ikramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 22001 posts, RR: 59
Reply 2, posted (4 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 17260 times:
he was arrested for disorderly conduct, not for having a suspicious bagel. I know the news sources are hard up for readers, but I get tired of them creating false or misleading headlines to gain traction. Worse, the the whole article is not listed as an opinion or editorial, but it is full of opinion and editorial.
Of all the things to worry about... the Wookie has no pants.
Surprise From United States of America, joined Jun 2008, 134 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (4 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 16754 times:
Quoting Aesma (Reply 3): What's the point of scanning everything (including people) if then other passengers bother you on the plane for your stuff ?
I think that's a very good point. As a gate supervisor post 9/11 I constantly had passengers tell me about "suspicious" people. My answer was pretty much the same each time, "If you have some concrete reason for your suspicions I will be happy to investigate further however at this time I accept the passenger has been through security and have no reason to suspect him/her. If you are uncomfortable flying with them onboard I'll be happy to book you at no charge on the next available flight."
The crew and or gate agents need to take responsibility to defuse what probably is a non issue.
The guy lost his cool and that's why he was arrested. While I understand his frustration he probably should have handled it better. Hopefully he'll get let of with a warning.
wingnutmn From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 685 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (4 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 16706 times:
The guy was arrested so the crew could save face. I guess that on almost every flight someone could be arrested for interfering with an aircraft when they don't comply with the cell phone rules, or when a tight connecting passenger insists on being the first off a plane. Crew overreacted, passengers overreacted, authorities still have a chance to not overreact. If this guy is actually charged, we are done for as a society. I can't wait for the day I get called out by a passenger for the stuff I bring into the cockpit with me...coolers, bags, food, computers, etc.
Any landing you can walk away from is a good landing! It's a bonus if you can fly the plane again!!
teva From France, joined Jan 2001, 1879 posts, RR: 15
Reply 7, posted (4 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 16695 times:
Ok, he should not have reacted like this.
But I would remove from flight and arrest for the same reason the stupid passenger who created this mess by alerting the crew. How can they hear a strange noise with keys and a bagel????
Ecoute les orgues, Elles jouent pour toi...C'est le requiem pour un con
AirNZ From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (4 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 16305 times:
Quoting ikramerica (Reply 2): I know the news sources are hard up for readers, but I get tired of them creating false or misleading headlines to gain traction. Worse, the the whole article is not listed as an opinion or editorial, but it is full of opinion and editorial.
Ah! something remarkably similiar to a.net then! Same thing entirely on a daily basis.
As a former resident, I think it's roughly the same thing. In my experience, people there were way more paranoid there than they are in D.C (where I live now). Consider that Boston was the city where the Aqua Teen Hunger Force ads were thought to be "bombs" and where a piece of circuit-board jewelry ignited a mass panic at an airport.
ETStar From Canada, joined Jan 2004, 2103 posts, RR: 7
Reply 21, posted (4 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 15601 times:
Sorry I have to be the one to point it out, but this is another reason why food portions in the US should get smaller. I mean, a bagel that can look like the size of an explosive? It was essentially bursting out of its wrapper, making ticking sounds (no pun intended).
aerorobnz From Rwanda, joined Feb 2001, 7899 posts, RR: 17
Reply 22, posted (4 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 15532 times:
maybe next time i get on a US domestic flight I should say - "That person is a terrorist" there's no way someone can be that fat without wearing a fat suit lined with explosives....and let it go from there...
trex8 From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 5373 posts, RR: 14
Reply 23, posted (4 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 15367 times:
Quoting ETStar (Reply 21): Sorry I have to be the one to point it out, but this is another reason why food portions in the US should get smaller. I mean, a bagel that can look like the size of an explosive? It was essentially bursting out of its wrapper, making ticking sounds (no pun intended).
The problem was clearly that the dollop of dough the bagel was made from exceeded 100ml or 3.4 fl oz!! That bakery is clearly AQ linked!
einsteinboricua From Puerto Rico, joined Apr 2010, 4359 posts, RR: 9
Reply 24, posted (4 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 14111 times:
Ridiculous. Who wouldn't explode with anger if you are told that you are a terrorist because I heard strange things or go to the bathroom frequently? Maybe some Detrol LA might calm passengers who are jumpy about frequent bathroom trips from their neighbor?
"You haven't seen a tree until you've seen its shadow from the sky."
: I have a fealing the Court Case will be rigged. By the time the case gets heard the bagel will have gone hard, dangerous weapon. The cream cheese will
: Well it had to happen, the TSA strip you naked electronically or feel you up before you fly, the ONLY thing that they do not currently check is your B
: I feel for the guy, regardless of his reaction. My firstborn had her diaper checked in harrisburg, PA, seven years ago. Same kid , was just yelled at
: Sorry but the rules do not allow explosives to be brought aboard the aircraft. Please leave your anger at the gate. Perhaps we need a trash can at th
: Now the question is, was your firstborn carrying a bagel with cream cheese? Along with nail clippers, bagels are about to be put on the no fly list.
: That no one has mentioned this shows just how overlooked this is among the rest of the nation. Look past the horrors that accompany terrorist events
: Agree. However I'm all for legalizing drugs and therefore ending the "war on drugs." That solution does not apply to terrorism. Interesting though th
: Are you a journalist? I'm not. I dont use drugs. Please explain to me how I'm being punished in the war on drugs? I don't see it. In reality, they ar
: No, he shouldn't have disobeyed the FA, but really, what percentage of the time does such disobedience result in arrest? I'm more sympathetic to this
: Yep, it all started to go down hill when that one transcon had to divert and landed in PHX - due to a suspicious smell - turned out to be some (embar