Writing on his aviation security blog Schneier on Security (accessible here), cryptographer and security analyst Bruce Schneier comments on what he calls
the bizarre new TSA rules "magical thinking": if we somehow protect against the specific tactic of the previous terrorist, we make ourselves safe from the next terrorist.
He goes on to soliloquise (see 26 December post here):
I wish that, just once, some terrorist would try something that you can only foil by upgrading the passengers to first class and giving them free drinks.
I’ll second that.