posted on Aug, 28 2004 @ 01:26 PM
I have no idea if what your friend said is accurate or not, but my own independent observations tell me this may be the case
Over Christmas when we were at a higher alert (whavtever that is supposed to mean) I noticed that the airport security was laxer than it had been
earlier that year. I thought it odd that the alert level was higher but the "security" was lower. I could have put my kid on an airplane with a
bomb in her backpack and no one would have even noticed since they didn't bother to look in it or xray it. She's a cute kid, but that shouldn't
have exempted her from having her stuff looked at. She just waltzed on the plane with her backpack, no questions asked. She barely got a cursory
When she made a similar flight during the summer (I believe it was June), she had to take off shoes, have her bags inspected, walk through a metal
detector, etc. And this was at a time when we were not on a higher alert.
What is up with that? I don't understand...