posted on Oct, 12 2013 @ 12:32 AM
I first flew 38 years ago.
Around the time they were hijacking planes, shooting flight attendants or passengers,
and dumping their bodies on the tarmac if their demands weren't met!
I last flew a year ago.
Would have to think for awhile to try and remember
how many domestic & international flights I've been on.
Never saw anybody sprint to the bathroom...even on a 14 hour flight!
Never saw three people stand up & change their seats at the same time,
especially during a flight... or while someone else was 'sprinting'!
Never saw three people in unison go into overhead compartments...
unless it was before the flight started, or after the plane had landed!
Much less after all having changed their seats...!
So yeah...something like that would definitely grab my attention,
especially three uncommon occurrences in a row...no matter what hue they were!!!
Other things that SHOULD be attention getters???
Someone wearing a trench coat in warm weather.
Someone not wearing a coat in winter weather.
Someone without a carry on, on an international flight.
Anyone who was acting nervous, or paying too much attention to the flight crew.
Anyone who you saw staring at you & they didn't look away when you caught them.
Are these examples of profiling??? I don't think so!!!
No more than seeing a guy, sitting in a park staring at children for a long time!
Certain things make the hair stand up on the back of your neck & raise red flags!
It's survival instinct!
We're not listening for wolves stalking us through the brush anymore.
The 'modern' world has us attuned to different dangers!
As far as security issues go...
I was ''snagged' twice going through to get on a flight into the US.
Once because I had two, plastic, 3 inch zip ties, in the outer pocket of my carry on.
I had used them on my checked luggage instead of using a lock.
I figured a lock might look suspicious & they are allowed to cut them off.
So I thought a zip tie would deter a thief who was in a hurry,
& it could still be cut off if my luggage needed more scrutiny.
Forgot I had extras with me. No problems leaving the country, just coming back in!
The TSA inspector said they could be used to handcuff people!
I wanted to say 'On who, infants?' But you keep your mouth shut at times like that!!!
The other thing that flagged my luggage was a couple of bars of coconut soap.
The guy said they scanned like gels!!!
I was nervous on every connecting flight after that!!!
My family was very embarrassed because Grandma got 'flagged'...twice!!!
So they are pretty thorough, or maybe I have a suspicious face! Lol!