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In the flight most things were normal. We were allowed to use gadgets but they wouldn’t tell us how long it would take to get to DC. And while the moving GPS map on my video screen was disabled, the ETA time stamp on how much was left on the journey worked just fine, and it ended up accurate. DUMB.
— Gizmodo commenter Beatledud’s opinion of the TSA’s new “remain seated for an hour before landing” rule, instituted as a consequence of the failed terrorist attack on Northwest flight 253 on Christmas Day