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Originally posted by corleonefamily
reply to post by cdesigns
I do agree that electronics have yet to be seen as a "deadly" potential, but I'm sure that policy is on it's way. We'll soon be stripped of our cell phones, ipods, lap-tops, etc. The truth of the matter is that one person need not pass through security checks point to bring any sort of weapon, explosive, or contraband material into an airport, or onto a plane. I'm in the "service" field. My company performs service work at an airport on the eastern seaboard. After going through a very light background check, you can obtain a security pass that will take you around all security check points. For instance...I could walk in with my bag of tools, swipe a badge, go through a few hallways, and be in the terminal. This also allows me to interact with anybody holding a boarding pass. If one felt inclined, you could easily pass off a pair of pliers to someone getting on a plane. That person has already been scanned, patted down, etc. So, when the TSA tells you that scanners, and the newly implemented groping policy, will make it more difficult for a terrorist to bring on dynamite in their underwear, it's a lie. It may be a deterrent. However, with a little planning and coordination, you can get just about anything passed security. Who's to say they, the terrorists, don't grow a few more brain cells and realize that you could effectively take out more people at the baggage claim than on a plane? It's a dog and pony show. End of story.