Fly-K From Germany, joined May 2000, 3140 posts, RR: 52 Posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 894 times:
What can be done to prevent this in the future?
- There can never be 100% guarantee that airport security works (plus all other airport staff)
- Neither can anti-aircraft weapons be a solution
So how about:
- Steel cockpit doors like on El Al (that is a rumour, I don't know if it's true)?
- Self destruction devices on board? (But at the moment of the highjacking the pilot doesn't know the real intent yet)
- The possibility to control the plane from the ground in emergency situations, overruling cockpit commands? Would that be possible with today's technology?
And I'm sure the experts come up with more ideas that I can't think of right now.
Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been...
GDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 13047 posts, RR: 78
Reply 7, posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 810 times:
I'm afraid that US domestic flights will have to match the standards of security of international flights, and keep in line with with likely upgrades to those.
If that means less flights, longer check-in times, so be it.
It also could mean higher prices, as airlines will have employ better trained, better paid security personell.
These are practical and likely measures.
I suspect some heads at the FAA will roll too. Security staff here have commented that FAA observers in the past commented that they did not need the standards of security they encountered here as 'there will never be hi-jackings of US domestic airliners.'
AWA22 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 805 times:
You cant have steel doors. The doors have to breakaway for the crew can get out in an emergency. Steel is not flexible enough. Watch ABC they have a very good aviation expert on every couple of hours, unlike other experts on other networks the one on ABC is actually a former airline pilot.
Matt D From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 9502 posts, RR: 48
Reply 9, posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 929 times:
Well I have an answer that is a double edged sword:
Until further notice, I am engaging in a blanket boycott of the entire airline industry.
True, this does give the terrorists a certain level of victory that they were striving to achieve.
But on the other hand, the airlines (and the airports and associated industries) will not receive another dime from me as long as these Orwellian and invasive, and frankly, ridiculous paranoid security measures are in effect.
Not to mention the incompetence and mismanagement of the existing system that allowed this disaster to happen in the first place.
It did not HAVE to come to this.
Please read my post about "Calling a spade a spade" thread in the non-av forum.
Alessandro From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 801 times:
I agree with you, price of domestic airtravel around the
will go up, big investment that will improve the safety
at airports will take place. Perhaps connecting flights from small airports with lack of controll of facilities will force passengers to check in again.