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(MPR News)   Nine-year-old lives the dream of every nine-year-old who ever went to an airport   (mprnews.org) divider line
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4 days ago  
Terrorists seen taking notes on how easy it is to get into a secure part of the airport without going thru security. It's so easy a 9-year-old can do it!
 
4 days ago  
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4 days ago  

Walker: Terrorists seen taking notes on how easy it is to get into a secure part of the airport without going thru security. It's so easy a 9-year-old can do it!


9 year olds are pretty sneaky.  See Stranger Things...
 
4 days ago  
So he went back home to play fortnite?
 
4 days ago  
Wheee!

Related note:   you can take anything you want onto a corporate or other G/A jet and never see a TSA agent.   Oddly, terrorists have never tried this.   Weird.
 
4 days ago  
Joke's on him ... hasn't anyone wondered where that conveyor belt really leads?

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4 days ago  
"Hogan said police found the boy in less than five minutes.
A source with knowledge of the baggage system told MPR News the incident raises serious safety and security concerns."


oh f*** right off. Does it, really?

You found him in less than five f****** minutes and you still have "concerns?"

I'm sure you're not going to make anybody's job harder without actually paying them anything extra.
 
4 days ago  
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4 days ago  
So he didn't go for a joy ride in an airplane but stole a ride on a carousel instead.
 
4 days ago  
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4 days ago  
Twin-cities? Phew, but now I'm worried about the Baggage Retrieval System at Heathrow.
 
4 days ago  
His parents can claim him in Houston.
 
4 days ago  
Glad to see the Twin Cities airport has a camera from 1978 watching the luggage system.
 
4 days ago  
Child safe after getting into Twin Cities airport baggage system.

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Child safe after banging multiple stewardess crews, awaiting outbound flight shifts at airport.

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4 days ago  

Stud Gerbil: Wheee!

Related note:   you can take anything you want onto a corporate or other G/A jet and never see a TSA agent.   Oddly, terrorists have never tried this.   Weird.


Not YET they haven't. 

THANKS OSAMA!!!
 
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4 days ago  
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4 days ago  
At least it wasn't with the original baggage system at DIA.  They'd be planning a funeral...

Watch DIA's old luggage system toss baggage into the air
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4 days ago  
That isn't limited to nine.
I am certain the uncontrollable urge to hop on just to see where the damn thing goes is quite universal to the Y chromosome, of any age.
 
4 days ago  
You have to keep an eye on your kids when you go on these group vacation.

Years ago I heard a story about how this kid was somehow left home alone when his family went to France. While the kid was alone some burglers tried to break in to his house. Luckily kids were more resourceful back then and he was able to fend them off with some improvised booby traps. (booby heh).

Anyway, I don't remember where I heard the story, but I remember it happened around the holidays.
 
4 days ago  
The fun part was running down the moving walkway that connected a remote terminal.
 
4 days ago  
When I was little, probably around 9, my family was waiting around for a standby ticket to Ohio to visit relatives (back when standby was a wild west free-for-all). We were there for hours, and my brother and I had a great time returning carriages to the vending machines to get the 50-cent return money. We probably made around $15 that day.
 
4 days ago  
"I Am Glad I Have Shared In Your Perils. That Is More Than Any Baggage Deserves."
- Bilbo Baggage, in "Through the Baggage System and Back Again"
 
4 days ago  
Great, give the kid attention for being a little asshole. They should have let the baggage handlers teach him some manners.
AMERICAN TOURISTER - The Gorilla Commercial 1971
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4 days ago  
Well, the confusion is understandable.  These things are bound to happen when you name your child "MSP-->NRT."
 
4 days ago  
They should just put some sort of nightmarish metal teeth on the exterior of the baggage chute so it looks like it eats you.  No kid would climb in then.  Or sleep ever again.
 
4 days ago  
A source with knowledge of the baggage system told MPR News the incident raises serious safety and security concerns.
Hogan, the airport spokesperson, said the incident will likely lead to a review of baggage system security safeguards to see if more needs to be done to prevent a similar incident from happening again.


You can't idiot proof it. You certainly can't idiot kid proof it.
 
4 days ago  

SirMadness: "Hogan said police found the boy in less than five minutes.
A source with knowledge of the baggage system told MPR News the incident raises serious safety and security concerns."

oh f*** right off. Does it, really?

You found him in less than five f****** minutes and you still have "concerns?"

I'm sure you're not going to make anybody's job harder without actually paying them anything extra.


Baggage systems are incredibly dangerous for humans that get on them. They go at speeds a car goes on a highway, and some of them have diverters that shoot out at 60mph to push bags into another belt. It has to be strong enough to move bags up to 100 lbs, so it'll break every bone in your body if it hits you.

There are very serious concerns that have to be addressed, he's right.
 
4 days ago  
That kid's a farking amateur. My 10-year-old son, the one with the raging ADHD, would have been out on the tarmac, commandeering a parked 737MAX for a quick joyride within those 5 minutes.

/no wonder I'm so tired all the time.
 
4 days ago  
I tried that at a similar age. My mom was so traumatized by the event that she, well let's just say it eventually led to my coronation as California royalty.
 
4 days ago  

Jaws_Victim: SirMadness: "Hogan said police found the boy in less than five minutes.
A source with knowledge of the baggage system told MPR News the incident raises serious safety and security concerns."

oh f*** right off. Does it, really?

You found him in less than five f****** minutes and you still have "concerns?"

I'm sure you're not going to make anybody's job harder without actually paying them anything extra.

Baggage systems are incredibly dangerous for humans that get on them. They go at speeds a car goes on a highway, and some of them have diverters that shoot out at 60mph to push bags into another belt. It has to be strong enough to move bags up to 100 lbs, so it'll break every bone in your body if it hits you.

