WNCrew From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 1497 posts, RR: 10
Reply 1, posted (5 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 2874 times:
Yes, we are trained (I'm sure training varies from airline to airline) as to how to handle in-flight searches and what to do with items found onboard. If we have to we can construct a LRBL (Least RIsk Bomb Location) where we'll secure the suspect device in the event it were to detonate.
We also have special procedures in place for what to do after landing and special evacuation procedures.
ALL views, opinions expressed are mine ONLY and are NOT representative of those shared by Southwest Airlines Co.
Mir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 22048 posts, RR: 55
Reply 2, posted (5 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 2856 times:
Quoting Olympic472 (Thread starter): While each airline may have its own policies for in flight threats, is there a procedure to handle them that are issued by regulatory authorities?
Just like any of an airline's other in-flight policies, they are allowed to develop their own, within a certain set of guidelines put out by the regulating bodies. I would not expect the security policies and procedures of one airline to be exactly the same as those of another airline, though there may be similarities.
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LTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13287 posts, RR: 16
Reply 6, posted (5 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 2766 times:
It may be difficult to discuss in a public forum such as this any specific governmental rules or airline's procedure as to how in-flight threats are handled for obious reasons. Still, you have post-9/11/01, inceased levels of security policies that have been pubicaly discussed to reduce the risks from or the occurance of threats.
For example, cover by f/a's when cockpit crew needs to leave or enter during flight between cockpit and the cabin like if a change of crew or a cockpit crew member has to go to the toilet. You have stronger specifications of cockpit doors, signal systems between the cabin and cockpit crews if there is a problem, less allowed movement around the cabin of pax, or of them hanging around the toilets, stronger and sooner actions on poorly or strange acting pax, especially drunks. Other pax themselves are more alert although that can go bad as we have seen several times when a number of 'middle eastern appearing men' are on board. Pilots may be trained to use certain movements of the aircraft or call for all pax and crew to sit with belts on due to 'turbulance' if there is any hint of trouble. A pilot can signal on their radio systems to other aircraft or to ATC if a problem using understood codes.
Of course, the best thing to prevent threats is to prevent the potential troublemakers from boarding in the first place by using sound security screening procedures, keeping off drunks/druggies, those with phony id, and unfortuntally, taking off our shoes and banning bottles of liquids from beyone the security checkpoints.
Olympic472 From United States of America, joined Jun 2008, 502 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (5 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 2649 times:
I do not see anything secure divulge here and hopefully none will. I'll admit that the title of the post may have been worded better.
The original question was asked for these reasons:
Are there procedures in place, and NOT what the procedures are.
Because these scenarios are quite complex, are crews adequately trained? Or regulated. (This is not the same, but like pilots are trained to bring arms into the cockpit.)
For my own assurance when flying because this is a difficult scenario to encounter.