Vw From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 257 posts, RR: 1 Posted (14 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 1570 times:
Last week I flew out of Ft. Dodge, Iowa on a Mesaba Saab 340 flight to MSP. (FOD has only 3 daily flights)
When it was time to board the plane we just walked out the door and right to the plane. No metal detectors or security! I think they would at least have a hand held (wand) metal detector. Isn't there any regulation from the FAA that requires the airlines to check for weapons on every commercial flight. Have you ever got on a commercial flight with no security? What airport was it? Did you think anything of it?
Yow From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (14 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 1545 times:
Some small airports do not need to have metal detectors. Here in Canada, I think airports that handle less than 20 or 25,000 pax a year don't need a metal detector. Like who would want to hijack a plane departing from a tiny place like Kuujjuaraapik, Quebec for example.
Vw From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 257 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (14 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 1539 times:
After getting of the plane in MSP there is a small shuttle bus that takes you to the commuter (Mesaba) terminal. When you arrive there then you must go threw security before walking to the main terminal.
Trvlr From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 4430 posts, RR: 19
Reply 5, posted (14 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 1525 times:
When I was at the airports in Trondheim, Norway (TRD), and Tromso, Norway (TOS), there was no security whatsoever. What surprised me is that these airports were fairly new (looked like they were built within the last 10 years), and they also handled a fair bit of traffic.
Actually, in Trondheim, I did see metal detectors, it's just that they were turned off and stashed against a wall!