ChipNASA: Be Israel.
Prank Call of Cthulhu: ChipNASA: Be Israel.I'm not sure that reducing our number of international airports by 99.8% and vastly increasing the number of TSA "behavior detection officers" is really feasible.If anything, the best approach would be to make every day "bat day" on each flight. Just like ballparks that occasionally give away free bats. Each person gets a big wooden bat before they board the airplane. Now, I know what you're going to say, maybe a terrorist gets a bat, and now he can use that to take over the airplane and beat his way into the cockpit. Ah, but here's the clever bit. You see, everyone else has got a bat. Abdul binUlulating is going to smack one, maybe two folks tops before he gets beat into the consistency of a thin gruel by the rest of the passengers. At the other end of the flight, everyone gives up their bats, they're cleaned and used for the next flight, just like blankets. First class passengers can get shiny aluminum ones with the airline's livery stamped on them.
Anastacya: Fire the TSA? Let's be realistic, if someone is truly diehard enough to commit an atrocious act while in the air, they will find a way. I am sick of the invasions of privacy slowly eating into this country and justified with "to keep you safe"./steps off soapboxThe last time that I flew I had to go through the bodyscanner. I had my cat with me as a carry-on (I rescued him from my ex - long story and I am sure that no one here really cares), my laptop, and made the unfortunate decision to wear a belt and most of my "normal" jewelry. The amount of time that it took me to remove my shoes, open the laptop bag, remove my belt, watch, rings, and cell phone, sort them into three (maybe four) separate bins, fuddle with my cane, and then gather everything was ridiculous.I'll just start flying nude with only my laptop for a carry-on. Would certainly make airplane trips more entertaining.
JackieRabbit: "Prior to 9/11, airlines were responsible for security in civil aviation and relied on private contractors who often used minimum wage, minimally trained employees to screen passengers and carry-on luggage. The TSA took control of all airport checkpoints in late 2002, who use minimum wage, minimally trained employees to screen passengers and carry-on luggage."
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