Are we not allowed to have electronics with us in the cabin when we fly now? Is it true that we can’t get up in the last hour of a flight, and everyone gets patted down now? Most importantly, what about the electronics?
The enforcement of the new security measures will be “unpredictable,” but things have definitely become stricter.
Electronic devices: cannot be brought into the cabin of the plane on international flights to the United States.
Patdowns: Required, for now.
Items on laps: No blankets, bags, suitcases, purses, etc on your lap during the last hour of flight. Your hands must be visible at all times.
No potty breaks: Passengers cannot get out of their seats for the last hour of a flight.
If you’ve experienced these new rules, let us know. From a consumer point of view, we’re particularly concerned about the electronics ban and potential for theft from checked baggage.
New Plane Security Rules: No Electronics, No Getting Up Last Hour, 1 Bag [Business Insider]
TSA orders pat-down of all passengers during boarding [Elliott.org]
Full text of SD 1544-09-06 authorizing pat-downs, physical inspections [Elliott.org]
The New, Terrifying, No-Electronics US Flight Security Rules [Gizmodo]