An airplane prepares for takeoff from Newark, N.J., International Airport early one morning with Manhattan in the distance. (Special Contributor / John P. Wise)
Updated: Saturday, 26 Dec 2009, 1:46 PM EST
Published : Saturday, 26 Dec 2009, 1:46 PM EST
WASHINGTON, D.C.(AP) - Some airlines are telling passengers new security regulations will prohibit them from leaving their seats an hour before landing.
Air Canada said in a statement Saturday new rules imposed by the Transportation Security Administration will limit on-board activities by passengers and crew in U.S. airspace.
The airline said during the final hour of flight passengers must remain seated. They won't be allowed access to carry-on baggage or to have any items on their laps.
Flight attendants on some domestic flights are informing passengers of similar rules.
Authorities say a passenger on a Northwest Airlines flight from Amsterdam attempted to start a fire as the plane prepared to land in Detroit on Friday.