The airline lunacy continues....

Dec 28, 2009 | | |

The latest high tech plan by the airlines to thwart underpants-bombers? Turn off the moving map display an hour before landing.
Yes, that'll do it, because people can't feel the aircraft beginning to descend 30 minutes before landing. And they sure as hell can't look out of the windows to see where they are.
Once again, the alleged "terrorists" have won this round. By failing, they've again created typical panic and disruption and draconian (but ultimately useless) rules that we must all abide by.
I'd say Terrorist: 10. Rest of world: 0 so far. Why? Well if we'd maintained a level head, we wouldn't need to take our shoes off to get on a plane. Or give up all our liquids. Or suffer the TSA rummaging through our luggage and stealing whatever they fancied. Or have the Patriot act. Or concrete barricades near big buildings. Or any number of other enforced but useless rules and regulations that we have to suffer through. All you have to do is look at "modern" society now to realise that we've lost this particular battle well and truly.


  1. Paul says:

    As you do most of the time Chris, you have hit the proverbial nail on the head.

    The whole "sit in your seat and do nothing for the last hour" is complete bullshit. Turning off the map display is completely useless. As an ex-aircraft engineer I think th whole thing is a joke.