GRR: Pizza box specials save pax from candied iPod mayhem

Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by Mike, Dec 29, 2011.

  1. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Another day, another disaster averted by the utter morons in cheap blue shirts:

    WOOD TV (28 Dec 2011): Chemical in candy set off airport alarm: TSA checkpoint shut down for about 20 minutes

    WOOD TV claims that only one passenger missed a flight, but skip down to the readers' comments:

    Only a "20-30" foot perimeter for suspected explosives? Guess so, it's only theater after all.
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  2. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    Of course they did. The TSA is never going to communicate to the public that their own stupidity resulted in such a mess.
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  3. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    Well if they're so displeased, then why the (expletive deleted) don't they do something about it?? They are -- all the airlines are -- complicit in this clusterf**k.
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  4. JoeBas

    JoeBas Original Member

    That should be rephrased to say:

    "The local AA officials on-site were visibly displeased by the handling of the incident. The muckity-mucks in Dallas, however, really couldn't give a $#!+, as long as they continue to get cheap (to them) security by today's cost standards that absolves them of any liability."
  5. Sunny Goth

    Sunny Goth Original Member Coach

    Don't tell me, let me guess - they had to eat all of the candy to make sure it was safe.
  6. Frank

    Frank Original Member

    Remember what happened to the airline that called out TSA Inspector Clouseau when he broke aircraft?
  7. barbell

    barbell Coach Coach

    We have a lot of lurkers and people new to the issue. Want to enlighten them? :)
  8. nachtnebel

    nachtnebel Original Member

    I remember Clouseau. broke the pitot tube during a brain dead "inspection" or some other really important part. I didn't know about any retaliation--tell us more...
  9. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    I think this was the "security test" at ORD where they broke into the planes by climbing up the pitot tubes and dropping in through the pilots' escape hatches on the top of the aircraft. After they damaged the aircraft breaking in, they threatened to fine the airline (regional subcontracting to AA) for alleged failure to secure the aircraft overnight.
  10. Frank

    Frank Original Member

    That's the one, only I thought they actually fined the airline, then pulled it back after airline officials rolled over and pissed themselves in submission.

    That set the stage. Any airline that says bad things about TSA now knows what to expect. "Do you want to fly today?" is a much greater threat when you have 100 aircraft that have to be on time somewhere.

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