As you can imagine, news sites have been filled with photos illustrating heightened airline security since the failed attack on an international flight over Detroit on Christmas Day. In these pictures, we see hyper-vigilant security screeners, bomb sniffing dogs, curbside patrols and TSA agents and even the National Guard keeping watch inside air terminals.
Zimbio has one such slideshow featuring 19 pictures taken at Dallas/Ft. Worth International and JFK. What caught my attention, however, was the shot above, cleverly included in the photo package. Symbolizing the scope of the problem and the extent of the vulnerability, the photographer assigned to JFK happened to captured this unattended bag riding the AirTrain.
(photo: Michael Nagle/Getty Images. December 27, 2009. Queens, New York.)