posted on Oct, 11 2013 @ 05:54 PM
With all the focus on those dirty brown people we've been taught to fear, someone's going to be eating a lot of crow with their face caked in egg if
some random group of white people with issues decide to try to hijack something.
I mean, come on, that's opportunity knocking for a white extremist group. The focus is on Middle Easterners & not so much on them.
Yes profiling due to past actions should be thrown out the window (I don't think so) however, on the surface that is what has been done.
Note all the instances of grannies with medical conditions taken to a back room and being groped or little boys and girls being groped because they
are a threat. Under the theatrics though profiling is alive and well, as it should be...
There were several dry runs claimed by security when I was working.. One incidence was of a supposed M.E. band that did some really weird stuff on an
aircraft that ended up shutting the flight down. They were held and released because nothing could be proven... Since then the big "Interfering of a
crew member preforming their duty" has come into effect which has stopped some of the games that were once played. Were their actions about putting
fear in the other passengers or were they seeking attention because of some misspent youth.... was there an underlying probe going on for future
Vigilance is a necessary evil of the world we live in. ALPA and their security endeavors are about keeping the crew members and you as the traveling
public safe; giving information so individual crew members can take necessary actions when confronted by the unusual actions of passengers or even
other crew members.
Good news is we do have a few Sky Marshals on selected (profiled flights) and some armed pilots in the cockpit... This coupled with many passengers
who have decided they will not be along for the ride if someone tries to take over a flight or gets out of line...flying is probably safer today than
it ever has been.
Unless someone can get a bomb in the cargo hole through bribes of ground personal sit back relax and enjoy the flight.
Underwear bomber: most on this sight know there are many questions about that whole deal that does not add up..
Paranoia is all part of the program; listen to the recorded voice at most airports about security and jokes; flying is safe but even if a pilot said
he had a bomb in his pants at security he would be arrested ... Sorry nothing about flying is a joke anymore. I fly as a passenger several times a
year on U.S. flagged carriers and foreign flagged carriers out of International Airports overseas and in the U.S. ....... Overseas and non-US flagged
carriers security is like it was in the states before 9/11.. Overseas U.S. flagged carrier's passengers go though normal security for the airport and
again at another check point just before boarding. Everything is opened and inspected that will be taken on board the aircraft.. Everyone is patted
down.. If over seas I try to fly other carriers if I think the airline will get me there... hahahha there are a few I actually avoid...