No bomb found aboard LA-to-Texas Southwest flight [LAX,AUS, PHX]

Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by Mike, Jun 11, 2013.

  1. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Can somebody please 'splain what good it does to scramble F-16's for bomb threat aboard an aircraft? Are they going to shoot it down before it explodes?

    Radar and transponders will track the aircraft.

    Associated Press: No bomb found aboard LA-to-Texas Southwest flight

    No explosives were found on a Southwest Airlines plane that was diverted to Phoenix with 143 passengers on board, authorities said. The FBI said Monday that an afternoon flight from Los Angeles to Austin, Texas, landed in Phoenix after someone called in a bomb threat.

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    F-16s were scrambled ...
     
  2. RB

    RB Founding Member

    I had the same thoughts. Launch a couple of F-16's that cost several thousand dollars an hour to fly all for no good reason. All these guys could do is say "yep, it blew up, bodies falling everywhere." I'm sure the pilots are all for getting the stick time but WE are paying for this crap.
     
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  3. N965VJ

    N965VJ Original Member

  4. Here's a comment from the article:

     
  5. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    Observation: TSA hates to "work" with other agencies, because they actually have to pretend they're doing something constructive.
     
  6. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

  7. JoeBas

    JoeBas Original Member

  8. JoeBas

    JoeBas Original Member

    That's a great headline. "Something that never happens didn't happen!"
     
  9. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    WHAT... is the air-speed velocity of an unladen swallow?
     
  10. JoeBas

    JoeBas Original Member

    Yeah that setup was too easy for a TSA analogy. I should be ashamed of gorging on low-hanging fruit.
     
  11. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    You could have gone with something like, "BRING... the COMFY CHAIR!" "Terribly sorry, Cardinal Fang - can't bring it." "Why the bloody (expletive deleted) NOT?" "Well, see, there's a TSA employee sleeping in it..."
     
  12. JoeBas

    JoeBas Original Member

    Yeah, but that didn't fit the "4 questions" quote and dimwitted stupidity thereof quite as well... ;)
     
  13. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    Neither did your initial, really:

    "He who would cross the Bridge of Death must answer me these questions three ere the other side he see."

    ;)
     
  14. JoeBas

    JoeBas Original Member

    Well, you know, TSA likes to call everything they do ENHANCED... so... ;)
     
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