I seriously can not believe how long this thread has gone, with all this crap.
PUHLEEZE PEOPLE!!!!!! Grow the he(double hockey sticks) UP! (Come on! Group hug)
The FAA is on a heightened alert.
Since this seems to be 'foreign' to so many of you, let me explain.
The airline industry operates on procedures. Without these procedures they'd go bunk, just as any corporation. Procedures were developed to keep
everyone on the same page, and as reference to any future obstacles.
Security makes up a portion of the business' (FAA) daily operating procedure.
A month ago, the airlines were at a lower level of security. One of the 'procedures' of being at a lower level, has to do with 'situational
So, let's say the note and/or nail polish were discovered a month ago. The airline employee would refer to their employee manual and/or FAA policies
manual and determin what the next move may be.
Given the same scenerio, only at a lowered security level, they may have been required to request(first, politely) for the nail polish to be closed as
it's fumes are bothering the other passengers. Well, the new level of security will prompt them to choose (C) instead of (B) and follow the
Alas, I do not believe a bomb threat has ABC options. The plane gets diverted and/or a friendly twin eagle escort every time.
Remember grade school? I still do. In fact, I (faintly) remember sitting with friends while they masked their voices w/a dish towel and using their
"big-boy" voice to leave a 'bomb threat' on the school answering machine. We were all 'latch-key' kids and were looking forward to a day of fun
w/no adults. Well, didn't go so well. They did cancel school, but also called the kid's mom and suspended him for 3 days.
Hmmm, now that I think of it, they did cancel school even though they knew who called. I wonder? Is it the NWO out to get us kids? Damn!! I wish I
knew that at the time, I was always itching to join some club (or gang - lol).
Come on guys! You've both been here long enough to know that dgtempe just like's arguing with the cute boys at ATS.
[edit on 29-8-2006 by SourGrapes]