Flights by U.S. airlines hit 10-year low

Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by Fisher1949, Feb 14, 2012.

  1. CdnPilot

    CdnPilot Original Member

    Hi Lisa,we're not alone either. I'm constantly surprised at dinner parties and social get-togethers at the number of people who have also sworn off visiting south of the border for the same reasons as us. My wife and I find it especially sad, since we were married in the U.S. But there's no way we're letting our teenage daughters traverse a checkpoint in your country...or ourselves, for that matter.
     
  2. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    I wish you could talk some sense into the millions of thick skulls down here. People In Denial should be a whole humanoid category unto themselves. We can call them PID.
     
  3. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    An Austrian couple of my acquaintance didn't believe me. They won't be coming back.
     
  4. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    Can you tell us what happened to them?
     
  5. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    I prefer the Huxley designation of "Epsilon" for those who actually believe the TSA is doing something beneficial and necessary.
     
  6. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    Not really, no. They refused to go into specifics about the TSA "inspection" they suffered on the way home other than to mention that "After all of that, they didn't even find the two shotgun shells I'd left in my jacket pocket."
     
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  7. CdnPilot

    CdnPilot Original Member

    There are millions of thick skulls north of the border, too. Just look who we voted in :(. Not to worry, though. I have faith that Americans will see the light someday - you guys usually do. And when that day comes, I'd hate to be one of the people responsible for the current assault on freedom down there.
     
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  8. Frank

    Frank Original Member

    And "Epsilon Minus" for the TSA clerks.
     
  9. Doober

    Doober Original Member

    For those who didn't see it, there was a report on NBC Nightly News tonight about the desperate need for pilots, 500,000 over the next decade(?).

    When I heard the headline, my first thought was "why? air travel is down?"

    The video has the answer to where the pilots are needed - and it ain't in the US of A.

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3032619/#48180713
     
  10. Doober

    Doober Original Member

    Bless you.
     
  11. RB

    RB Founding Member

    I wonder what the truth is about pilots and how many are needed.

    A couple of months ago AA was supposedly cancelling flights because of a shortage of pilots caused by them calling in sick. Last month I listened to a report again from AA about them laying off pilots. I don't think AA is making any statements without some secondary motives so don't trust them on face value.
     

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