GunFighter 6 From Netherlands, joined Jan 2001, 404 posts, RR: 0 Posted (13 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 1063 times:
Two days ago I flew from AMS to PHL with US.
when we arrived at PHL everything was quite alright, and i must say the customs drill went faster then it normally does.
But then the nightmare started.
when walking to the connction gates I ran into a line then was a mile long
as you might expect these are the security checks.
it became clear to me that all the airports werent designed for this and there for the line almost stood outside on the train platform
to make a long story short, I missed to flight because of this line. and i wasn;t the only one. some people even missed there international flight to europe and had to sleep in a hotel.
My question and observation is, does it really help.
cause all it does is making flying a nightmare.
and we have seen that if you are really determined you can smuggle something onboard.
Tbird From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 851 posts, RR: 18
Reply 1, posted (13 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 1033 times:
I agree that we need to have tight security checks, but why the airlines don't work the lines to see if anybody is in risk of missing their flight is beyond me. They work the line at the check in stands but why not at security. Wouldn't the airline then have to pay for hotel rooms if the passengers miss the last flight out? With the money the airline industry is losing already you would think they would try to avoid paying for hotel rooms. I guess the only way to make sure you don't miss your flight is to get to the airport really early.
Addi375 From France, joined Jun 2001, 115 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (13 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 1026 times:
If someone is determined enough they will get it done.
No matter what is done, these people are already two stpes ahead.
Just make my life miserable and all will be well.
I have one stupid question to ask. Here goes..........I am selected as the person they search during boarding. The guy standing in line behind me is the one who takes the weapons onboard.......is that random?