Monday, April 16, 2007

Jakarta airport new security regulation on liquids

The Jakarta Soekarno-Hatta airport has recently imposed a new security measure to ban all liquid materials inside airplanes on all international flights. I traveled recently and, while waiting at the airport scanner, the person in front of me had four boxes of Krispy Kreme donuts carry-on. The donuts passed without any curiosity from the officers. But this got me thinking. What if, instead of jelly, the donuts were filled with liquid explosives? Can you imagine how messy the explosion would be?