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  • FarmerPete
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    The entire airport security system is flawed. Think about it for a second, you can print off your ticket at home. That is all you need to get past security. So, what is to stop you from purchasing a ticket under someone else's name, printing out your real boarding pass, then print out a fake boarding pass with your real name, Go to security, present the fake boarding pass, get past security, use real boarding pass to get on the plane. You just succeeded at using a ticket made out for "Al Kida" to board a plane. Congrats. This totally negates the "Do not fly" list. It also negates the "only ticketed people past security" rules. All because they don't check to make sure your ticket is ACTUALLY valid.

    I went on a flight two weeks ago, and I had a TSA guard jump all over me as I was preparing to board the plane. Apparently, since the airport is so small, the TSA have nothing better to do than harass people at the gate. He was incredibly angry because my ticket didn't have whatever it is the TSA write on your ticket when you go through security (I had received a last minute upgrade to first class, and the ticket agent at the gate had replaced my ticket with a new one). He then got angry when my ID wasn't easily accessible and it took me a minute to pull it out. Stupid TSA...They may stop a total numskull, but they wont catch a terrorist who knows what he/she is doing.

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  • [Syntax]
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    I've pissed off security twice now.. once with cargo pants.. like 6 zippered pockets, 4 buttoned pocket flaps, riveted corners on the bottoms of the pockets. the guys comment was "next time have someone else dress you".

    Then I went thru security with my laptop bag and camera bag, and all my wifi gear..
    7 camera lenses, 2 cameras, chargers, batteries, laptop, antennas, cables, mouse ect..
    about 30 items in all.. they swabbed and scanned each individual item, including each
    pocket of the 2 backpacks which had about 6 zippered areas.

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  • sintax_error
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    Originally posted by xor View Post
    It also means she paid cash for a ticket. If that doesn't set off a red light I don't know what else would.

    xor
    Cats... Attempting to board a plane with cats in your carry-on would also set off a red light. That and a multimeter, that was a fun one.

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  • xor
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    It also means she paid cash for a ticket. If that doesn't set off a red light I don't know what else would.

    xor

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  • streaker69
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    Originally posted by xor View Post
    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,522399,00.html

    I was watching TV when NCIS was interrupted by an Amber Alert concerning this case. This woman managed to use some one else picture drivers to get on plane, with $12,000 in cash, with an Amber Alert in force.

    Do they even look at the driver license picture at the airport?

    xor
    Maybe she smiled when she showed it to them and the TSA clucks didn't know what to do?

    I thought traveling with large sums of cash was supposed to set of bells and whistles? Hell, I got pulled aside because as the TSA idiot stated "You gots too many damn wires in there".

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  • xor
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    Why Airport Security Sucks

    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,522399,00.html

    I was watching TV when NCIS was interrupted by an Amber Alert concerning this case. This woman managed to use some one else picture drivers license to get on plane, with $12,000 in cash, with an Amber Alert in force.

    Do they even look at the drivers license picture at the airport?

    xor
    Last edited by xor; May 27, 2009, 20:47.
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