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Alaska Airlines Passenger Arrested For Fireworks  
User currently offlineCapt.Fantastic From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 857 posts, RR: 0
Posted (12 years 11 months 21 hours ago) and read 3298 times:

I don't believe this topic has already been posted, but if it has, I apologize

An Alaska Airlines flight enroute from SEA to MCO made an emergency landing yesterday after a boy noticed fireworks in the baggage of another passenger. The boy reported his finding to the flight attendant; The passenger was also foudn to have a knife in his possession. The aircraft landed, and the passenger was taken into federal custody. Now, here's my question: HOW can someone go through security at SEA with fireworks? Quite a frightening thought ...

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User currently offlineTimbotch From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 34 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (12 years 11 months 20 hours ago) and read 3277 times:

He didn't go through security in Seattle.

User currently offlineAS737900 From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 343 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (12 years 11 months 20 hours ago) and read 3268 times:

He went through security at Missoula, MT. This surprises me becuase I fly through there all the time and the screeners are always VERY thorough with me.

User currently offlineUN_B732 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 4297 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (12 years 11 months 20 hours ago) and read 3268 times:

How did he NOT go through security..
The plane was diverted to TUL.

What now?
User currently offlineJhooper From United States of America, joined Dec 2001, 6210 posts, RR: 11
Reply 4, posted (12 years 11 months 20 hours ago) and read 3238 times:

People, please don't bring fireworks onboard! They may present a serious safety hazard!

Last year 1,944 New Yorkers saw something and said something.
User currently offlineAvObserver From United States of America, joined Apr 2002, 2485 posts, RR: 8
Reply 5, posted (12 years 11 months 18 hours ago) and read 3217 times:

What sort of mutant throwbacks do we have in our midst that think they can get away with this stuff in this day and age? Is there a segment of the population totally oblivious to what's happened since 9/11? If so, maybe we should find out who they are and corral them all in a detention facility ala the captured Al Queda/Taliban camp in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, ACLU objections be damned! These people are at best, clueless and at worst, a threat, either way, they're dangerous. Jeez, after all that's been drilled into our heads about security, there are still a bunch of knuckle dragging morons who don't get it!  Yeah sure

User currently offlineCapt.fantastic From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 857 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (12 years 11 months 18 hours ago) and read 3202 times:

Well said Avobserver: A more interesting question is who are the Idiots running the airport security who allow these weapons to get aboard aircraft?

I am most familiar with DTW: I can tell you that the security there is a joke. If I were a clever terrorist, I could eaily bypass the mental migit trainee at the X-ray machine. Even after 9/11, I still feel our nation's airport security is, at best, fair to poor. I personally feel local law enforcement should undertake the role of airport securirty - only problem there is the money.

In Detroit, there are Wayne County Sheriffs patrolling the airport permimeter driving their SUVs and yelling at people to move their vehicles - Conversely, there are rent-a-cop morons screening passengers. Does this make sense? No, it doesn't! But, like in anything else, money comes before safety - even after 911. This is truly truly sad.

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