Mike Huckabee News
Mar 08 2013
TripAdvisor has a new poll near and dear to my heart: the annual survey of air travelers’ top pet peeves. Coming in at number one: cramped, uncomfortable seats. That was followed closely by high ticket prices, obnoxious fellow passengers, and airlines charging extra fees for bags, snacks, seat selection and anything else they can think of. I have to assume the survey was limited to things that happen on the plane, or else the security lines would’ve topped my list.
But there’s good news on that front: this week, the TSA announced that for the first time since 9/11, they’re finally loosening the rules for what people can carry onto planes. To bring the US rules more in line with international carriers, they’ll finally let passengers bring on small pocket knives and certain sports equipment, including hockey sticks, ski poles, whiffle ball bats and golf clubs – and good luck getting those to fit under the seat in front of you. The flight attendants’ union is not happy. They admit that it’s not likely someone would try to hijack a plane by swinging a golf club, but they say some passengers are aggressive enough without letting have any kind of weapon. I can see their point. If I’d stuck someone in a cramped seat next to a crying baby and charged him $5 for a drink, I probably wouldn’t want him to have a Whiffle Ball bat in his hand, either.