Newark's Sunday security issues, as evidenced by arriving passenger Izzy:
I landed at Newark at 7:30 last night, 2 hrs after the incident occurred. It was like it just occurred to them, oh yeah we have incoming flights that we should probably figure out what to do with. They held us on the tarmac for over 2 hrs, through out which they kept giving us different stories about what did and was going to happen. At one point they told us that we were going to have to go through security (which was completely absurd considering we were 35,000 feet in the air, and 1,000 miles away when the event occurred) Eventually they just let us (and our checked luggage) go. But anyone with a connecting flight had to get on the end of that 10,000 person line and be re-screened. I felt so bad for everyone sitting in the airport that we walked by. Apparently TSA was giving no information. Everyone was relying on twitter and other sites to find out what was going on.
Can we please get a Passengers' Bill of Rights now? Pretty please? Soon seatback pockets will come equipped with survival kits!
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