Just the beginning, I'm sure…
Although transportation officials had not announced new security
measures yet, Air Canada said the Transportation Security Agency would
make significant changes to the way passengers are able to move about
on aircraft. During the final hour of flight, customers will have to
remain seated, will not be allowed access to carry-on baggage and
cannot have personal belongings or other items on their laps, according
to a notice on Air Canada’s Web site.
effect, that means passengers on flights of about 90 minutes or less
will not be able to get out of their seats, since they are not allowed
to move about while an airplane is climbing to its cruising altitude.
Canada also told its United States bound customers that they would be
limited to a single carry-on item and that they would be subjected to
personal and baggage searches at security check points and in the gate
area. It said this would result in significant delays, canceled flights
and missed connections. Air Canada said it would waive the baggage fee
for the first checked bag as a result of the new policy.