"Cool as McCumber" write about sloppy baggage inspection

Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by Mike, Aug 15, 2011.

  1. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    1) TSA approved lock missing
    2) Sloppy repacking after inspection
    3) Checked energy drink consumed
    4) Garbage left in checked bag checked bag

    At least most of his stuff was still there. :rolleyes:

    Security Info Watch: Cool as McCumber

  2. KrazyKat

    KrazyKat Original Member

    :td: Speechless. How about putting those baggage barcodes to some more use and have a chain of custody to trace ...
  3. VH-RMD

    VH-RMD Original Member

    just more TSA theft from their 'professional' thieves. (Some TSA apologist will try and blame it on the airline staff)
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  4. KrazyKat

    KrazyKat Original Member

    A sophisticated frame-up to make the TSA look bad, no doubt.
    OMG how is it possible for someone to devour a foodstuff and cram the waste back in the luggage??!! I am still shocked...
  5. Cartoon Peril

    Cartoon Peril Original Member

    Next time travel with prune juice.
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  6. Leave no trace

    Leave no trace Original Member

    I can think of better laxatives.
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  7. DeafBlonde

    DeafBlonde Original Member

    Chocolated Ex-Lax comes to mind...perhaps mixed in with some yummy, homemade brownies (with a few Toll House morsels thrown in as added incentive)! ;)
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  8. AngryMiller

    AngryMiller Original Member

    Get some of those little vodka bottles and fill them with wood alcohol. You know what they are and would never drink them. The person that does drink them is in for a wild ride. It is the height of stupidity to steal something from a passenger then procede to consume it. You don't know what is in it. Just wait for the first TSO to go blind or keel over dead from doing stupid stuff like this.
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  9. Doober

    Doober Original Member

    Sadly the passenger that packed the item that the TSA consumed would probably face charges.
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  10. AngryMiller

    AngryMiller Original Member

    Too bad they don't teach TSOs to not steal, even the little things.
  11. N965VJ

    N965VJ Original Member

  12. barbell

    barbell Coach Coach

    What this incident proves is that TSA actually makes aviation security less safe. Period. End of discussion.

    If anyone, TSA or baggage handler, can access a bag and consume its contents undetected with no chain of evidence nor control mechanisms in place, then anyone can access a bag and put a bomb in it. Simple as that.

    Baggage may be "screened" now, but really, it isn't. I think we are less safe today than we were before Pan Am 103 because there are more people with more time to put their grubby little hands in our checked luggage. It may be "screened", but it is also open to pilfering, and therefore contamination.
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  13. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Quite true -- an airline employee moonlighting as a drug mule could just as easily add something. That could be a real neck-stretcher if you're passing through SIN.

    I would not be at all surprised if Al Qaeda doesn't have a few airline or TSA employees on retainer as sleepers.
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  14. barbell

    barbell Coach Coach

    Drugs? Heck, put a bomb in a bag. Done.

    This post is not meant to construe that I would put a bomb in a bag. What it is meant to do is explain how easy it would be for an airline baggage handler or a TSA screener to do so without the passenger's knowledge.
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