Sunday, December 27, 2009

Nobody Would Notice If I Said I Wrote It. Would They?

I was listening to some of the new regulations for air travel in the wake of another failed bombing and found myself thinking, "Wouldn't we all be safer if they just made everybody fly straightjackets?" Well, of course we would. So while I was letting that germinate in my head, I was Stumbling around the web and I ran across this 2002 post on The Onion.

"WASHINGTON, DC—Seeking to address "the number-one threat to airline security," the Federal Aviation Administration announced Monday that it will consider banning passengers on all domestic and international commercial flights. "

Bastards! There goes another perfectly good idea.

1 comment:

WendyB_09 said...

Well, since I'm flying twice this week, they can ban commercial passengers as long as the ban goes into effect AFTER I get home on the 3rd.

Of course, no passengers, no skyhigh stupidity charges for things you have to have in the normal course of seat assignments, checked baggage, boarding there go their profits.

I suspect the airlines will quickly pressure the gubment and FAA to let them have the passengers back. Then maybe the airlines AND passengers can pressure both to pay attention when someone calls and sez their kid is a nutz job and shouldn't be let into the country!
Hello, hello - tap, tap, tap - is this thing on??

I'll update the domestic security situation when I return (and after I've had the obligitory gropes, feel-ups and full body cavity searches).

Sigh. I suspect they may not even let me use my i-pod, as my flight is barely an hour long.