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extwacaptain
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It is reasonable to believe that airline employees are at least as smart as the "run-of-the-mill" would-be terrorist. Having once been an employee, pilot type, an idea has come to mind which could very well help resolve, or at least diminish, the most recent problem.

We should all take a page from the TSA security procedures and become "SNIFFERS". This should not require extensive training. Those guys learned it by just watching crew members walk by a check point. Our group should be a bit more professional, and take a short training course. A one page memo with a few precautions and a place for a signature to verify receipt and understanding should suffice.

Since recent news reports indicate two items are involved in the terrorists bag of tricks, hydrogen peroxide and acetone. Getting up close and "SNIFFING" should prove extremely effective.

I would suggest the pilots would be the perfect group to initiate such a program. They will receive the most enjoyment and when the other employees observe the pleasure they derive from this close encounter, everyone will want to be part of the act. Maybe the male pilots would prefer sniffing only the lovely ladies. Certainly, in the interest of National Security, this should be allowed. [Wink]

Admittedly, such a program may not catch anyone or anything, but crew members engaging in close contact with passengers, prior to flight, during another most difficult time for our airlines, should relieve much of the tension and anxiety.

Let me know if it works, just in case Sally might let me come back down to the airport. [Wink]

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Jetman
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Who are these terrorists? Yes, Muslims, 20-25 years old with names that end in Mohammad or whatever. There were no grey-haired grandmothers in the group arrested, there were no families with children arrested. Should we profile screen ? Well, duh!!! Anough of this political correctness, let's take care of our own security. Let's look at travelers that fit the profile. Sorry, if you are a good citizen, then you should have spoken up about the problems with militant muslims that want to kill all the American citizens. Where is the outrage from the Muslim community? I haven't seen it. So let's check every young Muslim passenger. It should help our security.
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Tom Mabrey
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Jetman,

There were women with children arrested. Being held under suspicion.

Terrorists are no different than any other criminal. They adapt. I don't agree with the concept of searching 70 year old ladies, but until a better mouse trap comes along what option do we have?

As far as outrage from the Muslim community we have received better. The Muslim community in Great Britain is purportedly responsible for tipping off law enforcment to the plot. There may be many westerners out there right now that owe a debt of gratitude to the folks who notified the authorities.

Regards

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mioguido
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quote:
Originally posted by extwacaptain:

Since recent news reports indicate two items are involved in the terrorists bag of tricks, hydrogen peroxide and acetone. Getting up close and "SNIFFING" should prove extremely effective.

[Wink]

i just figured a sure fire way to get around your sniffing technique....a double bean burrito from Taco Bell should do it. [Eek!]
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extwacaptain
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Dan,

Well, maybe you're right, but if an airport police "SNIFFIN" DOG" can tell the difference between a double bean burito and finger nail polish remover, certainly a guy with four stripes on his sleeve should be able to do the same. [Big Grin] [Big Grin]

A friend

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mioguido
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quote:
Originally posted by extwacaptain:
Dan,

Well, maybe you're right, but if an airport police "SNIFFIN" DOG" can tell the difference between a double bean burito and finger nail polish remover, certainly a guy with four stripes on his sleeve should be able to do the same. [Big Grin] [Big Grin]

A friend

i tried my double bean burrito theory out on Guido... he ran for the hills sneezing and shaking his head. i have to admit his training was to track and chase down Carty's, and not burritos. [Eek!]

[ 08-15-2006, 07:40: Message edited by: mioguido ]

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mioguido
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looks (smells) like someone was trying out the "double bean burrito" theory.



[Eek!]

http://www.cnn.com/2006/TRAVEL/12/06/plane.passing.gas.ap/index.html

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extwacaptain
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Dan,

This event would not have occurred during the "really" good old days at our favorite airline.

Our VP of operations was a cigar smoker, as well as a few of his line pilots. The wonderful aroma of a fine cigar (being enjoyed by happy pilots) drifting thru the cabin to be shared by our passengers would have saved the nice lady from her embarrassment.

As Winston Churchill supposedly said: "A woman is only a woman, but a good cigar is a smoke."

No one ever made an emergency landing because of a cigar.

Randolph [Big Grin]

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mioguido
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quote:
Originally posted by extwacaptain:

No one ever made an emergency landing because of a cigar.

[Big Grin]

seriously, are you aware of any emergency landings because of flatulence or anything associated with it?
this story could be the test shot for some type of reality show. [Eek!]

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