We’re simply going to make people miserable for no apparent reason. There have been precisely three attempts over the last eight years to commit acts of terrorism aboard commercial aircraft. All of them clownishly inept and easily thwarted by the passengers. How many tens of thousands of flights have been incident free? And, yet, we’re going to make hundreds of thousands of people endure transcontinental flights without reading materials or the ability to use the restroom?And it doesn't address a couple of things: This latest turkey was in his seat when he set himself on fire.
And if you let people have access to their carryon luggage at other times in the flight, they could blow up the plane then or set themselves on fire if they are bound and determined in that direction. So the logic is to strap everyone in their seats for the whole time, all luggage overhead and inaccessible.
Er...maybe I shouldn't have said that?