In honour of the tenth anniversary of the war on moisture, I dug out this series of “explanations” for why airline security is the way it is, presented in elementary school history project format. The universal theme: knee-jerk reaction. They were hanging on the wall behind the security checkpoint in Maui, so I can only assume they’re official explanations from the TSA.
In case you were wondering, liquids are banned because of… Tang and hair bleach.
This one is amusing because it refers to hijackings in 1970 showing masked men assaulting an airplane. China Southern airlines, whose plane is pictured, didn’t exist until 1988.
I like this poster because it doesn’t even offer an answer to it’s own question as to why international flights are often screened at the gates, (again after already having been screened).
Wait, does this imply that carry-on bags weren’t searched until 1995?