Ways to Save Money: DHS Style

The Department of Homeland Security is purportedly open to the idea that aircraft passengers should wear monitoring bracelets (that can also shock the piss out of you). Gadling reports that DHS requested the manufacturer of the stun bracelet submit a letter of proposal.

Nice! You see, I’ve been looking for a way to save some money. If something like this happened, I would refuse to ever travel by commercial airline again. Long distance trips would be a thing of the past. No more having to worry about costly airline tickets, or frequent flyer miles, or lines at security.

What do you think a general airline boycott would do to the national economy?

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2 Responses to Ways to Save Money: DHS Style

  1. James Cronen says:

    What do you think a general airline boycott would do to the national economy?

    In an ideal dreamland? Regional rail travel would be expanded to replace short-distance flights, meetings and sales calls would be held over speakerphone instead of in person, and our per capita CO2 footprint would decrease by a factor of 2.

    In our world? Nothing would change. This would, perversely, be a beneficial situation for the airlines since they’re losing money anyway.

  2. Bill says:

    Regional rail doesn’t have the capacity to move people around, even in the mid-term. The rail lines just don’t exist. I think bus companies would do booming business, with a new type of coach. Something a bit nicer than your average Greyhound bus.

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