American_4275
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The Difference In Security - USA Vs. Int'l

Wed Aug 06, 2003 12:17 am

When I vacationed to Greece, 2 weeks ago, it came to my attention while traveling through Frankfurt, Athens, Munich, and even Santorini (a small airport on a Greek island), that the quality of airport security in the USA, despite all the past events, is STILL not as good as those of other countries. For example, when arriving in BOS, I put my bag on the X-ray belt and all went fine. Got my bag, left for my plane. I get to Frankfurt, go through the same process, expecting to be let through, when they stop my bag, ask me to open it and reveal the lighter in my bag which I had mistakenly forgot to take out at home. Why wasn't this caught in Boston? In addition to this, the security at Munich was very high. It doesn't really matter who you are...EVERYONE gets frisked and wanded - regardless of whether you set the walk-through metal detector off. The only complaint I have is that the clown who frisked me was damned close to my genitals...too close. Although I suppose I'd rather have my balls felt for a split second than have some wacko on the plane with a weapon. I feel like the U.S. is trying to give off this feeling of freedom and minimal need for security. Hell, if I was gonna pull anything like those hijackers, I'd probably do it through the U.S., too. I sure as hell wouldn't want to be frisked and have to deal with those big guys walking around FRA with their rifles.

Just my 2 cents I guess,
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RE: The Difference In Security - USA Vs. Int'l

Wed Aug 06, 2003 12:23 am

HAHAHA.....well, here we go again! Now, we're on "security isn't nearly enough." Earlier, we were on "security is way to oppressive and intrusive...so much moreso than in Europe." Damned if you do; damned if you don't. Big guys walking around US airports with rifles is overkill, but it is a prudent security measure in Frankfurt? Frisking some people in the US is intrusive, but frisking EVERYONE is a prudent security measure in Frankfurt?

BTW, your lighter was missed in Boston but not Frankfurt because, logically, mistakes only happen in US airports, and nothing is EVER overlooked at a security checkpoint in other countries!! Have you learned nothing from all of the Europe-is-superior posts here?

Forgive my sarcasm...it is not directed towards you so much as other posters here. Consistency is not to be found here.




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RE: The Difference In Security - USA Vs. Int'l

Wed Aug 06, 2003 1:11 am

Cwapilot, I only see America-is-superior threads over here, strange...
 
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RE: The Difference In Security - USA Vs. Int'l

Wed Aug 06, 2003 1:26 am

Really? Hmmmm....show me even 2!

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RE: The Difference In Security - USA Vs. Int'l

Wed Aug 06, 2003 1:43 am

I actually see both style of threads  Big grin Maybe its just me though  Confused
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RE: The Difference In Security - USA Vs. Int'l

Wed Aug 06, 2003 1:50 am

I have far more interesting things to do, Cwapilot, but anyway, here is an example:

"Get over yourselves. We (America) are stronger than your respective countries. Frankly, it doesnt matter that you dont like our nation. Be thankful that, as the lone superpower, we are as benevolent as we are..."

"I would like to see nothing more than a war on France...

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RE: The Difference In Security - USA Vs. Int'l

Wed Aug 06, 2003 2:59 am

I agree with Cwapilot. I too am sick of people complaining about security being too tight. Police officers carrying guns around terminals is not overkill, they do it just about everywhere else in the world. Here's how I see it, in this day and age airports must be very careful, nobody likes to be frisked by some cop with a rifle, but that's just the way it has to be. I don't know about you all, but I'd rather spend extra time waiting in line for security and perhaps being checked then having another 9/11 happen.

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