Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Flight security

Last month's attempted underwear bombing of an airplane on Christmas day resulted in some new "security" standards being implemented immediately.

Since high-tech full body scanners will take a while to be installed in all US airports, the airlines are now implementing 'low-tech' body scanning on the tarmac.
It may be somewhat inconvenient (not to mention chilly in the winter), but you can rest assured that NOBODY will be able to board a plane in the US carrying a gun, knife, box cutter, shoe bomb, underwear bomb, or even Chapstick.

Of course, these measures are ONLY being taken on flights that originate in the US. Flights originating outside the US will still be a crap shoot.

Don't you feel 'safe' now?

Crush du Jour: Ethan Reynolds

11 comments:

behrmark said...

I suddenly have an overwhelming desire to fly somewhere.

robertga99 said...

Me2 and can I take Ethan Reynolds with me?

Michael Rivers said...

On the right flight, this could be very very fun!

RAD said...

naked flights...could be good...could be really bad! LOL! I was reading Travel Weekly today and its all a big mess right now in the airports and the security is wacky! .its a bad time to fly...

Larry Ohio said...

AMTRAK is looking more and more attractive.

Mark said...

That was hilarious! I assume there would still have to be some cavity searches. Also, can I have a towel to sit on? Somebody left a stain on my seat.

truthspew said...

And imagine the horror of finding skid marks on the seat. Plastic cover and 30% bleach solution stat!

anne marie in philly said...

oh man, a good laugh two days in a row!

confidential to the handsome larry ohio - I have been riding amtrak since 1990...never a problem.

Jeff said...

Certainly would make flying more fun. Though no doubt I'd be seated in between 2 87-year-old grandmothers!

Bob said...

Um, doesn't that last guy have to remove his briefs?
I mean, come on..............

Kyle said...

Mark, it could be interesting to take a flight with these security measures in place, if the right people were taking the flight with you. If the the wrong people were on the flight with you I'd think blinders would be in order.