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Avoid Certain Airlines Due To Terror Threat?  
User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26863 posts, RR: 58
Posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 3018 times:

Just wondered how many A netters avoid certain carriers due to the fact that they may be a target??? Do you think that certain carriers are less of a target than others??? For example would you avoid BA or AA if the terror threat was red???

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User currently offlineLHStarAlliance From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 3003 times:

Quoting OA260 (Thread starter):
if the terror threat was red???

I´ld avoid it . Why get your life in danger ... better pay more and be safer...


User currently offlineMohavewolfpup From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 2996 times:

don't need the color to be red to avoid flying AA, delta, northwest, etc. deadly anytime of the year, fake terrorism panic or not

User currently offline1stfl94 From United Kingdom, joined May 2006, 1455 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 2960 times:

Works the other way around though. I know someone who after Lockerbie had a London New York flight booked on Pan Am and his wife was really worried about the alert, but he pointed that at that point in time(think it was Jan/Feb '89) Pan Am was probably the most secure airline across the Atlantic given what happened.

I have flown BA in the middle of terror alert and at same time, I knew someone flying at the same time on the same route only on Virgin and they had a lot less security. National Carriers are more prone to terror alerts, but I guess in the USA it's a bit different as there ins't really a national airline.


User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11617 posts, RR: 60
Reply 4, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 2949 times:

I'm really not disturbed by terror threats, they will not make me change my plans, I would never give them that satisfaction of making me scared. Even if I was on a BA flight and one BA plane was blown up, think of the odds that I am on that exact flight, it's remote, not impossible, but highly unlikely. I'd probably have a 1% chance of being unlucky at most.

Dan Smile



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User currently offlineBPS3458 From Australia, joined Oct 2006, 561 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 2931 times:

Quoting Mohavewolfpup (Reply 2):
don't need the color to be red to avoid flying AA, delta, northwest, etc. deadly anytime of the year, fake terrorism panic or not

 bigthumbsup . You took the words right out of my mouth.


User currently offlineTrijetsRMissed From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 2331 posts, RR: 7
Reply 6, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 2924 times:

Quoting Mohavewolfpup (Reply 2):
don't need the color to be red to avoid flying AA, delta, northwest, etc. deadly anytime of the year, fake terrorism panic or not

True, no doubt about it. But I do believe AA, UA, BA, etc are the prime targets for Middle Eastern Muslim terrorists who hate Christians, and most of all the US. I just hope we do not have another PA103.



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User currently offlineBurnsie28 From United States of America, joined exactly 10 years ago today! , 7533 posts, RR: 8
Reply 7, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 2873 times:

Quoting Mohavewolfpup (Reply 2):
don't need the color to be red to avoid flying AA, delta, northwest, etc. deadly anytime of the year, fake terrorism panic or not

Huh, that doesn't make any sense. Other then AA most people don't really recognize DL or NW as main US carriers.



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User currently offlineBA787 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2006, 2596 posts, RR: 7
Reply 8, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 2865 times:

I wouldn't hesitate, most of the time its just a hoax, and as someone said, the security is going to be so tight that nothing will happen anyway.

Red alert means security will be watertight, its when we dont know its coming that we are screwed.


User currently offlineTrijetsRMissed From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 2331 posts, RR: 7
Reply 9, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 2848 times:

Quoting BA787 (Reply 8):
the security is going to be so tight that nothing will happen anyway.

I worry about it being an inside job by airport personnel who live double lives as terrorists. You can't write anything off these days, as crazy as it may sound. Just look at all the Muslim workers that were ordered to resign from CDG last year because of strong suspicions.

The other thing that is worrisome is the fact that not many airports are able to detect plastic explosives. SFO and ATL are a couple of the exceptions. And then there are the explosives that are built inside appliances. For instance, the bomb the brought down PA103 was actually inside a cassette player boom box. It looked just like any other Sony on the outside.



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