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RE: Lack of Security
On Thu, 13 Sep 2001, Mathias Körber wrote: > > | Can someone explain to me how only allowing ticketed passengers past > | security checkpoints is going to accomplish anything toward increased > | security? The only thing I can even dream of is that it will reduce the > | number of people passing the checkpoints. > > And thus reduce the number of people and bags etc that need to be checked, > which will allow for more time to do thorough checks. > Why is it important that non-passengers be able to get all the way to the gate? Why is it important that they not? It seems to me that the only difference between a person with a ticket and a person without now is just the ticket. Neither have baggage and all have to go through the same checkpoints. The only thing is more time for shaking people down that either raise suspicion or set the metal detector off. What does the removal of curbside checking provide? My wife brought up an interesting point. We travel with small children, and they tend to need things to keep them occupied while they're in small confined spaces for hours at a time. They also need things like diapers, formula, pacifiers, snacks, etc. which will be impossible to transport without some sort of carry on bag. Make no mistake, these are reactionary feel good measures that are designed to make people feel safer, but will probably not amount to anything significant except more irritable passengers. If they thought air rage was bad now, it's only going to get worse because flying was already becoming a huge pain in the ass. I can only imagine what this is going to do to the airline industry, considering they were already having enough problems. Midway Airlines already closed up shop according to CNN this morning. I'm certainly not comfortable checking my laptop with baggage handlers. There's no telling where it will end up, whom it will end up with, or what shape it will end up in. You won't see anyone contest these new rules either, because no one wants to be seen as rocking the boat. This is what politicians and beuracrats do. Regards, -- Joseph W. Shaw II Network Security Specialist/CCNA Unemployed. Will hack for food. God Bless. Apparently I'm overqualified but undereducated to be employed.