· Use of airline pillows, blankets, electronics and passenger movement in the cabin an hour before landings is to be decided on by the airplane pilots. They have the right to make passengers sit, pillow-less, for that last hour if they feel it is necessary, otherwise it's business as usual. Just listen to any announcement being made on the plane.
· If you are a traveler from a country deemed a state sponsor of terrorism, prepare for "enhanced" screening, including pat-downs. According to the New York Daily News, the 14 countries on the list include Cuba, Iran, Sudan, Syria, Afghanistan, Algeria, Iraq, Lebanon, Libya, Nigeria, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Somalia and Yemen.
· Travelers flying to the USA from an international airport will also be put through more thorough screening, with the addition of full-body scans at some airports where available, and other measures that could include "full-body patdown, a thorough hand inspection of all carry-on luggage and the use of explosives-detection technology, such as swabbing a passenger's hands, clothing and luggage."
· TSA statement [TSA]
· Feds order toughest airport security rules ever, with extra measures for terror-prone nations [NYDN]
· 2009's Biggest Villain Is...The TSA [Jaunted]
· TSA coverage [Jaunted]
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