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Monday, December 28, 2009

Most carry-on bags banned on flights to U.S.


Frankly, I see no reason for anyone to come to the United State until this unfettered nonsense subsides.

With a very few exceptions for computers and baby stuff, Transport Canada has banned all carry-on bags on flights bound for the United States.

One can only expect that other countries will follow suit, what with the idea being to expedite the new and more intensive individual screenings of passengers.

And what of that checked-bag fee that most carriers charge? No mention, but it stands to reason that most carriers will be making an additional $25 to $50 per passenger. If we figure, say, 100 passengers on each plane, and most planes carry more, then each of those US-bound flights will generate an additional $2500 to $5000.

That's not bad money. Do you suppose the carriers planted that inept Nigerian? Or have they just fanned the flames of fear and paranoia knowing the contribution to the bottom line was well worth the trouble?

-- text tapped from a virtual keyboard.


Genia said...

Aren't carry on bags CHECKED by security before passengers are allowed to take them on the plane? What's the point in all this nonsense?

Jim Penny said...

I think the point is to look like they're doing something, while not actually doing anything other than slowing down passengers.