What took so long is an issue for another day, but the FAA has finally acted to keep electronic cigarettes and lithium ion batteries out of checked baggage. Why? No, it’s not because Americans will pack airplanes by the millions this Thanksgiving. It’s because e-cigs can catch fire.
Lasers are actually an old, but an alarmingly increasing, problem, particularly as the price of very powerful lasers has dropped to as low as $20 and they are readily available online and anonymously.
I’ve never heard of this airline. How do I know it’s safe? The easiest answer to that question is also the simplest: If you haven’t heard of the airline you are about to book, perhaps it’s better to step back and search for an airline you HAVE heard of.