Sunday, April 22, 2007

Airport security at its best

[Image: Cover of 'Airplane']Anyone who has ever flown knows that the security at airports is a hassle. Neil Godfrey was trying to fly to Phoenix to meet his parents. Little did he know, the book that he was reading would land him on the no-fly list. It took ten to twelve people to "inspect" the book.

They told him he could fly, only to be denied by the airline later, for three reasons:
The first reason, she said, was that Godfrey was reading a book with an illustration of a bomb on the cover. Secondly, she said, he purchased his ticket on Sept. 11. (Godfrey bought the ticket on shortly after midnight, at least eight hours before the World Trade Center was attacked).
The last was reference to his drivers license, which the employee consistently referred to as expired, as she pointed at the issue data. He left, got another flight, and then tried again, but was pulled aside to be interrogated. Needless to say, he didn't fly.

Now the thing that I find disgusting about all of this is that a book stopped him from flying. Also the fact that they pulled "ten to twelve" people from their jobs to "inspect" said book. When the airlines finally step away from their "list of know terrorists", they come after books. What harm can you do to a flight with a book? They are more shady characters than the ones carrying books.

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9:29 AM | Posted by mike | 1 comments posted below


According to their logic, if he's reading a book with a picture of a bomb on the cover, it means he's learning how to build bombs, therefore he's a TERRORIST.
By Blogger mike3k, at 4/22/2007 05:43:00 PM
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