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Airport Security Explained (sort of…)

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As reported in the current issue of “Private Eye“, the British satirical magazine, there is a rather interesting clarification on post-9/11 airport security procedures, coming from New Zealand:

My brother-in-law went through security at Auckland domestic airport and witnessed a passenger having to fish out her nail scissors from her handbag and leave them behind. He went through security and then boarded his plane. After being seated he could smell petrol. He knew you shouldn’t be able to smell petrol on a plane, because planes don’t use petrol. The smell got worse and eventually he got the attention of one of the flight attendants. They started to look around to see where it was coming from. They found in the overhead compartment a chainsaw in a bag that was leaking petrol into the compartment. His plane was delayed as the owner was identified and the chainsaw removed and put with the main luggage. The owner of the chainsaw said security had stopped him but had let him through because it wasn’t one of the things on their list to confiscate.

Well, that’s good news for Klingons at least…no need to leave their Bat’leth at home any longer!

Written by omnologos

2008/Jul/09 at 21:38:21

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  1. Screening passengers to retain high security at the airport works if the airport area itself is secure. This recent picture of Mumbai Airport shows that the airport landing strips are accessible to casual onlookers. This beats the whole purpose of passenger screenings at the gates.

    mumbaikar

    2008/Dec/28 at 17:45:05


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