My 56K was having trouble loading the first topic but i thought i would give an interesting story.
Last week i was flying out of ZRH and set off the metal detector. Now no big deal, for this trip i took a total of 10 flights in a week and got about 5 other "pat downs". Well, this dude takes me into a little room and, well, lets just say he didnt miss anything. Security workers are instructed to use the *back* of thier hands; so already he's doing this wrong, all palms. He might as well said "turn your head and cough" although i would have rather gotten a physical than this sicko. Excuse my frankness, but the guy basically fondled my nuts, and he didnt speak english so there was no use saying anything to him. Honestly it didnt bug me that much and i just toughed it out but it still wasnt called for at all.
Thats my story. im sorry but security is a joke. There will ALWAYS be a loophole. These new security measures probably wouldnt have prevented what happened last week, only if that guy was randomly selected to do the EDT machine on his shoes which would have been very unlikely.
I'm beginning to think the only answer for preventing bombs is dogs. Yes bomb sniffing dogs although there are not nearly enough of them to go around, these are the only things that can screen everyone, there is no way to use the EDT on everyone, it's too time consuming and airlines wont allow it. Also dogs would be able to screen checked baggage as well... remember PanAm?? there are no security regulations in place that would prevent that EXACT thing from happening again.
just some thoughts, i'd rather be barked at by a dog than fondled by an old man....
(i am, however, a sexy irresistable bitch)