Do you not think that the UK and US have implemented these kind of security checks due to intelligence they have gathered so on so forth? I find it hilarious how much time you all have to whine about it. I traveled through a UK airport last week and it was as simple as showing that my phone was tunred on and putting it through the Xray machine - you all sound utterly ridiculous and I can bet you would all be complaining more if you were on a plane which was in danger due to lax security! Come on guys you are whinging about a 5 minute longer wait in a queue - travvaling abroad is a privelage not a god given right - if you think its going to make you miss your flight then get to the airport earlier!
dlads, 10 Jul 2014Just to query your last statement, running from their own people! Thats fine, i'd do the same,... moreWhat you say is so stupid and so lacking in empathy, it is really sad (for you and for those that this way of thinking - or not thinking actually - impacts on).
MaxSmarties, 09 Jul 2014You wrote a huge amount of bs...
Small arms on a pressurized plane cruising at 35000 ft? Sple... moreNo, you are full of bs.
Google "HowStuffWorks What if someone shot a gun on an airplane". The author of the article has a degree in engineering, he knows what he's talking about.
Yes, there are risks, yes, decompression is a problem, but no, it won't take the plane down, it won't kill everybody (that's why there are oxygen masks in commercial airliners, and wearing the seatbelt at all times would be a good idea too).
On top of that planes have landed safely with ENTIRE PARTS OF THE FUSELAGE RIPPED OFF. Google "Aloha Airlines Flight 243", it has the kind of damage you'd expect from a small bomb. And guess what, only 1 out of 95 people died, and that was only the flight attendant (she flew overboard when the plane structure blew apart).
Some planes have smaller fuel tanks in the walls but not dall of them and that's perhaps the only risk, but that wouldn't guarantee that the whole plane blows up either.
You just CAN'T blow up the plane with explosives shoved in a phone, at most injure a few people and that's it. End of story.
This is crazy.
First of all I travel with 3 cellphones, digital camera, one or 2 tablets and sometimes a pc, will they truly expect me to power them all while people wait in line?
Second, I know nothing about expolsives but I bet a terrorist could hide explosives in a electronic device and still be able to power it on.
Last, but not least, doesn't the scanners detect the explosives? Why turning it on?
Carol, 10 Jul 2014I like conspiracy,s but let's not exagerate! Yup is true, no one is killing eachother, they ar... moreJust to query your last statement, running from their own people! Thats fine, i'd do the same, but you're talking about safety, a neighbouring country which is safe for them would suffice, but they don't do that, they travel to a place where the health service is free and they can grab as many benefits as they can, usually britain, then when their country is safe, they don't leave they stay, that i do not agree with.
Riyal, 10 Jul 2014What kind of explosive can you fit in a phone? AFAIK I wouldn't even consider it an explosive.... moreYou'd be surprised, how big you think a grenade is? or plastique? doesn't take a lot.
Ok so do the airlines and the government not think that a tablet or laptop can be made to look like a functional device and still hold explosives? Come on, even a phone could house enough to give a plane a problem, this isn't a fix, keeping the people who attempt to maim and kill in a dungeon to be tortured until they're old and frail is a fix because that would scare the crap out of them. I don't care what laws are broken to accomplish it, that's the only way you can fight a faceless enemy, you scare the living daylights out of them so that they wouldn't dare.
[deleted post]I like conspiracy,s but let's not exagerate! Yup is true, no one is killing eachother, they are working in the name of God, so that's not a kill. That somethig normal for them. Let's wake up and stop this bs with: Oh, it is racism, oh it bla bla bla. And start thinking how to stop the fanatics that cause so much pain, bombing and killing innocents with no motivs. I have friends that are coming from those part's refugees running from their own people, so yet. Let' be hypocrite,:it was the Us doing it. So, before you talk with real refuges and ask them how dark their country is, stop b.s.ting with 2 cent's conspiracy's.
Miike Hunt, 10 Jul 2014So if you're white and/or not flying to US/ME, you're fine...?i don't think this has to do with one's skin colour
Terrorism is a fact of life today. Not all Muslims are terrorists and not all terrorists are Muslim. Having said that due to the continued threats by Muslims on the West these precautions must be taken. Just grow up and live with it!
So if you're white and/or not flying to US/ME, you're fine...?
What kind of explosive can you fit in a phone? AFAIK I wouldn't even consider it an explosive. Fire crackers maybe? Here in our country we fill more on some firecrackers than an average phone can fit in. a phone full of explosive can only disable hearing for a few seconds unless you put it in someone's hand and let it explode then that someone would lose some fingers but heck who would hold that stuff?
as frequent flyers between usa and uk europe - most security is overdone.. tsa guys are not perfect -far rom it - even with basic baggage checks - suitcases opened - things go missing - baggage delays - and customers flyers dare not even open mouth or ask a simple question -both tsa uk security airline staff -- how can airlines lose 20% of baggages for ever between usa uk flights - 2014 and arrogantly dismiss passengers complaints ? mobiles cellphones laptops essential - are always screened by xray machines + explosives detectors .. stop all terrorists and fanatical islamics out of usa uk europe .. but usa uk europe politicians have no guts no commonsense -just votebankers politics -- airlines security -socalled -is highly profitable profiteering business .. writer is sworn to secrecy professionally ..ex intelligence services ..
MaxSmarties, 09 Jul 2014You wrote a huge amount of bs... Small arms on a pressurized plane cruising at 35000 ft? Sple... moregreat way to get people attention, you do nNOT know how mucyh is required unless you have blown up an airliner, not even explosives experts (real one not internet ones) ncan agree on how much ir required, but with guns dont even need explosives, take a magnum and shoot through the skin on the plane and the explosive decompression at 30,000 feet will ensure the plane comes down, really sick I have to pout you right though
Sounds like another "Me to" knee-jerk reaction. The terrorists have already one in the west with this sort of crap.
Anonymous, 09 Jul 2014This is just ridiculous.
USA already is acting like a full-blown police state with their s... moreYou wrote a huge amount of bs...
Small arms on a pressurized plane cruising at 35000 ft? Splendid idea to kill all the passengers and crew in a few minutes.
Do you know how much explosive you need to blow apart a commercial liner? Less than 500 gr for sure