When crazy stuff happens on aeroplanes, as it did on Christmas, you can be rest assured security will tighten and terrifying electronics restrictions will fall into place. But in this latest case, our electronics? They may still be “safe”.
I bring that up because there was apparently this nasty rumour going around that all electronics would soon be banned on all British Airways and Virgin Atlantic flights once these inevitable “new security measures” went live. And could you imagine? A trans-Atlantic flight without laptop movies, MP3 jams and podcasts, and positively no covert aeroplane mode smartphone adult content? Hell in an aluminium tube, says I.
But it’s apparently not true, for now. Both airways said electronics are still GO, even as some previously reported “unpredictable” security measures go into place over the next few days.
American carriers, like Continental, United and AA, have also not changed their security measures in the wake of the attempted Christmas Day terrorist attack – yet – so getting home from your relatives this week could still be moderately bearable, as far as air travel goes anyway. [Pocket Lint]