Those New Stricter Airport Regulations: What to Expect

December 27, 2009 at 9:50 am | Posted in air travel | Leave a comment
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by Mary Jo Manzanares

If the uncertainty of airport security regulations seems familiar, perhaps it’s because it’s a replay of August 2006 and the events that led to the banning of liquids and gels and the implementation of the “3-1-1 rule.”

I’ll be flying today, and have the same concerns about what to expect when I get to the airport. If what we read is to be believed, the following protocol will be in effect for flights inbound to the United States from international destinations:

  • One hour before landing, passengers will be required to remain in their seats (similar to the earlier policy on flights flying into DCA).
  • Passengers will not be to get into carry-on bags during that hour.
  • Passengers will not be allowed to have coats, sweaters, blankets, or anything draped across their laps during that hour (although they can wear jackets, coats, etc.).
  • All electronic items must be turned off during that one-hour period.
  • Extra inspections of passengers and bags at the gate will be conducted.

I think it’s going to take awhile before things shake out and we have a solid written policy on the matter, but if you’ve got travel plans over the next few weeks, you may want to take a look at my recommendations.

From If I Were Traveling Tomorrow (Oh Wait, I Am) on Tripatini member Mary Jo Manzanares’ blog,


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