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Comment 9 by Naturalist1


Unfortunately, just imagine the lawsuit when someone's non-terrorist Aunt Hilda gets exploded "by mistake". The lengthy delays during cleanup following a "detonation" would be bothersome, also.

On a more serious note, airplane manufacturers could conceivably design passenger jets that isolate (and therefore protect) passengers by placing them into separate, explosion-proof compartments. Sure the costs are prohibitive, but a market (comprised of mostly well-heeled clients and the ultra-paranoid) may indeed exist after 9/11. I'm sure concepts are on the drawing board already. This may be the future price of security in air travel.

Cleanup in Seat 9-E, anyone?

Wed, 09 May 2012 00:36:21 UTC | #940646