I think that it was more 'fear of a bomb onboard' than a case of upsetting the passengers. I guess in this case it was the right action to take, however it seems that a pathetic low life thuaght it would be a laugh. I will never understand some people.
On a lighter note, I did wonder if at first upon reading the thread, Whether Mark Ecko was a passenger and this was another crazy new advertising scheme
The white zone is for immediate loading and unloading of passengers only
JBLUA320 From United States of America, joined May 2002, 3174 posts, RR: 20
Reply 5, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 2337 times:
I understand US's move in delaying/canceling the flight. In this day in age, even if you told passengers the plane had been searched, there would be some that were still a little leery. I think they were probably playing CYA...
Andz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8406 posts, RR: 11
Reply 6, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 2161 times:
Quoting SkyexRamper (Reply 4): All passengers and crew left the plane safely before the search, which found nothing suspicious.
Quoting JBLUA320 (Reply 5): if you told passengers the plane had been searched, there
Why tell them anything? The plane landed as scheduled, everyone got off, they searched the plane, nothing found, case closed. There should be no reason at all for a departing passenger to be any the wiser. The TSA lady quite rightly said it was a "non event".
Paranoid reaction I'm afraid.
After Monday and Tuesday even the calendar says WTF...
PanHAM From Germany, joined May 2005, 8607 posts, RR: 26
Reply 7, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 2084 times:
The stuff these vandals are using to edge the words into glass is quite dangerous. I do not remember the name so I haven't classified it but I could imagine that it is a dgr item. It should nbot be on a plane, especially not in the hands of vandals.
They should have searched the passengers bags.
UN ID 1790 when I am not mistaken, up to 60% solution 1 Liter andover 60% 0m5 liters, but only when properly packed.
SkyexRamper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 1994 times:
"Beginning December 22, 2005, scissors with a cutting edge of four inches or less and tools such as screwdrivers, wrenches, and pliers smaller than seven inches were permitted on board aircraft departing American airports."