The nation's Transit Security Authority (TSA) announced new airline safety measures Saturday in reaction to Friday’s attempted bombing of a flight to Detroit.
Passengers will not be permitted to stand up or hold anything in their lap for the final hour of flight. A TSA spokesperson says these rules will only affect incoming international flyers, not domestic travelers. Additional bodily searches and bag checks can also be expected at the gate to each flight.
Spokesperson JoAnn Jenny of Pittsburgh International Airport says that will affect a few of the airport’s regular flights, including service from Canada and Latin America.
Jenny says given the new measures, passengers should arrive a bit earlier than they normally would. She says she doesn’t expect the new rules to affect how many people fly.