Thursday, September 8, 2011

No More Shoe Strategizing for the Security Line at the Airport

Photo by Paul Stevenson
Yes, that's right, lace-ups and hard-to-put-on boots will soon be all right again, according to Janet Napolitan who was discussing upcoming changes to security policy at a forum in DC this week. Though the US Homeland Security Secretary hasn't set a date for when the shoe rule will be changed at the security lane, she intimated it would be soon.

In past reports by the Government Accountability Office a 2015 deadline has been mentioned for the deployment of shoe scanning devices to airports. Let's hope Napolitano was speaking of a date closer in than that. 

Alas, the TSA doesn't yet have the technology to adequately screen liquids, so the 3-ounce rule for theirs will likely stay in place for some time to come.

For more on Napolitano's statements, click here.


  1. That's great news! I won't have to stuff my hiking boots into my suitcase any longer.