Looking on the bright side of this thwarted airborne terrorism - http://www.nachi.org/forum/showthread.php?t=6783 - perhaps, airlines will get around to banning carry-on altogether.
I for one would welcome it. You can’t get off of these effin’ planes - or on them - what with all the sh*t people bring on board.
There should be a $100 surcharge if you want to bring your sh*t on board. If you’re time is so effin’ valuable that you can’t be waiting an extra 20 minutes until the baggage handlers get you bags to you, you should have no problem paying for the privelege. My guess is that most folks would conclude that “You know what? My time isn’t that valuable.”
That should pretty much speed up the security check-in, too, if all people have to scan is a newspaper, a magazine or a book.