Language barrier blamed for diverting Phoenix flight

Discussion in 'Other Aspects of Aviation Security' started by THawk996, Sep 13, 2011.

  1. THawk996

    THawk996 Original Member

    Language barrier blamed for diverting Phoenix flight

     
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  2. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    It just gets weirder and weirder. I wonder to what depths all this stuff will sink? How many more dozens or hundreds or thousands of bogus paranoid (expletive deleted) "terrorism tips" and overreactions are in our future?
     
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  3. Cartoon Peril

    Cartoon Peril Original Member

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  4. Cartoon Peril

    Cartoon Peril Original Member

    Somebody will end up getting shot by the police, just like in London in 2005.
     
  5. THawk996

    THawk996 Original Member

  6. barbell

    barbell Coach Coach

    If it weren't for this very real possibility, I would wish that 10's of thousands of these things would be going on for the next couple of weeks. Maybe, just maybe then people will wake up.
     
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  7. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    Probably couldn't find a TSA employee who actually spoke English.
     
  8. THawk996

    THawk996 Original Member

    These days you roll the dice and take your chances when flying.
     
  9. barbell

    barbell Coach Coach

    Isn't it ironic that the fear that DHS and TSA stokes up actually makes flying less safe?
     
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  10. rockon

    rockon Original Member

    So...the language barrier was so profound that the FAs absolutely couldn't communicate to the pax that they wanted to see what the 'wooden object' was?

    I know at least some of us on this board have traveled outside the US and been in situations where the language barrier was pretty profound. It's amazing what you can (and can not!) communicate, even with a language barrier.

    After all, if I thought someone was sitting there holding a bomb, am I safer sitting back while the flight turns around and lands (and the pax with wicked intentions will still be sitting in his seat, unaware, as the doors open and the authorities arrive)? Or might I be safer asking to see the item?

    If it really was a bomb, I don't see how anyone could think the FA's took the most prudent course of action. It's as ridiculous as tossing a confiscated water bottle full of liquid explosive into the trash barrel next to the checkpoint.
     
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