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I'm a 30 something who loves to travel.  I have a full time job and enjoy writing (or blogging) about my travels.  I've traveled through several countries in Europe as well as Russia and Egypt.  I also enjoy domestic travel in the United States, including Disney.  My long term travel goal is to do a round the world trip.  

Saturday, December 26, 2009

New security at airports?

After yesterdays terrorist attack I find a couple things interesting. Last night the TSA wait time calculator was down, I doubt that was a coincidence. And now the new security, what type? If it's just more vigilance, ok I'll buy that. But if it's just annoying passengers looking for something that they don't actually know what they are looking for, then you're wasting everyones time.

My guess is that in the next 48 hours there will be some new restriction that will keep you from bringing something on the plane. And this will just add to the issue of paying to check your bags, with more things prohibited it will just add more confusion to security checks and force more people to pay to check luggage. Ahh, the joy of air travel...

Will any of this make us safer? I doubt it, there were a lot of holes that allowed this attack to happen and banning liquids and whatever the next thing is isn't going to prevent someone with a creative mind and free time to come up with a new way to take a plane down.