Joshua Freed and Joan Lowy report:
Extra pat-downs before boarding. No getting up for the last hour of the flight. More bomb-sniffing dogs. Airports worldwide tightened security a day after a passenger tried to light some kind of explosive on a flight into Detroit.
The Transportation Security Administration wouldn’t say exactly what it was doing differently on Saturday. It didn’t need to.
Passengers getting off flights from overseas reported being told that they couldn’t get out of their seat for the last hour of their flight. Air Canada also said that during the last hour passengers won’t be allowed access to carry-on baggage or to have any items on their laps.
Read more on Huffington Post.
As I blogged about here, there was a lot of attention paid to an announcement on Air Canada’s site that announced new restrictions due to new TSA rules, but by the end of the day, Air Canada had removed the section that dealt with some of the new “stay in your seat, nothing in your laps” rules.