Baltimore Sun: Search on airline delays some BWI passengers

Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by Mike, Sep 27, 2011.

  1. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Great way to arrange a warrantless search of someone's briefcase or computer if you happen to know what plane he's on. Passengers should insist on NEVER being separated from their belonging in this situation.

    Baltimore Sun: Search on airline delays some BWI passengers

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  2. DeafBlonde

    DeafBlonde Original Member

    Whiskey Tango Foxtrot?!?! I think I would have led a passenger revolt. Perfect opportunity for theft and/or something (drugs, weapons, GPS, bug) to be left in pax carry-ons...not a good thing at all!!! :mad::mad::mad:
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  3. AngryMiller

    AngryMiller Original Member

    May I see your warrant, sir? You have no warrant? I take my belongings with me unless you are willing to sign this form (holds them liable for everything to the extreme). You're not like one of those police officers in California are you, who beat a homeless man to death?
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  4. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    But of course the sheeple complied.
  5. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    I guess I'll fly again after the airlines go under and they have to rebuild our airline industry from the ground up. Although public opinion has been shifting, the feds just aren't getting the message.
  6. INK

    INK Original Member

    "Unless you have a warrant, I will only give you permission to screen my luggage if I am present and can observe."

    Seems easy enough. Do I have a legal right to do this?
  7. Doober

    Doober Original Member

    IANAL, however, I would think that the airline agreed to the search and, in that case, you would not have that right.
  8. INK

    INK Original Member

    Well, I may have to start locking my carry on while it is on the plane. I already do this for gate checks. It is not a huge deal. Everything of value is already back in my pockets except what would be locked in the case.

    I still find it problematic that the airline can give permission to search my carry on luggage without my permission or my presence. Checked bags I understand.
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  9. Doober

    Doober Original Member

    What I find more troublesome than the searching of carry on luggage, is that the women were required to leave their purses to be searched by the oh-so-trustworthy TSA.
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  10. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    When did you sign a POA for the airline to represent you? The airline has absolutely no legal authority to consent to a search on your behalf or to consent for the abandonment of your belongings.

    Checked luggage is in the airline's custody. You have no control over it until it is reclaimed.

    Carry-on luggage remains in your personal possession and they have no right to separate you from it, except in the event of an emergency evactuation.
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  11. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    How is a purse anymore special than my laptop case?

    What my wife carries in her purse, I carry in my laptop case.

    In my case there are CRITICAL medications that I will not NOT leave behind under any circumstances.

    In my wife's case there are EXPENSIVE medications that she also will not leave behind under any circumstances.
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  12. Doober

    Doober Original Member

    You're right, of course, Mike. I don't have a clue as to what men might put into a laptop case, but no way would I leave any meds for the TSA to rummage through.

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