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US Airways Saves Flight From Dangerous Xbox 360 Threat

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posted on Jan, 20 2010 @ 10:07 PM
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US Airways Saves Flight From Dangerous Xbox 360 Threat


gizmodo.com

Guy boards plane with X-box 360 in his luggage. Guy gets off plane and discovers X-Box is smashed with a bag of parts on top of it. Airlines tell him to piss off because it was for Airline security?? cache.gawker.com...
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posted on Jan, 20 2010 @ 10:07 PM
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It's getting bad when a traveler can't bring along his fix kit. What did they think, that Mario might Materialize and destruct the cargo bay? It appears that airlines just don't want people to fly anymore so I think Americans that can should boycott flying for a month and hurt them where it counts, Seriously, an X-Box?

gizmodo.com
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posted on Jan, 20 2010 @ 10:49 PM
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This is surely the work of a PS3 Fanboy making sure there is one less X-box in the world. All in the name of Flight security.

It goes to show how people with ulterior motives can corrupt anything.

Airlines are now FUBAR. I would not even think about having to put myself through any of this new airline security. Consider me grounded willfully.



posted on Jan, 20 2010 @ 10:50 PM
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Wow... Just wow... And you know they X-rayed the thing so they knew it was ok.


From the link



It looks as though someone stomped it with the heel of their foot.
If it were me I would be seeking a lawyer and sue. After the rude conversation with American Airlines emotional distress starts sounding like $5,000 and lawyer fees to me.



posted on Jan, 20 2010 @ 10:54 PM
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wow that is some pretty major damage. maybe they thought the 360 would overheat, get red rings of death, and explode?



posted on Jan, 20 2010 @ 11:18 PM
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You... dont see the danger in having a large electronic device brought on board a plane? Its not like an mp3 player this you could easily fit an explosive into.

Assuming they x-rayed his luggage though its ridiculous they would smash it as well, even if they had to take the cover off they couldnt use a screwdriver?

I know where Im not taking my Wii and Ps3



posted on Jan, 20 2010 @ 11:58 PM
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I too have declared myself grounded for the same reason after several years as a premium frequent flyer.

I would like to think there may be enough of us that they have noticed our absence.

My proposal for a solution to all this TSA nonsense would be for the FAA to
issue passenger flying ID or licenses for passengers.



posted on Jan, 21 2010 @ 12:33 AM
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Thats so sad! The photo of the smashed X-BOX is so demeaning... Poor guy/girl.

Sue them and buy another one



posted on Jan, 21 2010 @ 01:02 AM
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Originally posted by Ridhya
Assuming they x-rayed his luggage though its ridiculous they would smash it as well, even if they had to take the cover off they couldnt use a screwdriver?


Their is not assumption about it. They would of X-rayed the thing. That is standard operating procedure. It would of been more than enough too. At some point it would of gone past the bomb sniffing dogs too.

People travel with electronics everyday. Laptops, stereos, x-boxes, medical devices... This was just a case of someone getting their personal property vandalized and the airport condoning it. The air port people have lost their minds. I wouldn't want to be in a position that forced me to fly either. If I had to fly I would bring nothing but two bags of goodwill cloths so I wouldn't look suspicious and I wouldn't lose anything of value.

[edit on 21-1-2010 by Flakey]



posted on Jan, 21 2010 @ 01:09 AM
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maybe the overkill on airline security is just a way to make people NOT want to fly... that way we become even more disconnected with the rest of the world and stay in our neat little apartment buildings going no where but to work.



posted on Jan, 21 2010 @ 01:18 AM
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That is so sad. I would almost like to start a legal fund to help him get a good lawyer to sue the crap out of them.



posted on Jan, 21 2010 @ 03:12 AM
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If I worked for an airline, and had a large piece of electronics x-rayed and bomb dog sniffed but still thought it was a possible explosive, I would certainly start smashing it to see if it would explode or not.

Seriously, that isn't like they pried off the air vent to get a clearer look inside. That is more like a serious foot-smashing job there.

I'd be furious and yes I would sue them as well.

I'm willing to be there are many lawyers that would like to start taking the airlines apart piece by piece.



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posted on Jan, 21 2010 @ 03:53 AM
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Airlines do not handle airport security. That is the job of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). I've heard plenty of bad TSA experiences. Sue them, not the airline.

[edit on 21/1/2010 by C0bzz]



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posted on Jan, 21 2010 @ 11:22 PM
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That is very true I did not think of laptops actually!
Guess what it comes down to is an airline employee just taking out his anger then..?


reply to post by sourcesonly
 

That is a FASCINATING theory because there has been a lot of talk lately in the body-scanner thread about nude images making flying less attractive, to keep people in their place!



posted on Jan, 22 2010 @ 12:38 AM
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Wow anyone else seeing a uptick of TSA issues going on? Must be something in the TSA gravy.



posted on Jan, 22 2010 @ 12:53 AM
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My god, the brutality of it all. I think that's the scariest thing I've read all day. Poor Xbox.

but seriously, flying these days is a roulette wheel. I bet on top of having his xbox destroyed, he paid extra to check in the bag as well.



posted on Jan, 22 2010 @ 01:25 AM
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Originally posted by KrazyJethro
If I worked for an airline, and had a large piece of electronics x-rayed and bomb dog sniffed but still thought it was a possible explosive, I would certainly start smashing it to see if it would explode or not.


That's a very good point.

If they suspected there might be a bomb or some other security risk, don't you think the last thing they would do is smash it like they did?

Bombs require very delicate handling, it looks like they took a hammer or a boot heel to this thing.

Hopefully this guy can sue the TSA for a new X-Box.

I think there should be no airport security at all, just completely shut off the cockpit from the rest of the plane to prevent hijacking and have an armed security guard on duty on every flight to protect the passengers.

Someone can easily sneak a bomb onto a train and kill more people than in an airplane.



posted on Jan, 22 2010 @ 02:47 AM
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Has anybody considered that the guy broke it himself, put it in his luggage and blamed the airline? The whole thing could be a scam.



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