Southwest cancels flight after box cutter found

Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by RB, Mar 5, 2012.

  1. Sunny Goth

    Sunny Goth Original Member Coach

    Those are the questions..... and I do think that a lot of people will be hurt along the way.
  2. Frank

    Frank Original Member

    And you have to put a C-note in the "tip jar" to avoid an anal probe from a blue glove?
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  3. Fisher1949

    Fisher1949 Original Member Coach

    Sadly, the theme park would probably be full of "anything for safety" apologists standing in line awaiting their turn to be abused.
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  4. FaustsAccountant

    FaustsAccountant Original Member

    I hope so but back in the McCarthy era, people weren't afraid of water > 3oz.
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  5. N965VJ

    N965VJ Original Member

    Why would an EvilDoer bother to try to get an obvious item onto an aircraft? I wish the Johnny PeePants that decided to cancel this flight would stop to think about all the improvised weapons that can made from ordinary objects that otherwise are allowed into the sterile area.

    Slashing weapon? Take a blade from a disposable razor, then insert it into the soft plastic of a toothbrush that was heated by a match. I think a prison inmate would be thrilled to have my rollaboard and laptop bag with all the stuff in it that is considered contraband in their environment.

    None of this is a secret. Here some how-to guides - check 'em out at the library:


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  6. Sunny Goth

    Sunny Goth Original Member Coach

    Maybe we should ban reading so that we can't learn how to make all of these things. (heavy sarcasm)
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  7. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    That's what they used to do with slaves -- slaves that could read might get ideas & get uppity.
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  8. FaustsAccountant

    FaustsAccountant Original Member

    Shush all of you! DHS is reading all this and taking notes!!!

    This makes me think of that internet mail and sprouted out stats and facts about how many people a year die from drowning and urging everyone to sign a petition to ban the cause: water.

    By the same logic, think of hoe many thousands of people die a year in a car crash.
    OMG Cars should be banned!! They are dangerous! In fact, with "See something, say something" I should report my neighbors to social services and TSA. I see him everyday putting his kids in a car and driving them to school. That's dangerous and a threat to his kids that he drives them around in a car when so many people die in car crashes!

    OMG a utility knife abandoned on the overhead bin! Shut down the country.
    :rolleyes::rolleyes: (because one:rolleyes: isn't enough)
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  9. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    Not to mention how happy the flight attendants are to hand you any number of potential weapons just for asking.

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