But several airlines released detailed information about the restrictions,
saying that passengers on international flights coming to the United States will
apparently have to remain in their seats for the last hour of a flight without
any personal items on their laps. It was not clear how often the rule would
affect domestic flights.
I have read several accounts of this incident on many, many websites. All of them seem to state that Mr. Islam was seated while he ignited himself; the only person who got out of his seat was the gorgeous Dutch stud who stoppped the attack with his bare and no doubt Conservative hands, so I am not sure what this new rule will accomplish, other than the arrest of anyone attempting to foil a similar attack.