The U.S. Department of Homeland Security wants passengers on planes headed to the U.S. to be on board an hour before flight time. They trot out the usual justification
- The United States wants to tighten passenger checks to prevent a repeat of the Sept. 11
Even though, of course, this measure wouldn’t have prevented September 11 in the first place.
As if we didn’t already have to get to the airport early enough, not only would the push back that time even further but connections would have to be much longer. It would no longer be enough to have an hour between connecting flights if you actually have to be onboard the new plane an hour before takeoff.