carry-on. Kill me, now!
Such a policy will force all business travelers to be required to check-in bags, and airlines are simply unprepared to handle the increasing load with any efficiency whatsoever. Frankly, as all travelers know, this has never been much of a priority with airlines. It’s an after-market add-on. The airline collected their money for the flight and delivered the value when the plane safely touched ground. The question of how much time it may take the traveler once they have landed to collect their gear and get out of the airport seems a begrudging irrelevance to most airlines. A semi-service for which they garnered no revenue.