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User currently offlineCatatonic From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 1155 posts, RR: 3
Posted (11 years 6 months 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 2671 times:

Don't know whether this has been discussed before but here are the headlines on sky news:


Your thoughts?

Equally Cursed and Blessed.
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User currently offlineDogfighter2111 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2004, 1968 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (11 years 6 months 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 2649 times:

Yeah, i just heard it on Virgin Radio. It's amazing they don't do anything about it, cos others have done the same thing.

User currently offlinePlanespotterx From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (11 years 6 months 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 2559 times:

Ive seen the video report, it makes for very scary viewing, the fact a reporter can gain "easy access" onto the Apron without having to pass a single X-ray or security check.
Also he was allowed to roam the Apron for 15 minutes, only to be passed by a security van and even that didnt stop to ask him questions or enquire why he was there.
So basically he sneaked into a unclosed office holding sensitive security and access codes, went onto a closed section of LHR, climbed down the steps onto the Apron, walked around for 15 minutes and in all this time he was only asked what he was doing around so late ONCE in the terminal.
I think BAA have made yet another balls-up, and its about time someone told them they own the airport and not London itself (threatening to close off the perimeter fence area to stop TV crews reporting there anymore.)

I mean to be honest im glad it was a reporter and noone else with a "motive" carrying explosives or guns.

One final note, I wish SkyNews wouldnt call the area the "plane-spotters observation deck" because everyone knows that was closed off to prevent reasons like this, and gives spotters a bad name.

User currently offlineCatatonic From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 1155 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (11 years 6 months 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2460 times:

It's not as bad as the MAN report though, that reporter even got on a plane! Makes me feel a bit safer that reporters do this kind of thing because at least now they are going to do something about it.

Equally Cursed and Blessed.
User currently offlineSevenair From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 1728 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (11 years 6 months 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2443 times:

oh not another prick fomr the press

User currently offlineFLVILLA From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2004, 394 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (11 years 6 months 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2437 times:

I have just seen this report, and yes there is obviously some problems with security that needs to be sorted out. But then again anyone could get a job at an airport anywhere in the world and do the exact same thing. I just don't like it when they make it out to be LHR's problem only, it's universal.

And I disliked one viewers e-mail where a lady said that her and her husband had recently traveled to New York and went on about how much security there was at the airports with fingerprinting, photo's etc Why doesn't someone tell the news companies that the travelers have to pay for it!! If travelers want BAA and the appropriate security services i.e. immigration etc to have this similar technology then they will have to accept higher prices !

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