GunFighter 6
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Security Checks Cause A Lot Of Frustration.

Tue Dec 25, 2001 9:35 am

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
G.
 
Tbird
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RE: Security Checks Cause A Lot Of Frustration.

Tue Dec 25, 2001 1:10 pm

Greetings:

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
Tom
 
FFlyer
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You Are Right, But...

Tue Dec 25, 2001 1:20 pm

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...
 
addi375
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RE: Security Checks Cause A Lot Of Frustration.

Tue Dec 25, 2001 1:27 pm

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...........
 
Hoffa
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RE: Security Checks Cause A Lot Of Frustration.

Tue Dec 25, 2001 1:29 pm

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.
 
Guest

RE: Security Checks Cause A Lot Of Frustration.

Tue Dec 25, 2001 2:49 pm

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.
 
Guest

RE: Security Checks Cause A Lot Of Frustration.

Tue Dec 25, 2001 3:44 pm

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

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