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Security Checks Cause A Lot Of Frustration.  
User currently offlineGunFighter 6 From Netherlands, joined Jan 2001, 404 posts, RR: 0
Posted (14 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 1197 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  Sad
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  Sad

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.

what are your thoughts ??

merry christmas.
warm regards

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User currently offlineTbird From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 851 posts, RR: 18
Reply 1, posted (14 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1167 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.

Happy Holidays

User currently offlineFFlyer From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 733 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (14 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1166 times:

Sometimes the only way is to raise hell. You have to let the people know by yourself! The loudest and the most demanding ones survive...

User currently offlineAddi375 From France, joined Jun 2001, 115 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (14 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1160 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?

Walmart prices with Bloomies service...........
User currently offlineHoffa From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (14 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1159 times:

No it wont help specifically prevent an attack, but anything that places an additional barrier between the terrorists and their 72 buxom virgins has to be considered.

User currently offlineAWA22 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (14 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 1150 times:

If you miss your flight because of the security line it is very unlikely that the airline will pay for a hotel, you will be pretty much on your own.

User currently offlineIainhol From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (14 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 1143 times:

Flying is becoming a hassle with all these new checks and procedures.

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