Monday, December 21, 2009

New Airline Restrictions

Right now the big story is the health care reform, but I really don't want to get sucked into another debate about that, so I'm going to go for a lighter subject: airline restrictions. These new restrictions are being passed by President Obama and are not about what costumers can't do, but what the airlines can't do. For instance, if a plane is grounded on the tarmac for more than three hours, the plane must allow passengers to exit. And it's about friggin' time!! I cannot even think of how many times I have stuck for hours on end in planes because of stupid things at Hartsfield. It's ridiculous!!! These rules also change other things about how long passengers have to wait, what qualifies as a "National Security Threat", ect. Most of these are things that really just piss people off and are the really annoying things the TSA and FAA make you do.

Hopefully, this will not become a partisan issue, but right now there is a big movement in the GOP to oppose everything Obama does, even if the notion is to give flags to orphans. But maybe since this is more about making it easier for passengers than anything else, the GOP will ease up and not hack down on this like they have with pretty much everything else in the Obama Administration. However, I'm sure Glenn beck as already criticized it as a "terrorist plot to create a more socialist government!!"


  1. If you don't like what the airlines do, don't fly with them. Why do we need the government making more rules?

  2. They aren't really new airline restrictions anymore, are they?

    Really very, very old airline restrictions.

    I miss this blog.