Despite efforts by the Department of Transportation to modernize regulations for commercial aviation, long lines due to security checks are still a regular feature of airline travel. While there are a few systems in place that can alleviate some of the hassle, the best way to avoid all of the hassles and frustrations of commercial airline travel is to opt for a private jet charter. Below is a list of the more peculiar security contradictions in commercial airline travel today. Avoid all the hassles listed below and enjoy air travel again by chartering an aircraft from Million Air Dallas.
The ban on the use of electronic devices during takeoff and landing
Under current rules, the Federal Aviation Administration still prohibits the use of all electronic devices during takeoff and landing. This is despite the fact that many of these gadgets are incapable of radiating sufficient electro-magnetic interference to affect the electronic or flight systems of the aircraft.
The need to take off your shoes
Unless you’re 75 years old or more, or you are eligible for the government’s PreCheck program, you still have to laboriously take off your shoes and remove your laptop from your bag prior to passing through airport security screening. In contrast, anyone who joins the airline’s preferred membership club or who pays a hefty fee to join a government-approved security program sails through the screening process.
The 3-1-1 liquids rule
The TSA’s 3-1-1 rule for liquids, gels, and aerosols has become a legal straightjacket for those not lucky enough to find shaving cream or other essentials in containers that measure 3.4 ounces (100ml) or less. Should you be unlucky enough to have a slightly larger container with just a small amount of extra liquid or gel inside, it will be discarded by the TSA agent.
The potential to be sitting on the tarmac for hours
Under new DOT rules, passengers on domestic flights held on the tarmac for three hours are entitled to water, food, medical care, and bathroom breaks. However, the decision on whether you can leave your seat is up to the plane’s captain. As a result, you might still find yourself stranded without food, water, or a bathroom.
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