Originally Posted by BWinmill
Then again, that's quite the presumption. Apparently we aren't responsible adults if we aren't willing to put away our gadget for half an hour because someone feels that it may pose a safety concern.
The rules may seem overbearing, but that is because the costs are high if an airline does go down (both in terms of lives and dollars).
So you trust the honor system?
TSA: Sir, do you have a gun on you or in your bags?
Passenger: No; I don't.
TSA: Then I don't need to search you or your bags. You're free to board the plane.