Saturday, December 26, 2009

Failed Terrorist Attack Leads To Heightened Security

On Friday a Nigerian man who was said to be an agent for al-Qaida attempted to blow up a Northwest Airlines plane as it was preparing to land in Detroit.

Passengers aboard the flight smelled smoke and heard the failed bomb detonation before they rushed to restrain him. One U.S. intelligence official said the explosive device was a mix of powder and liquid. Apparently the man suffered burns to his legs where the bomb was attached.

The White House said it believed it was an attempted act of terrorism and stricter security measures were quickly imposed on airline travel. It did not specify what those were. But for frequent fliers, the stricter airline restrictions are most likely going to cause even longer wait lines and more frustrated travelers than the ones we have now.

Arriving earlier for the long check-in process and only being allowed 3.4 ounce bottles for liquid stored in one-quart bags per person and limiting the total liquid volume each traveler can bring, are just some of the precautions that the TSA has already taken when it comes to security.

Now don’t get me wrong, I’m aware that airport security needs some work. I just believe rather than adding more regulations to the list, airport officials should just buckle down on trying to enforce their rules a little better.

I just hope that I don’t have to endure a wait that resemble Tom Hanks’ character in The Terminal.

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