This weekly post is my ‘round tuit’. Included are stories which caught my eye and others which I couldn’t cover in-depth during the week, but thought Flight Chic readers would want to know about.
I want to express solidarity with all of those affected by the horrific attack in London.
1. Electronics ban
US and UK governments have announced a ban on larger electronic devices. While it would be foolhardy to take terrorist threats lightly, it is important to ensure that the response is balanced, universal and effective.
We cannot afford to forget that aviation is a global industry, and that threats in one region can quickly carry over to another.
I’m not seriously proposing a global ban on electronics in the cabin; but we need to understand why the policy response to these threats is so different from region to region.
We need to consider whether the different bans will make the skies safer or just more inconvenient.