Yet another airport shutdown (HPN)

Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by Mike, Apr 17, 2012.

  1. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

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  2. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    That makes 13 in the past 3 months.
  3. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    So much for the supposed efficacy of bomb-sniffing dogs.
  4. Sunny Goth

    Sunny Goth Original Member Coach

    There has to be a better way to deal with these 'threats'.
  5. RB

    RB Founding Member

    If the so called BDO concept really worked couldn't they just ask the person what was in the bag and know if they were being truthful or not?

    The list of "TSA Things that Don't Work" is much longer than the list of things that do work.
  6. Affection

    Affection Original Member

    HPN airport has exactly 4 gates. Is this for real??

  7. RB

    RB Founding Member

    It's the TSA!
  8. Sunny Goth

    Sunny Goth Original Member Coach

    Dumbness or laziness or maybe both. Who knows, but 13 in 3 months (I know, different airports) seems like the wrong way to deal with this stuff.
  9. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    It's going to be happening more and more. This is our future. Rather, our future is here.

    Fine by me. The more the merrier!
  10. Sunny Goth

    Sunny Goth Original Member Coach

    But why? This seems insane to me. Once you shut down an airport like that, the people have to go somewhere. Where do they go? Mostly they just mill around. If DHS is so worried about terrorism, and there are terrorists hiding out pretty much everywhere, why would DHS allow hundreds upon hundreds of people to congregate in such a way as to be a big fat target?

    I actually don't think that scenario is likely at all, but what would DHS do if a terrorist actually did do something in that situation? Does the security line get redrawn? Does it happen before the checkpoints? At what point do our airports become unusable?
  11. Fisher1949

    Fisher1949 Original Member Coach

    Between these and the airline over reactions and emergency landings there seems to be at least one a week. Paranoia reigns in Amerika.
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  12. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    Because they've already been happening more. 13 in 3 months. That wasn't happening last year, or the year before that, or the year before that.

    This is the way things are being handled now. Look at the "bomb threat" at the University of Pittsburgh last week. One after another after another. Shut down the campus, multiple times. This is what people now expect -- and have shown they are willing to put up with -- and this is how the authoritehs handle everything.

    Even Rafi Sela (or Rafi Ron, sorry, get the two of them mixed up) said years ago that the U.S. system of shutting down entire terminals/airports is insane. Yet has anything been done differently? No.

    And hundreds of people have been making the claim, for years, that you have a nice big fat target at the checkpoint itself. Yet has that system been changed? No.

    All they do is double-down on their stupidity and inefficacy. Just double-down. Especially when that stupidity and inefficacy are pointed out to them.

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