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Man Jokes About Explosives, Misses Trip  
User currently offlineBlueFlyer From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 3996 posts, RR: 2
Posted (4 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 6569 times:
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A man joked repeatedly about having explosives in his underwear at STR, was subjected to extra scrutiny that turned out nothing but still missed his flight when the charter airline he was to take with his wife and kid refused to let him onboard.

He will be fined, will have to pay the extra police costs he incurred, and will not be reimbursed for his ruined vacation. Serves him well.

If I weren't afraid of being censored, I'd call him far worse things than a man.
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/34705826/ns/travel-news/


I've got $h*t to do
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User currently offlineLHR380 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (4 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 6552 times:

What a complete and utter plonker!!!

User currently offlineDreadnought From United States of America, joined Feb 2008, 8840 posts, RR: 24
Reply 2, posted (4 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 6554 times:

What a moron. And I'm sure his wife and kid are being SO understanding and supportive having to sit the week out at home instead on the beach someplace. Big grin


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User currently offlineRichiemo From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 220 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (4 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 6563 times:

You'd have to be crazy to joke about this kinda thing. I go thru those security lines and say nothing and look at nobody. All business.

User currently offlineTharanga From United States of America, joined Apr 2009, 1865 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (4 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 6489 times:

There are always people who lack common sense.

User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19229 posts, RR: 52
Reply 5, posted (4 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 6454 times:



Quoting LHR380 (Reply 1):
What a complete and utter plonker!!!

This man certainly puts Rodney to shame!



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User currently offlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21625 posts, RR: 55
Reply 6, posted (4 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 6441 times:

Well that bright idea sure blew up in his face.  Yeah sure

Quoting Dreadnought (Reply 2):
And I'm sure his wife and kid are being SO understanding and supportive having to sit the week out at home instead on the beach someplace.

I don't think this guy is spending much time at home this week. Maybe out in the yard.

-Mir



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User currently offlineMayor From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 10423 posts, RR: 14
Reply 7, posted (4 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 6224 times:

We had that happen a couple of times at DL cargo in SLC, when I was there. When shipping (and these were UNKNOWN shippers) they either mentioned explosives, or the one that I was involved with, said BOOM. Needless to say, they didn't get their packages shipped and had to have a talk with the airport police. What idiots!


"A committee is a group of the unprepared, appointed by the unwilling, to do the unnecessary"----Fred Allen
User currently offlineJMackey From United States of America, joined Apr 2009, 294 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (4 years 8 months 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 5922 times:

It was always said amongst the airline CS employees I worked with that there was " a gigantic brain sucker just inside every airport entrance ".


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User currently offlineZippyjet From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 5478 posts, RR: 12
Reply 9, posted (4 years 8 months 2 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 5907 times:

To this fellow who erred to be stupid. If you want to go out on a limb especailly at the airport stick to Michael Jackson jokes.


I'm Zippyjet & I approve of this message!
User currently offlineWjcandee From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5162 posts, RR: 22
Reply 10, posted (4 years 8 months 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 5746 times:

I can't find the thread now, but another member made a memorable post a few weeks ago about his experience working at an airport in the carribbean. I'll paraphrase, but his post was better:

Couple arrives from the Mainland, connecting at his city to a smaller aircraft to take them on their Island vacation. (I'm thinking our member worked at SJU.) For whatever reason, they are told that there is a question as to whether they will get on this particular connecting flight, although there is certainly a possibility of it.

In response, the male says words to the effect of, "So the explosives in our luggage will make it on the flight but we won't."

Uh-oh.

The gates of Hell immediately open up. The aircraft is frozen at the gate, everyone and everything comes off, all bags are placed on the tarmac and searched, a swarm of guys with guns and dogs work over the place. Couple is detained and interrogated, and ultimately sent a nice bill. Flight leaves hours late.

Our member checks the manifest for the flight after it departs. It goes out with two empty seats.

I loved that story.


User currently offlineDocLightning From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 19698 posts, RR: 58
Reply 11, posted (4 years 8 months 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 5673 times:



Quoting Dreadnought (Reply 2):
What a moron. And I'm sure his wife and kid are being SO understanding and supportive having to sit the week out at home instead on the beach someplace.

