Today's reports of a thwarted terrorist plot seem to have everyone in a froth, with security forces at airports in both England and the U.S. scrambling to ban a wide array of common liquids, pastes, and cosmetic products from carry-on luggage. This, because the plot in question apparently planned to use a common sports drink and a peroxide product to create an improvised explosive.
In response, the Brits have gone so far as to ban carry-on bags altogether. Tho U.S. authorities will continue to allow carry-on bags, they will ban all liquids, pastes, etc. with the exception of medications and baby formula or breast milk (tho mothers may be required to have a sip of their own milk in the presence of security officials to prove the innocence of the substance). Naturally, the whole process has resluted in obscene delays and has caused thousands of passengers to jetison their make-up, toothpaste, soft drinks, and other items before boarding their flights.
Well, I say we've not gone nearly far enough. Liquids can still be smuggled aboard by being soaked into fabrics, only to be wrung out later in the airplane lavatory. So the solution I propose is simple: an all-nude international flight policy requiring all passengers to strip to their birthday suits before boarding. Clothes would be surrendered to security personnel, where they would be tagged and bagged, inspected for concealed fluids, then shipped along with all luggage to their waiting owners aboard a separate flight that would carry no passengers, only their baggage and clothing (a "freight plane" if you will). Once both the all-nude passenger flight and the corresponding freight plane arrive at their destination, passengers would be reunited with their clothing and belongings at the usual terminal luggage return.
Of course, one would have to be a little more careful when snapping the seatbelt buckle before takeoff. But when it comes to security, no sacrifice is too great.