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News:- UK 9/11 Security Rules To Be "relaxed"  
User currently offlineBMIFlyer From UK - England, joined Feb 2004, 8810 posts, RR: 57
Posted (9 years 11 months 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 3433 times:

Some Quotes from the BBC News Website:-

Strict security rules which prevented British airline passengers from carrying sharp items after 9/11 are to be relaxed.

The new security guidelines will also allow passengers to eat with metal cutlery once again.

Ministers feel that some sharp household objects will no longer pose a threat on flights if they fall into the hands of a hijacker.

They claim that sealed cockpits, closed circuit television and sky marshals have removed the need for prohibition.

Full story Here:




[Edited 2005-04-04 04:04:15]

Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own
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User currently offlineN808NW From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 374 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (9 years 11 months 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 3351 times:

I think those rules and restrictions were first applied mainly to make the flying public feel safe, even though the government knew that the chance of someone using an object like these to take down an aircraft is slim to none.

-Jason  swirl 

All flights have great IFE...get yourself a window seat, thats something no PTV can beat! flew 808 Pacific an Atlanic
User currently offlineAADC10 From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 2104 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (9 years 11 months 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 3339 times:

The restrictions are completely asinine. The plastic butter knives are moronic. In the hands of a trained attacker, you can kill people with ball point pens, plastic rulers, forks, damn near anything. It is not just the cockpit doors and security cameras. Passengers will not sit and let terrorists hold a plane anymore. They would attack the terrorists immediately, so even if they had knives the passengers and crew will not sit and wait for a resolution.

The metal cutlery rule also applied to all of the restaurants past the security checkpoint, not just the airplanes. Try cutting a steak with a plastic knife. You could probably steal one from the kitchen, however.

User currently offlineJHSfan From Denmark, joined Apr 2004, 469 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (9 years 11 months 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 3238 times:

The 911-rules are partly/mainly due to a naive opinion about security in the public.
If we were to travel very safely by plane, then the CIA pax service level is right: a sleeping pill up your a censored s, then on with a diaper and handcuffs and so on...  crazy 
Who wants to travel that way?

"Memento mori"

Of cause I want some degree of security, but I do not support the 911 initiatives fully.

Yours in realtime

Look at me, I´m riding high, I´m the airbornmaster of the sky...
User currently offlineVHXLR8 From Australia, joined Feb 2005, 500 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (9 years 11 months 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 3172 times:

Finally some common sense being applied to air-travel. What I've always found ridiculous, is when airlines hand out plastic knives and metal forks. Not to mention glassware. I mean for god's sake, those bloody butter knives they used to have could barely even cut that, butter. And yet they think that a fork or a broken glass (or for that matter a pen, ruler, walking stick etc etc) is harmless.
Finally it would seem that the hysteria that followed 9/11 is slowly starting to make way for good old commonsense.

User currently offlineA340600 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2003, 4107 posts, RR: 51
Reply 5, posted (9 years 11 months 23 hours ago) and read 3098 times:

Adn they now have a huge dog at security! Good to hear some of these rediculous rules relaxed,

Sam Smile

Despite the name I am a Boeing man through and through!
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