And yet in a weeks time not one but two bodies have been found in wheel wells - one on an American Airlines flight from Jamaica and the other on a British Airways flight from London.Imagine if one of those stowaways had explosives strapped onto their bodies.
But the thing is, I think terrorists are done with planes for the time being. Security is too tight, and the whole system is being watched too much.
Terrorists might not be able to use an airplane as a weapon, but they can still stir up a lot of trouble at the airport. I noticed yesterday in AUS that there were at least 50-60 unattended bags all bunched together near a seldom-used baggage carousel in the baggage claim area. They were probably bags that came in earlier in the day and were unclaimed. How easy would it be for some terrorist to walk in with a suitcase bomb, set it down among all these unattended bags and walk off? And I didn't see one TSA agent in the baggage claim area. They were either outside making sure no vehicles were unattended or upstairs checking IDs and screening passengers.
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