"SonjaMarie" wrote:I think, their thinking is, if someone has a book out they can conceal what they're doing underneath it or if it's on a tray, but that's just my best guess of a stupid rule.
You know in my state there's a business that has a device that can tell if there's something not organic (ie human) on you when they scan you (if the airport in Amsterdam had this device they would've seen the guy was wearing something with explosives in it). They also have a device that you put your bottle of liquid in and it'll tell you right away if it's something drinkable or something like bleach or other bad liquid. But it's difficult for a small business to get their stuff in the airports.
yes I thought that too, and I also thought of the hollowed-out book scenario, although I always thought that was just in prison movies!
Sounds like this would be the perfect time for that business to see if the airports are interested in using their device, looks like they could be on to a winner if they get a few trials going.
The whole thing is madness, and I'm sure will put people off flying; there's enough hassle at airports anyway. I don't think anyone minds sensible precautions but this is taking things far too far.