Posts Tagged 'Homeland security'

Flying Scared

I shudder to think what the new security restrictions inspired by the would-be Christmas plane bomber will mean for parents changing their kids on planes.

I once had a flight attendant and two passengers knock on the bathroom door, asking if I was OK, after I had been in the there changing my infant daughter for about five minutes.

I yelled back that I was OK, just changing a diaper, but they didn’t hear me — or, they chose to ignore me, and continued to bang on the door.

I couldn’t operate the lock and lean out of the door without causing my daughter to tumble off the changing table, so I just let the ruckus outside the door continue.

But now, it sounds like paranoia among passengers will arise if anyone is in the bathroom for longer than a few minutes. That could spawn some embarrassing situations.