That takes a special kind of moron, I agree. You may not like the rules, but you have accomplished nothing and gotten no sympathy.


User currently offlineElite From Hong Kong, joined Jun 2006, 2798 posts, RR: 10
Reply 12, posted (4 years 8 months 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 5493 times:

I am guessing that this man did not watch this deleted scene from Friends on YouTube!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_p5i7lu2pGQ


User currently offlineScouseflyer From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2006, 3390 posts, RR: 9
Reply 13, posted (4 years 8 months 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 5478 times:

What a tool.

It's nothing new though, I knew someone who used to work in the maintenance hangers at MAN and his colleague when stopped by security on the way into work and asked "What's in the boot of your car" and he replied "A Bomb Big grin " this was in the 80s before suicide bombers and the like and he still got suspended and formal warnings etc.


User currently offlineRussianJet From Belgium, joined Jul 2007, 7703 posts, RR: 21
Reply 14, posted (4 years 8 months 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 5400 times:
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Take him out and have him thrashed. Then, tell him never to set foot in any airport ever again. People like this just defy common sense.


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User currently offlineGpbcroppers63 From Ireland, joined Jan 2008, 520 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (4 years 8 months 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 5316 times:

I have a slightly different angle on this one. I was flying from RHO to LGW back in July. I put my rucksack on to the belt to go through the scanner and the security guy asked me the usual things about do I have a belt on, any liquids, mobile phones etc. I said "it's all in the bag" because I'm always prepared to go through security and he then asked me "And the bomb?". I looked at him confused for a few seconds so he repeated the question with a broad grin on his face. I told him he wouldn't get in trouble because the bomb was in my case that I'd checked in so it was their problem. He laughed and let me on my way.

Now I know this was a rather strange and probably very stupid conversation to have but it was funny at the time and didn't harm anyone. It is so much more pleasant to go through security in a country where life isn't taken so seriously (I'm NOT saying that security isn't taken seriously in Greece). I'm probably going to get flamed for this post but just wanted to share my experience and add a bit if levity to the situation and to show that security screeners in some countries do have a sense of humour!



According to one of my colleagues, my problem is that I'm addicted to travel!
User currently offlineAndz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8453 posts, RR: 10
Reply 16, posted (4 years 8 months 2 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 5094 times:
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Quoting Gpbcroppers63 (Reply 15):
And the bomb?"

I would have called his supervisor. What's good for the goose is good for the gander. Totally childish and irresponsible from someone who should know better.

Regarding the OP, people like that shouldn't be allowed out unsupervised.



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User currently offlineCrimsonNL From Netherlands, joined Dec 2007, 1871 posts, RR: 41
Reply 17, posted (4 years 8 months 2 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 4457 times:
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Quoting JMackey (Reply 8):
a gigantic brain sucker just inside every airport entrance ".

I was in the line for boarding for an AMS-MSP flight when my 18 year old sister joked about the guy in front of us having a bomb underneath his hat. THANK GOD nobody heard it or I would have strangled her before the security arrived.

-Oh, and she's an intelligent, well traveled girl.



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User currently offlineGpbcroppers63 From Ireland, joined Jan 2008, 520 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (4 years 8 months 2 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 4350 times:



Quoting Andz (Reply 16):
I would have called his supervisor. What's good for the goose is good for the gander. Totally childish and irresponsible from someone who should know better.

I knew my story wasn't going to get a favourable reaction  Wink. I'd like to add that this was 2:00am and all passengers were about to board charter flights home from a week or a fortnight in the sun. I'm guessing that these are not considered the most high risk passengers and I found that a light-hearted joke made the security rigmarole more pleasant. I didn't see the harm in it then and I don't see it now. The Greeks are just so laid back and friendly that there was no way it was anything more than a joke. That said, I'd never have said what I did if he hadn't started it.



According to one of my colleagues, my problem is that I'm addicted to travel!
User currently offlineWildcatYXU From Canada, joined May 2006, 2610 posts, RR: 5
Reply 19, posted (4 years 8 months 2 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 4185 times:

Well, and if you don't joke about explosives, don't have any and fly from Slovakia, the airport police will give you some.
http://www.spectator.sk/articles/vie...goof_leads_to_panic_in_dublin.html

Would you believe this?