There are very serious concerns that have to be addressed, he's right.


Atlanta empty highway speeds or Atlanta rush hour speeds?

If the latter, not much to worry about.
 
4 days ago  

wildcardjack: The fun part was running down the moving walkway that connected a remote terminal.


I probably hit 20+ MPH trying to make a connecting flight while changing duty stations.

/Can't run no more.
 
4 days ago  

SirMadness: "Hogan said police found the boy in less than five minutes.
A source with knowledge of the baggage system told MPR News the incident raises serious safety and security concerns."

oh f*** right off. Does it, really?

You found him in less than five f****** minutes and you still have "concerns?"

I'm sure you're not going to make anybody's job harder without actually paying them anything extra.


I, like them, am worried about the baggage retrieval system they've got at MSP.


/and Heathrow
 
4 days ago  

Dryad: That isn't limited to nine.
I am certain the uncontrollable urge to hop on just to see where the damn thing goes is quite universal to the Y chromosome, of any age.


I was in  Mexico and their version of TSA just let the inspection doggo just walk on it like a treadmill over all the moving bags. 

Dog looked like it was having the time of its life.
 
4 days ago  
Watching a plane crash and burn on landing like in the movies?
 
4 days ago  

Dryad: That isn't limited to nine.
I am certain the uncontrollable urge to hop on just to see where the damn thing goes is quite universal to the Y chromosome, of any age.


I can't speak for other ladies, but I'm sure there's a bunch of us just as curious. There is no way this is just a male thing.
 
4 days ago  
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4 days ago  

Grumpy Cat: Dryad: That isn't limited to nine.
I am certain the uncontrollable urge to hop on just to see where the damn thing goes is quite universal to the Y chromosome, of any age.

I can't speak for other ladies, but I'm sure there's a bunch of us just as curious. There is no way this is just a male thing.


Thank you. I admire you for saying so. I've long suspected women want to do some of these things too but have been conditioned to deny it.
 
4 days ago  

TheGreatGazoo: Walker: Terrorists seen taking notes on how easy it is to get into a secure part of the airport without going thru security. It's so easy a 9-year-old can do it!

9 year olds are pretty sneaky.  See Stranger Things...


Kids in general are sneaky. Blink and they could be gone. I sympathize with people who lose their kids. I also think using those velcro straps/strings that keep a child attached to you (I forget what they're called), is a good idea.
 
4 days ago  

SirMadness: "Hogan said police found the boy in less than five minutes.
A source with knowledge of the baggage system told MPR News the incident raises serious safety and security concerns."

oh f*** right off. Does it, really?

You found him in less than five f****** minutes and you still have "concerns?"

I'm sure you're not going to make anybody's job harder without actually paying them anything extra.


Eh I can see why it would be seen as a serious safety concern. They can at least review the situation to see if there's ways to stop kids from getting into the same situation in the future.
 
4 days ago  

Jaws_Victim: SirMadness: "Hogan said police found the boy in less than five minutes.
A source with knowledge of the baggage system told MPR News the incident raises serious safety and security concerns."

oh f*** right off. Does it, really?

You found him in less than five f****** minutes and you still have "concerns?"

I'm sure you're not going to make anybody's job harder without actually paying them anything extra.

Baggage systems are incredibly dangerous for humans that get on them. They go at speeds a car goes on a highway, and some of them have diverters that shoot out at 60mph to push bags into another belt. It has to be strong enough to move bags up to 100 lbs, so it'll break every bone in your body if it hits you.

There are very serious concerns that have to be addressed, he's right.


Which of course had to lead me to death by baggage system query.

https://www.osha.gov/pls/imis/Acciden​t​Search.search?acc_keyword=%22Baggage%2​0Conveyor%22&keyword_list=on

Oh come on, it's a lot safer then farm equipment. Neither of which I would want to work with.
 
4 days ago  
He met Bob Lanier?
 
4 days ago  

4seasons85!: TheGreatGazoo: Walker: Terrorists seen taking notes on how easy it is to get into a secure part of the airport without going thru security. It's so easy a 9-year-old can do it!

9 year olds are pretty sneaky.  See Stranger Things...

Kids in general are sneaky. Blink and they could be gone. I sympathize with people who lose their kids. I also think using those velcro straps/strings that keep a child attached to you (I forget what they're called), is a good idea.


Oh HELL yes.

CSP: I was in charge of my sister (the kidlet, as I still refer to her on Fark) since she was three. You know what worried me the most when we were in public?

Nursery elbow. A kid dislocates their elbow from holding your hand.

I wasn't able to get her a leash backpack, but dear gods, those things are LIFESAVERS. I know kids need contact, but breaking their elbow is not a good way to handle it, and they're tiny chaos machines, they can't be left unsupervised.

Child leashes are the best invention ever. Yes, it looks ridiculous, but who the f*ck cares? Your kid doesn't get a f*cking broken arm. That's awesome.

/she didn't end up with nursery elbow, if anyone's wondering--I was VERY careful. But not having to constantly go 'oh shiat did I just break her arm yanking her away from that moron who nearly stepped on her' is a GOOD thing.
//Also, adults in public spaces need to watch where the f*ck they're going, small children exist and stepping on them is Bad
 
4 days ago  
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4 days ago  
Hogan said that initially, no one in the group noticed the boy was missing.
"There was a lot of confusion because there were so many people in the group," he said.

Why does that sounds so familiar?
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3 days ago  
I would be concerned about the boy getting injured based on how my luggage has arrived after some flights.
I think Samsonite gorillas were gentler than the luggage systems airports have now.
 
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