Raiha Posted February 12, 2008 Share Posted February 12, 2008 [COLOR="DarkOrchid"][FONT="Times New Roman"]So I'm taking a journey across America via Southwest airlines and I realized according to the schedules that I'll be spending more time waiting for my next plane than I will actually sitting in one. Assuming of course that it doesn't sit on the runway for six hours waiting for something to happen or fall off, or catch on fire. In essence, I'll be wasting away in Phoenix, Arizona for oh...two hours? And then three days hence on my return flight, roughly four hours in Nashville, Tennessee. And all this fun times just to visit some of my good friends in Huntingdon, PA. If anyone lives in any of the following areas, or near enough, do send me a message. But all of this has me thinking. Will I get to be patted down by some annoying and jaded airline security agent? Will my body piercings set off various metal detectors? And of course there's the question of if they'll paw through the suspiciously lurid looking DVDs in my luggage. And wonder if my laptop is really in fact the detonation device for a bomb in my suitcase or purse. But seriously, I suppose this is the price w pay to make sure there isn't a mid flight explosion over the heartland of America. Not that I really care, provided I make it alive in one piece. Do you think they're taking the threat of terrorism too seriously these days? Or are they not doing enough? I read an article about backscatter X-ray machines that give a full, to the bare skin, image of a person and what they have on their bodies. Is that too invasive? The wikipedia page has more on the subject. Some think it's a total invasion of your privacy, but having your bag ripped apart and your liquids held up to the light doesn't appear to be much better. Thoughts? [/FONT][/COLOR] Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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