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|Quoting ERJ145LR (reply 4):|
So whats the point of it? I mean Zurich isnt exactly a dangerous place??!! is it just out of respect? What a boring job..to follow around a few planes in a tank.
|Quoting Planenutz (reply 9):|
This kind of makes sense, a car fully laden with explosives could ram a fence and position itself just under the plane while its taxiing and o a lot of damage.
|Quoting ERJ145LR (reply 2):|
I mean... if its done in Switzerland, its probably done in Israel..after all, its a tad more dangerous there.
|Quoting MIA (reply 3):|
I know in Munich they have their own terminal.
|Quoting Sabena332 (reply 7):|
But I guess that nobody cares as long as LY is state owned
|Quoting LY7E7 (reply 12):|
Not, it is not done in Israel. The over all security level is higher, so there is no need in such measures. We also monitor who enters our country, unlike Germany for example.
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|Quoting Babybus (reply 24):|
All this extra attention is completely unnecessary and must be an inconvenience to European airport operators
|Quoting HZ747300 (reply 23):|
Someone mentioned that following a plane around is boring, I would think doing nothing is even more boring.
|Quoting Notbluejet (reply 30):|
I can tell you here in JFK they have their own "EL Al" security follow the plane from touchdown to take off along the service road. They also have a Port Authority escort. All of thier parked planes have 24/7 security at hardstand/gate. I was told once these are armed guards. But i have yet to see anything as extreme as tanks following these guys around.
|Quoting MIA (reply 3):|
I don't understand what makes El Al so special as to require this 'special' treatment. I understand the whole terrorist thing but still. El Al is not special. Do they pay for these services or do they get it for free? I know in Munich they have their own terminal. I am tired of our western governments cowtowing to Israel this is just an example
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