From the rather good KLM blog, the latest, to the best of my knowledge, on what those new TSA policies actually are. Short version: they’re ditching the stuff about not letting people get up to pee during the last hour of the flight, and also that business about not being able to have blankets, books, laptops, or other objects in your lap.
Abi posted this in comment #1 to my post yesterday. But a day later I’m still seeing people all over the internet talking about that nutty last-hour stuff as if it were still indefinitely in effect. Maybe putting the link here on the front page will help.
There’s plenty left to criticize about the TSA’s overall approach—see Bruce Schneier’s appearance on Maddow last night for some of the basic points—but we should probably be discussing the current stupidity rather than yesterday’s stupidity.