GoCOgo From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 703 posts, RR: 1 Posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 12150 times:
"Two traveling penguins from Seaworld in San Diego went through regular airport screening at Denver International Airport recently. Here, Pat and Penny are removed from their carry-on case so they can walk through the metal detector."
F9Widebody From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1604 posts, RR: 9
Reply 6, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 12007 times:
Eh. I don't really think it's a big deal. I guess they were not traveling below, so they had to go through security with those carrying them. I suspect the handlers didn't want them going through the X Ray machine in their cage/box/container, so they just walked them through.
ETStar From Canada, joined Jan 2004, 2103 posts, RR: 7
Reply 8, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 11968 times:
OMG! How could the TSA let them through and board an aircraft?!?! Aren't their beaks so pointy and somewhat sharp that they could be used as terrorism tools?!?!?! I hope Bin Laden is not watching this thread!
777ER From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 12802 posts, RR: 17
Reply 16, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 11513 times:
AIRLINERS.NET CREW FORUM MODERATOR
TSA boss to TSA employee
"employee, we Have had a report that two penguins that are a possible security threat are going to be boarding an aircraft at DEN, in security interests they need to be screene, without any exceptions".
Quoting ETStar (Reply 8): OMG! How could the TSA let them through and board an aircraft?!?! Aren't their beaks so pointy and somewhat sharp that they could be used as terrorism tools?!?!?! I hope Bin Laden is not watching this thread!
ExFATboy From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 2974 posts, RR: 9
Reply 22, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 11202 times:
Nah, I'm not blaming the TSA for this one. UAL747DEN's right, the fact that there was a film crew just standing by - and that the handler put them down to walk through rather than just carrying them through - screams "publicity stunt!"
The penguins were handled just like any other pet under the TSA regs. I like to rag on the TSA's ineptness as much as the next guy, but they did nothing wrong here.
Boeing7E7 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 11100 times:
Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 4): 11 TSA Agents, 3 Airport Police, 2 Argenbright idiots: ONE, count em, ONE security lane open at B/C Concourse. Yup I said ELEVEN TSA idiots for one machine . . .
Missed a flight by 5 minutes on the day before Thanksgiving two years ago because of this. We stood in the checkin line for an hour and then the Security line for 50 minutes, then got strip searched taking another 10. There were only 10 people ahead of us and one lane open. Man I was pissed. About the same number of people standing around with their thumbs up their ass.
: Come on now, you know if they exempted the penguins, then some people would complain Besides, it was a good photo op/PR stunt for the TSA and the peng
: Gotta make sure they're not suicide penguins, or have frickin' lasers on their heads.
: TSA are retards. Everybody knows that by now.
: GoCOgo, thanks for posting this link! I've laughed my head off. TSA have taken screening to a whole new level. Let's give TSA the benefit of the doubt
: Today we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend by the name of Common Sense. Common Sense lived a long life but died in the United States from hear
: I thought people aren't allowed to take pictures at security check points
: Some people are always looking for a way to bash the TSA, even though there's more important things to bitch about. Get over it!
: TSA is a joke. It will be no surprise to hear sometime in the future that it's being overhauled and some other agency being brought in to oversee it.
: TVCFlyer, who's looking for ways? The TSA presents ways on silver platters. Although this was a photo op, it points out the lunacy around airport secu
: Those TSA agents might have seen Batman too much.... They're going after the Penguin - the wrong one(s) though.
: I didn't start this thread to bash the TSA. I just thought it was funny, but stupid that the penguins had to WALK through the metal detectors. I would
: But they give us so many reasons to bash them. Namely incompetence. Face it, if you knew what you were actually doing in this business, why would you
: For all you bashing the TSA lets turn it around and bash passengers. The job TSA has is not easy let alone when you have thousands of passengers that
: All you TSA bashers! Can you remember how security was before 9-11? If you weren't part of an airport entity, you won't know "how it was". So perhaps
: Source Please?! Disagree - naturally. Most of the employees at TSA are the same that worked for Argenbright or any of the other organizations pre-9/1
: Why do that? I think the majority of people who have some problem with TSA don't have their problems with the individuals doing the screening (at lea
: And do you know how it is now? If you are wearing loose clothing and flip flops you are still subjected to a rigorous search because in their mind, E
: Actually, the TSA policy says they will never x-ray pets. And AFAIK the policy about cabin animals having to pass through the metal detector pre-date
: smcmac32msn, Interesting post...very funny and witty. REGAL
: Apcaz8: You obviously work for the TSA or have no concept of reality on the ground at airports or have never seen how competent, efficient and equally
: Yeah, I can. The funny thing is.... It's not the people or the pay that has made the difference, it's the equipment implementation, policies and proc
: Did they make them remove their shoes? And those fancy black and white coat-tail jackets? I would not be surprised considering how "bright" TSA is.
: haha.....that is some funny sh*t. Next, they'll be in competition with the DMV
: But.. But... But... He's so important in his white shirt and tie and shoulder boards. He's like a pilot you know and don't forget... Heeee runs the a
: now now kiddies, remember in the movie Batman Returns, all of those cute little penguins had missles strapped to the back of them. so yes, even a peng
: Knitting needles was just mentions since it was mentioned in a previous post. As for handwanding a grandma, she might of had a pacemaker, hence you d
: Actually I don't ever remember saying that TSA is the holy grail or any other countries do a lesser job than the TSA. I've been through airports in I
: Actually with that, only one airport opted out of TSA when officially after the airports voted last November. This was because staffing issues and no
: From what I heard, the Penguin Association of America will go ahead and file a class-action lawsuit against the TSA on the grounds of racial profiling
: Hey - smcmac32msn That is the best post I have read in a long long time. P.S. You get on my list for it!!!
: I saw this on the news last night, and the handlers brought the penguins out so that they could meet children. They also walked through security....be
: Quit drinking the TSA Kool-aid. No one voted on anything.
: Tittlemouse, its not because I want to ruin anything for you, but if you Google "Common Sense lived a long life but died in the United States from",
: Yeah, especially the 1 year old kid . . . . yup, terrorist! Oh, and definitely that Grandfather with the walker - he's definitely suspect. Absolutely
: What would TSA have done if the Penguins set off the chimes and alarms when they went through the metal detectors?