Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by THawk996, Sep 13, 2011.
news4jax.com: Man With Device Detained On 9/11 At JIA
I thought the nude-o-scopes could detect explosives. Why wasn't the device sent through WBI?
With or without his souvenir?
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).
I have to fly in 3 weeks. I'm not looking forward to it.
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?
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.
Unfortunately, a 14 hour car ride is just murder on me and my wife.
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.
Wait, what? Where are you flying that you have pleasant flying experiences? And few TSA encounters? What's your secret?
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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