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First X-ray Of Kind In US To Be Installed @ SFO  
User currently offlineAerLingus From China, joined Mar 2000, 2371 posts, RR: 0
Posted (15 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 3101 times:

San Francisco to be first U.S. airport with bag-matching X-ray security
Source: Associated Press News
Publication date: 2001-02-18
Arrival time: 2001-02-19

(San Francisco-AP) -- San Francisco International Airport could soon be the first airport in the world to have every bag on international flights X-rayed and matched to a passenger.
Airport security personnel say S-F-O is installing and testing a state-of-the-art security system.

It's so comprehensive that the federal government and airports around the world are watching to see how well it works.

For international flights, special microchip tags will only allow bags on planes when their owners are aboard.

The airport installed sophisticated anti-terrorism equipment and procedures when it decided to build the new international terminal.

Officials say the new security system should be in place by this summer.

(Copyright 2001 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Copyright 2000 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Get your patchouli stink outta my store!
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User currently offlineWatewate From Canada, joined Nov 2000, 2284 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (15 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 3079 times:

It sounds like a plan, but couldn't they have had a trial run at a less congested airport? Since it's an all new-technology, it would have made sense to try it out at a smaller airport and work out any kinks. I guess they're confident in the technology. I hope it doesn't cause any unnecessary delays.

User currently offlineDeltaSFO From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 2488 posts, RR: 21
Reply 2, posted (15 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 3080 times:

Watewate... good point. Just watch, it will break down and completely screw up the world's seventh busiest airport. The way things have been going around here, it wouldn't surprise me a bit.

The eternal optimist,

It's a new day. Every moment matters. Now, more than ever.
User currently offline9A-CRO From Croatia, joined Jun 2000, 1574 posts, RR: 8
Reply 3, posted (15 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 3052 times:

this musty cost quite a lot, transimitter on pax, receiver on bag or vice versa
and "evil terrorist" might slip that receiver in another pax pocket so this would be useless

When once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward...
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