Man With Device Detained On 9/11 At JIA

Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by THawk996, Sep 13, 2011.

  1. THawk996

    THawk996 Original Member Man With Device Detained On 9/11 At JIA

  2. Doober

    Doober Original Member

    I thought the nude-o-scopes could detect explosives. Why wasn't the device sent through WBI? :D

    With or without his souvenir?
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  3. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    There is just so much stupid (expletive deleted) going on -- diversions, evacuations, panics, detentions, arrests, strip-searches, "abundance of caution" -- so much crying wolf, which will only get worse, that frankly I'm glad I'm not flying anymore. No trip is worth putting up with this (expletive deleted).
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  4. mikemey

    mikemey Original Member

    I have to fly in 3 weeks. I'm not looking forward to it.
  5. Cartoon Peril

    Cartoon Peril Original Member

    I don't get it. I'll grant this was a practice bomb. But doesn't a practice bomb require full treatment as if it were a real bomb? Isn't this "testing of security"? Where's the $11,000 lawsuit?

    Also, let me see, with a name like "Niels Lund", I'm guessing this fellow is of Scandinavian origin. What would the reaction have been if he'd been Indian or god forbid, half-Arab/half Jewish?
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  6. exbayern

    exbayern Original Member

    I really feel for you. I mean that with all honesty.

    My flying patterns changed dramatically this year - more trips, more flights, more miles. And it has been pleasant and painless. What else changed? You guessed it - very few TSA encounters.

    For all that I read how horrible foreign airports are, my experiences are really frankly quite pleasant, and I no longer arrive at the gate or the lounge sweaty or in pain after a long wait at the checkpoint.
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  7. mikemey

    mikemey Original Member

    Unfortunately, a 14 hour car ride is just murder on me and my wife.
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  8. Cartoon Peril

    Cartoon Peril Original Member

    Go Greyhound!
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  9. barbell

    barbell Coach Coach

    I am so grateful that I'm about to reach a point in my life where I can get my pilot's license and be done with this sh*t.
  10. Sunny Goth

    Sunny Goth Original Member Coach

    Wait, what? Where are you flying that you have pleasant flying experiences? And few TSA encounters? What's your secret?
  11. exbayern

    exbayern Original Member

    I changed regions. It didn't come at the best time personally, but it means that my flights have switched from 75/25% US to the reverse. Flight miles have increased from the past average of 125,000+ per year.

    I get to enjoy LHR, CDG, FRA, DEL, PEK, and all those other supposedly 'bad' airports around the world, along with a number of other good airports. It really is amazing how different I feel on my flying days, and I am back to enjoying taking short weekend hops now. Flying is becoming pleasurable again.

    Sorry to derail this thread, wasn't my intetion, and I do still feel very much onside even if I no longer am having the same experiences as frequently as in past.
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