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(MSNBC)   Someone in the media has to ask the question: is it safe to fly on 9/11? Yes, after all, we've been under attack from the same group for 10 years now. They just have cheap blue uniforms and no accountability   (overheadbin.msnbc.msn.com) divider line 62
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2011-09-09 11:06:27 PM  
Comply, citizen.

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2011-09-10 12:56:33 AM  
I'm actually flying cross country on Sunday. And yeah, despite all my rational knowledge to the contrary I did get a bit nervous when I realized it was 9/11.

The thing is that the terrorists are relatively "stupid" and obsessed with symbolism. I mean there are lots of ways to kill 5000 people, but they chose a way to make a symbolic impact with the Twin Towers. They actually are the type of people who'd rather attack the same way on a meaningful day than really waging a war of terror. For real terror they'd be picking random days to bomb random things through the country. But I do think the majority of them just want to fly another plane into another landmark.
 
2011-09-10 02:34:15 AM  

jabelar: I'm actually flying cross country on Sunday. And yeah, despite all my rational knowledge to the contrary I did get a bit nervous when I realized it was 9/11.

The thing is that the terrorists are relatively "stupid" and obsessed with symbolism. I mean there are lots of ways to kill 5000 people, but they chose a way to make a symbolic impact with the Twin Towers. They actually are the type of people who'd rather attack the same way on a meaningful day than really waging a war of terror. For real terror they'd be picking random days to bomb random things through the country. But I do think the majority of them just want to fly another plane into another landmark.


I agree - it's pretty clear 9-11-2011 will be the safest day to fly in US history, at least in terms of zealously applied security measures. Safe travels to you and yours.
 
2011-09-10 07:38:31 AM  
Oh, great, a TSA-bashing thread. Stay original, Fark.
 
2011-09-10 09:16:48 AM  

clowncar on fire: MeinRS6: eagles95: TSA HATE THREAD!!!!

/seriously chill out people. its not perfect but its better than before

Better how? Better than before what?

The TSA should be killed off. We should go back to what passenger airport security was prior to 9/11.

I'm guessing you don't really fly that often. Either that or I'm special as the couple times I've flown about this year(Chicago and Dallas) went totally uneventful and hassle free. I was even allowed to escort my kids to their gate on the ir way out of the country to visit their relatives even though I personally didn't even have a ticket.

I'm guessing all you anti-TSA Farkers (probably the same one's with police issues as well) are either total smart-asses enough to get yourselves the latex glove treatment or more likely, just hopping aboard the "I hate authority" train as a platform to biatch about the man getting you down. Judging from all the ITG-esque behavior in here, I'm guessing the latter.

As mentioned in similar threads, I deal with medical sales and service engineers who fly all the time and none of them have come up with tales even close to the whoppers mentioned in here. I did know one who had a rough time with the police after they caught him speeding on camera, but to be fair, he was doing 70+mph in a construction zone...

I will be flying again in December- I'll report back if I expirience any TSA love along the way.


Based on your experiences and feelings about them you either are or should be a Sub in a Dom-Sub relationship. I fly 50+ times a year and have no major problems either. But I abhor the idea of being treated like a criminal every time I travel. And the main reason I abhor it soooo much is because as has been said before it really is all theater. It does nothing and if you feel safer because of this then you either don't understand the real threat or are an idiot. Putting it bluntly, we are safer only because some of us pay more attention, not because of because of the TSA, so yes they should go away.
 
2011-09-10 09:19:24 AM  
Damn iPad, extra "because of" in my previous statement.
 
2011-09-10 11:42:53 AM  
I've flown on Sept 11th OAK -> PHX -> STL, in 2004 or 2005. It was nice. Plain was nearly empty and I flew through security in almost no time. I wasn't originally planning to fly that day, but I was asked to reschedule my flight by some friends who wanted to take me to the airport. I had called the airline and just said the day of the week. Didn't click until later. Honestly, I was a little nervous but it was fine.
 
2011-09-10 03:05:26 PM  

Mytch: Plain was nearly empty


The plains are usually empty except for the occasional groundhog.
 
2011-09-10 03:17:53 PM  
Yes, yes. I was going to post a FTFM but didn't have the energy. Sick on the weekend after a long week.
 
2011-09-10 03:31:04 PM  
Wook

bingethinker: Is it safe to fly on 9/11? Not if you look like an Arab.

I didn't know Arabs had blonde hair and blue eyes.


LOL, WUT?
 
2011-09-10 08:50:50 PM  

dustman81: telaran: Flying out of the local airport always makes me feel kinda pervy because there are a couple really hot TSA agents there who are also friendly, which makes for some interesting pre-flight times. I'm always more worried that I might pitch a tent if I got patted down than any loss of liberty, though I can't say I haven't hoped to get singled out.

No pat downs for me, though.

/relieved yet disappointed sigh

Sorry to disappoint, but they wouldn't pat you down anyway as it has to be an agent of the same sex as the passenger. So you'd probably get felt up by a fat guy who smelled of McDonalds and BO.

/Though it would be awkward to pitch a tent as you were looking at the hotties while being felt up by the fat guy


It's only a screener of the same sex if there are enough available.
 
2011-09-10 11:05:25 PM  

just_a_typical_guy: dustman81: telaran: Flying out of the local airport always makes me feel kinda pervy because there are a couple really hot TSA agents there who are also friendly, which makes for some interesting pre-flight times. I'm always more worried that I might pitch a tent if I got patted down than any loss of liberty, though I can't say I haven't hoped to get singled out.

No pat downs for me, though.

/relieved yet disappointed sigh

Sorry to disappoint, but they wouldn't pat you down anyway as it has to be an agent of the same sex as the passenger. So you'd probably get felt up by a fat guy who smelled of McDonalds and BO.

/Though it would be awkward to pitch a tent as you were looking at the hotties while being felt up by the fat guy

It's only a screener of the same sex if there are enough available.


If you say you're gay can you get a female screener?
 
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