Methanol Fuel Cells on Airplanes
Methanol fuel cells are now allowed on airplanes. This paragraph sums up the inconsistency nicely:
In some sense, though, that's missing the point. Read the last restriction again. So now, innocuous gels/liquids/shampoos are deemed too hazardous to bring inside the airplane cabin, but a known volatile liquid (however safe it may be) is required to be stored inside your carryon baggage? I'm not criticizing the technology here, but I have a feeling that that this DOT logic is going to be questioned repeatedly by frazzled flyers.
Posted on October 9, 2007 at 6:24 AM • 18 Comments