sleekjet
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Would You Want To Be An Air Marshall?

Sat Nov 09, 2002 5:39 am

I am fairly certain I'd love the job. My only concern would be whether, after a while, the romance of flying would become jaded and I'd wish to become landlocked. But for the privilege of thwarting terrorists plus flying all the time, sign me up.
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airsicknessbag
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RE: Would You Want To Be An Air Marshall?

Sat Nov 09, 2002 5:47 am

Hell no! Have you ever worked in a very low humidity environment? It´s hell for your olfactory mucosa after a week, and after a year you won´t have any left.

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backfire
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RE: Would You Want To Be An Air Marshall?

Sat Nov 09, 2002 6:46 am

But for the privilege of thwarting terrorists


That's exactly where you're wrong. The chances that you'll ever come face to face with a terrorist are next to nil, and the result is that the novelty will wear off within weeks. Boredom is already taking its toll on the current bunch of addicts who signed up to be marshals after watching too many 'Die Hard' movies. They think they'll be waltzing in like John Wayne to save the day and instead they're having to pretend to be just another passenger.

At the end of the day you're just another low-paid, bored-riged security guard, without even the freedom to walk around the thing you're guarding. No glory, no kudos, not much fun. Count me definitely out.
 
penguinflies
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RE: Would You Want To Be An Air Marshall?

Sat Nov 09, 2002 7:51 am

The pay is great and I guess with the job security it would be a stable job. Now if I could read a book while doing the job, I would definitely apply.
 
Leezyjet
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RE: Would You Want To Be An Air Marshall?

Sat Nov 09, 2002 8:13 am

Yes, I'd definately do the job, just the chance to fly around all day looking at the totty onboard would do for me !!. Big grin
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The Coachman
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RE: Would You Want To Be An Air Marshall?

Sat Nov 09, 2002 1:06 pm

If I got the FF points, definitely Big grin
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kaitak
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RE: Would You Want To Be An Air Marshall?

Sat Nov 09, 2002 4:43 pm

Oh, you mean a security guard. I was thinking of an Air Marshal in the RAF!

I say, tally ho, chaps, chocks away, eh what!

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elwood64151
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RE: Would You Want To Be An Air Marshall?

Sat Nov 09, 2002 9:05 pm

Let's see:

1) Federally issued M9M 9mm pistol.

2) Federal pension.

3) Free flights wherever I want to go.

4) Doing my part to protect my country.

5) Training in marksmanship, law enforcement, and hand-to-hand combat.

6) Freedom to use my own discresion.

7) Protecting FAs from unruly passengers.

8) Access to airport areas the way no one else has, and the chance to get the spotter photos no one else can.

9) Chance to learn the proceedures for many different airlines.

10) Working for the US Government.

Well, 9 out of 10 ain't bad.
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