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Old 12-29-2009, 06:29 PM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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Some airlines were telling passengers on Saturday that new government security regulations prohibit them from leaving their seats beginning an hour before landing



Read more: Airlines: New rules keep passengers in seats (http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2009/12/26/national/w103147S09.DTL#ixzz0b8CiyzaK - broken link)
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Old 12-29-2009, 09:06 PM
 
Location: Portlandia "burbs"
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Well, there ARE people out there with medical issues, and if the airlines wants to start barring potential flyers with those kinds of conditions then they'd better prepare themselves for some mighty nasty repercussions!
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Old 12-29-2009, 09:10 PM
 
Location: Kansas City, MO
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While this is true about the medical conditions, and I agree, the general public needs to understand that these regulations are in place for their safety and their country's safety. The next time I fly, I will GLADLY do whatever the TSA asks me to in order to ensure my safety. Those who get all peeved because they can't go potty the last hour of a flight (they were warned in advance, they should have gone LONG AGO!) need to step back and take a reality check. Just do it. Don't really care if it inconveniences you or makes your trip a little less fun...would you rather have to land at a strange airport in a strange place because someone tried to pull something?!?
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Old 12-29-2009, 09:50 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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While this is true about the medical conditions, and I agree, the general public needs to understand that these regulations are in place for their safety and their country's safety. The next time I fly, I will GLADLY do whatever the TSA asks me to in order to ensure my safety. Those who get all peeved because they can't go potty the last hour of a flight (they were warned in advance, they should have gone LONG AGO!) need to step back and take a reality check. Just do it. Don't really care if it inconveniences you or makes your trip a little less fun...would you rather have to land at a strange airport in a strange place because someone tried to pull something?!?
Even if the US is complying with these ridiculous restrictions, doesn't mean other nations will follow. And aren't all airports strange if you haven't been to them? We rarely travel to the same place twice, so whether we reach our destination or are forced to land at a different airport makes no difference since both airports and places are strange and new to us.
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Old 12-29-2009, 10:47 PM
 
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I found it amusing that on tonight's news they talked about increased airline safety and showed an elderly, gray haired woman, being extensively searched.

That sure put my mind at ease --SARC
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Old 12-29-2009, 11:16 PM
 
Location: Portlandia "burbs"
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While this is true about the medical conditions, and I agree, the general public needs to understand that these regulations are in place for their safety and their country's safety. The next time I fly, I will GLADLY do whatever the TSA asks me to in order to ensure my safety. Those who get all peeved because they can't go potty the last hour of a flight (they were warned in advance, they should have gone LONG AGO!) need to step back and take a reality check. Just do it. Don't really care if it inconveniences you or makes your trip a little less fun...would you rather have to land at a strange airport in a strange place because someone tried to pull something?!?

It is very obvious that you didn't understand what I wrote. I am NOT talking about people who "hold it" ~ that's not a medical condition.
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Old 12-30-2009, 12:57 AM
 
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While this is true about the medical conditions, and I agree, the general public needs to understand that these regulations are in place for their safety and their country's safety. The next time I fly, I will GLADLY do whatever the TSA asks me to in order to ensure my safety. Those who get all peeved because they can't go potty the last hour of a flight (they were warned in advance, they should have gone LONG AGO!) need to step back and take a reality check. Just do it. Don't really care if it inconveniences you or makes your trip a little less fun...would you rather have to land at a strange airport in a strange place because someone tried to pull something?!?
All that crap is slapping putty on a huge crack in a dam.

What does it matter if you can't go pee the last hour of a flight? The terrorist can just ignite it at the 1 hour 15 minute mark in the bathroom.

I think if anything what this incident shows is all the massive government bureaucracy that was initiated and all the stupid rules have really done nothing. You announce what your defenses are and bad guys find a way around them.

What would rather have is not letting people through security and onto a plane for an international flight into my country without a damn PASSPORT!

It should be clear after the last decade the government cannot protect you from natural disasters, terrorist attacks and economic depressions.
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Old 12-30-2009, 02:26 PM
 
Location: Fredericksburg, Va
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Keeping folks in their seats will NOT prevent anything. We are no "safer" today than we were pre-911. There is no "safety" anywhere!
Next time Midwestmatt flies, he may be asked to do so nude, just to keep everyone "safe"...go for it!

Keep those who are out to hurt us OFF our planes and out of our country. Don't punish us in the name of keeping us "safe".
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Old 12-30-2009, 02:46 PM
 
Location: Heartland Florida
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Just take a leak when in your seat. I don't think the airlines will prefer urine soaked floors to letting passengers use the restrooms.
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Old 12-30-2009, 07:00 PM
 
Location: Casa Grande, AZ
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I wonder if that doesn't go against the new rulings with keeping the plane on the tarmac for an extended period...giving passengers use of toilets, food, etc....
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