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Northwest Gave Passenger Info To Nasa?  
User currently offlineSleekjet From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 2054 posts, RR: 20
Posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 2764 times:


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User currently offlineLonghaulheavy From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 402 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 2701 times:

Apparently so. But in defense of Northwest, the data was given for the 3 months post-September 11. NWA would have been slaughtered in the press and perhaps by the public if they had rebuffed the government's request during that time. The entire system of air travel was being deeply questioned, and every possible option for reducing future terror attacks was being considered.

Frankly, now that I know, I don't really care. But it is an interesting article.

User currently offlineJwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 17
Reply 2, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2615 times:

Why would NASA want passenger information from NWA?  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

I wish I were flying
User currently offlineElwood64151 From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 2477 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 2498 times:

It was given to the Ames Research Center. Many of their researchers are paid a lot of money to find mathematical patterns in the voids of chaos. They were probably asked to do the same with NW's reservations data.

Also remember that privacy policies for most companies usually say that the company in question will do nothing to respect your privacy and will share whatever data it deems relevant with whomever it so chooses.

Those who fail to learn history are doomed to repeat it in summer school.
User currently offlineAfay1 From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 1293 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2397 times:

still, it would have been morally correct if they mentioned it, which says something about the airline's management, even if legally they didn't have to.

User currently offlineM404 From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 2258 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 2335 times:
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So using your rule and aside from the terrorists, NWA, NASA, TSA, Feds, FBI, and anyone who in the close aftermath of watching almost 3000 innocents die tries to format a protection for their country is -"Morally incorrect"?

Less sarcasm and more thought equal better understanding
User currently offlineAfay1 From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 1293 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 2291 times:

No, you didn't read what I said. I said that the failure to inform about the release of data is morally incorrect, not the use in itself. Just because it is an airline and not your grocery store using your membership card to sell data to your insurance company doesn't make it better.

User currently offlineUsnseallt82 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 4891 posts, RR: 51
Reply 7, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 2293 times:

Personally, I don't give a hoot. But, like another member has said already, it was an interesting article. Honestly, I would rather my information be turned over in a heartbeat if it meant TSA couldn't stick another explosives probe up my ass.  Big thumbs up


Crye me a river
User currently offlineNwa747-400 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 1337 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (12 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 2223 times:

I remember flying NWA post 9/11 and there were little tent-cards on the ticket counters in some cities that said something to the effect of "passenger information may be provided to the government for security reasons" Again, that was not the exact wording but it was something to that effect.

nwa. Now you're flying smart.

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