In-flight security rules eased

AP News
Posted: Dec 28, 2009 1:47 PM

Airline officials say in-flight security rules have been eased after a two-day clampdown.

At the captain's discretion, passengers can once again have blankets and other items on their laps or move about the cabin during the tail end of flight, two industry officials briefed on the situation said Monday.

Restrictions were put into place following a bombing attempt on an international flight that landed Friday in Detroit.

The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because federal safety officials had not publicly announced the changes.