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Traveling During Terror Alert, Soon,  
User currently offlineHamad From United Arab Emirates, joined Apr 2000, 1160 posts, RR: 7
Posted (11 years 2 months 4 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 1632 times:

I am not starting this thread to have all the anti americanism, or the anti-islamic and the anti arabic groups to start it as a chance for bashing each other. but i have seen a program on CNN about CAPSII tonight, and they have said about some guy who was named "Mohammad Ali" they interviewed him, he was supposed to fly northwest airlines, and as the report says he was subjected to extra screening because of his name, although he was cleared by security, northwest still denied his boarding and won't let him board the aircraft.

my delimma is that i am flying northwest in a week from BWI to PHX, connecting in DTW, and under this new terror alert, and hearing those stories, what kind of trouble would i face? any advises on what i can do to avoid problems? as far as it goes, i am going to have one roller bag and a lap top which will be a carry on.


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User currently offlineLuv2fly From United States of America, joined May 2003, 12119 posts, RR: 49
Reply 1, posted (11 years 2 months 4 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 1622 times:
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Avoid booking last minute and paying cash that raises flags. Also one way flights also gets noticed.


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User currently offlinePROSA From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5644 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (11 years 2 months 4 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 1609 times:

and they have said about some guy who was named "Mohammad Ali" they interviewed him, he was supposed to fly northwest airlines, and as the report says he was subjected to extra screening because of his name

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User currently offlineJpetekYXMD80 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 4390 posts, RR: 27
Reply 3, posted (11 years 2 months 4 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 1585 times:

It is true shame NW has chosen to take part in such blatant discrimination. If he passed through security fine, what is the problem? I am all for logical prevention and searches by TSA, but not allowing a perfectly clean passenger to board your airplane because of his name or race is just wrong. My advice for you is to be extremely cooperative with security and avoid any extra attention. Best of luck to you, and it is a real shame that a rotten few can make travel that much more challenging and stressful for people of Arab descent.

Justin



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User currently offlineFly_emirates From United Arab Emirates, joined Oct 2000, 1046 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (11 years 2 months 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 1562 times:

I totally agree. It is really understandable why that Americans can be paying attention toward middleastern passengers, because of certain minority who skrewed it for all

User currently offlineDanny From Poland, joined Apr 2002, 3514 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (11 years 2 months 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 1558 times:

Don't worry I am polish and they always send me for a special screeneing as well even thpugh polish troops were fighting in Irak with them. If you're not american life in USA isn't easy.

Daniel


User currently offlineNwcoflyer From United States of America, joined Jun 2003, 692 posts, RR: 14
Reply 6, posted (11 years 2 months 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 1536 times:

JpetekYXMD80

...It is true shame NW has chosen to take part in such blatant discrimination...

NW has not chosen to take part in such blatant discrimination, a few people at NW have been discriminative. A few people do not represent an airline as a whole, and there have been problems with other airlines as well in regards to the same problem.




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User currently offlineJpetekYXMD80 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 4390 posts, RR: 27
Reply 7, posted (11 years 2 months 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 1517 times:

Yes, i shouldn't have applied that to the whole airline, apologies to NWA employess.

Justin



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