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Metal Detectors At Every Airport?  
User currently offlineVw From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 252 posts, RR: 1
Posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1133 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?

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User currently offlineYow From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1108 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.

User currently offlineN863DA From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 48 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1104 times:

That's not the point.

The point is that off of this aircraft, you can then get into the terminal building of a major airport... such as Detroit, in this case, without once again clearing security.

From there, you could get to any other airport in the world, or even on board an aircraft such as a transatlantic or transpacific flight!

FLY DELTA JETS and sail UNITED STATES LINES



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User currently offlineVw From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 252 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 1102 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.

User currently offlineN863DA From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 48 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 1099 times:

That's ok then.

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User currently offlineTrvlr From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 4430 posts, RR: 21
Reply 5, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 1088 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!

Aaron G.


User currently offlineCo LITE From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 1071 times:

Hattiesburg-Laurel (PIB) MS has 2 NW Airlink flights a day to MEM and they even have a metal detector. That is unacceptable security in Ft. Dodge.

User currently offlineB744 From New Zealand, joined Dec 1999, 491 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (12 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 1059 times:

None of the domestic airports in NZ have security checks. Maybe the theory is that if someone wants to hi-jack an aircraft, they don't have enough gas to go anywhere else!  Smile


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