User currently offlineJayeshrulz From India, joined Apr 2007, 1028 posts, RR: 2
Reply 20, posted (4 years 8 months 2 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 4133 times:

This is stupidity...because of such crazy eccentrics other people suffer...

And if he says that he has explosives in his Inners....strip search him infront of everyone!.
That will teach him a lesson.

Never take the security easy.
They are for your own benefit, and if you mess with it, you suffer!



Keep flying, because the sky is no limit!
User currently offlineRw774477 From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 1070 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (4 years 8 months 2 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 3907 times:

Why call him a tool when most tools are useful  Smile

User currently offlineThreepoint From Canada, joined Oct 2005, 2135 posts, RR: 9
Reply 22, posted (4 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 2898 times:



Quoting Richiemo (Reply 3):
I go thru those security lines and say nothing and look at nobody. All business.

While there is little excuse for bomb jokes, this reply sadly typifies the attitude of the millions of sheeple that the traveling public has become. Don't question the rules. Don't make complaints. Let them run roughshod. Land of the watched and home of the terrified.



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User currently offlineMayor From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 10423 posts, RR: 14
Reply 23, posted (4 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 2765 times:



Quoting Threepoint (Reply 22):
Don't question the rules. Don't make complaints. Let them run roughshod. Land of the watched and home of the terrified.

There are times to question these things and times where you shouldn't. Going thru a security line is NOT the time to question the rules or make a complaint or make supposedly "funny" comments about bombs, etc.



"A committee is a group of the unprepared, appointed by the unwilling, to do the unnecessary"----Fred Allen
User currently offlinePrebennorholm From Denmark, joined Mar 2000, 6449 posts, RR: 54
Reply 24, posted (4 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 2680 times:

Luckily not all airport officials are equal.

Three months ago I arrived at ZRH and went through customs with my to pieces of baggage, one of them having the shape of a riffle box:

Customs officer: Hey, you guy over there, come over here and let me see you Kalasnikov.
Me: Sorry Sir, I ain't got no Kalasnikov.
C.o: Okay, if this is not a Kalasnikov, then what is it?
Me: It's a glider model aircraft, I will be flying it with Swiss friends in the Alps.
C.o: Hope you will have a good time, wellcome to Switzerland.

Another time when boarding for a Danish domestic flight, passing the security scanner it beeped. The official jumped from his seat at the screen, pointed at me and shouted: "Finally, finally we got you, the yellow scum from Horsens" ["Horsens" is the site of the local major prison].

I smiled at him, then handed him my phone, which I had forgotten in a pocket, passed through the scanner again, and was clean. And the security officer responded: "That disappoints me. For a moment I was sure to cash in the reward for catching you. But you did come straight out of Horsens, didn't you? Have a pleasant flight".

I must add here that I have often been told that my physical apperance and general attitude invites to "not so very formal treatment". And I have no intention to change that attitude.

Quoting RussianJet (Reply 14):
Take him out and have him thrashed. Then, tell him never to set foot in any airport ever again. People like this just defy common sense.

Yeah, that's one way to do it. Sure the terrorists have already won.  Sad



Always keep your number of landings equal to your number of take-offs, Preben Norholm
25 Jimpop : Whilst I agree he (appears) to be a moron... it is quite possible that he is a brilliant man. What better way (if he had the financial means) to get
26 JMackey : I think the Governor of South Carolina topped them all.
27 Maverick623 : I'm not a medical professional by any means, but this sounds almost like Tourette syndrome. Joking about it once is just dumb, but continuing to do i
28 Threepoint : Folks, I was NOT endorsing one making bomb jokes in security lineups; my post contained no such reference. Please read it in the context in which it
29 EZEIZA : As much as I agree that making bomb jokes in airports is a really stupid thing to do, because we all knopw the consequences, I can't help to think tha
30 Maverick623 : Fair enough. I personally am rather turned off by the term, even though what you describe is pretty accurate. But, to keep on topic, I think we all a
31 RussianJet : Banning some idiot who can't behave himself in the airport has NOTHING to do with letting terrorists win. That's a ridiculous conclusion. People have
32 Sabena332 : Now guess what the guy is doing for living.... yes, he is police officer (I just read that in the newspaper). He and his family were allowed to depar
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