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Jun. 24th, 2005

So the morons at the airport might try to take my car keys. How pathetic is this?

http://forums.audiworld.com/s4b6/msgs/265394.phtml

I mean, it's not like an audi key is even toothed, it's flat on both sides and about 3/16" thick. It's a very square key that uses a zig-zag shaped internal rail for the ignition tumbler, as well as a challenge-response encrypted RFID transponder for anti-theft. An ordinary housekey would do more damage to someone if you sharply raked it across their skin than a smooth square audi key. But! Since it pops out when you push a button, clearly it should be banned.

Fucking christ on a crutch, people.

If perception of security is the main goal of airport security, then it's time to raise the bar on the audiences intelligence level.

- Keman

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kyhwana
Jun. 24th, 2005 04:37 pm (UTC)
Wow, if they do, what do you do?
My guess is you tell them to fuck off and drive instead of flying. :P
(You don't get stuff back that they confiscate!)
firedhusky
Jun. 24th, 2005 06:11 pm (UTC)
I think that is reaching ridiculous levels. Hopefully this stupidity will end some time soon.

At least they could offer some sort of mail option if they take away (aka "confiscate")of your stuff. Like fine , you cant carry your car key or a maglite.. but why you have to loose it for ever ? why cant at least charge you a few bucks and send it home by mail ? or put it in a safe inside the plane and give it back to you when you get off ?

A few months ago i went to pick up someone to the philly airport and as i walked close by to a gate, i hear this dude scream at me... "stop right there ! next to the yellow line ".... *blinks* after trying to explain to this dude with an overzised security guard ego that i was just passing by just to reach the gate were people unload from the plane, i was ALLOWED to resume my walking.

cops wanabe and authority + human stupidity = wtf !

*paw waves*

FDH
dogcandy
Jun. 24th, 2005 06:11 pm (UTC)
I've always emptied my pockets except for my wallet into my checked bags. They do not return or offer any way to return property to people at all.

I've thought for a while to prevent problems like this to offer little boxes or something for people to mail things home, or to check them in a non carrry-on box. That requires to much effort and thought for them though. If they can at their own discression say something is a weapon they should offer a way to store that thing on the air plane from the security check point.

The security check points at the air port here are at the check in desk, so when things are found that can not be carry on, the person can put them into their checked bag. Security seals the bag and sends it to the ticket counter. Simple.
hastka
Jun. 25th, 2005 03:08 am (UTC)
Yeah, I always put everything but my wallet in my carry-on as well. Though I think Keman hit it on the proverbial head with "if the primary concern is security" which I think ceased to be the case long ago. It's just a bunch of ridiculous FUD.

It's impossible to predice what someone will try to do to defeat security. And when someone finds a new way to blow stuff up, they'll add that to the routine. Unfortunately you can't be 100% safe, and that's the lie that the government enjoys spreading about air travel and life in general.

I don't mean to be too cavalier, having stuff happen to you sucks, and I hope nothing serious ever happens to me, but that said, I'm not going to stay locked in my apartment for the rest of my life.
captpackrat
Jun. 25th, 2005 02:18 am (UTC)
This is why I refuse to fly on the airlines. Doesn't matter how far I have to go, I drive. (Well, that and having a really nice car)

I also refuse to do jury service, because they have started demanding I take my shoes off at the metal detector. I used to be happy to do my civic duty, but now, screw it!
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