Message posted by Dennis on 08áSeptemberá2009 at 9:46am - IP Logged
Yesterday saw the result of the aircraft bomb plot trial when 3 men were found guilty. Their arrests led to the restrictions on liquids in hand luggage.
The TV programmes are showing films of tests to illustrate the effects of these small amounts of such liquid bombs. When one was exploded in a pressurised cabin (using an old aircraft on the ground, I might add) it literally blew such a huge hole in the plane it snapped in two !
All I can say is please continue with the tight restrictions !
Most passengers soon adapted to not carrying liquids into the airport.
Message posted by JoannaWells on 08áSeptemberá2009 at 9:54am - IP Logged
Anything for safety has to be good- but the exploitation by the shops 'airside' with exorbitant prices for water because people cannot bring it through are indefensible.
Message posted by DAVID1 on 08áSeptemberá2009 at 11:20am - IP Logged
I'm with those who think we should keep the restrictions in place. We've got use to them now.
Until something is found that is able to detect explosives - 100& guaranteed - then I for one will be happier to bear a little inconvenience and yes even a bit more cost to feel totally safe.
Message posted by paleogirl on 08áSeptemberá2009 at 12:41pm - IP Logged
Watched a programme on the twin towers last night and was reminded of the shock we all felt when they were targeted (and the fact I'm travelling on the 11th this year ). If people restricting the liquids and searches are needed to make us feel safe then I'm all for it. Yes I can't take as much clothing as my case is full of toiletries, yes there should perhaps be more done to target the terrorists and yes we have to think a bit more about our holiday planning but hey if that's all then what's the problem!!!
Message posted by Chipping on 08áSeptemberá2009 at 1:15pm - IP Logged
I have no objections to any and all reasonable checking searching etc. The more the safer I say......until perhaps they introduce routine body cavity searches.....not quite so sure how I'd feel about that!!
Message posted by Ritchie on 13áSeptemberá2009 at 4:42pm - IP Logged
I agree that these restrictions ARE necessary, and for our own good. My only complaint is that since their introduction, airports are making a "killing" on selling bottles of water AFTER you have gone through security - as far as I can see, it would be very easy to demonstrate the water is what it says on the bottle by drinking some in front of the officer by way of a demonstration - or am I missing something? The price they charge on the planes too .... just a bit of a scam as far as I'm concerned.
Message posted by GUV1 on 13áSeptemberá2009 at 9:25pm - IP Logged
I agree that it's better for everyone's security to bear with the restrictions. However, I wish they'd let you past security with a small empty bottle so you could fill it up at a water fountain or in the washroom. In some places, they don't sell water at any price. At Athens airport, they confiscated an empty bottle from me, and we had a long and thirsty wait before we could get on the delayed plane to Corfu.
(And when I asked, "Do you at least recycle the bottle?" The security "officer" sneered, "No, we throw them out. Which he proceeded to do.)
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