Tuesday, September 26, 2006

U.S. 'Relaxes' Air Travel Restrictions

For those who do a lot of traveling, this news will be of great interest-
The government is partially lifting its ban against carrying liquids and gels onto airliners, instituted after a plot to bomb jets flying into the United States was foiled, officials said Monday.

"We now know enough to say that a total ban is no longer needed from a security point of view," said Kip Hawley, head of the Transportation Security Administration, at a news conference at Reagan National Airport...

But, but, but I thought this was the next 9/11! I am so shocked, I forgot to be surprised!

But wait! There's a catch!-
That means that after passengers go through airport security checkpoints, they can purchase liquids at airport stores and take them onto their planes. The new procedures go into effect on Tuesday, Hawley said.

The new security regimen is for an indefinite period and will take effect Tuesday morning, officials said.

So it's a win for airport shops, but still an overall loss for common sense. Huzzah.

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