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Posted: 6/16/2002 4:43:16 AM EST
Travelers on large privately chartered jets would have to go through the same security screening as other airline passengers under a rule proposed by the Transportation Security Administration.
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Crank up the police state another notch.
Link Posted: 6/16/2002 10:22:07 AM EST
No, it makes sense.  At first I thought it was gestapo-like, but after a while, I decided they're right.

They aren't talking about doing screening on people who charter a 6-passenger Cessna for a glacier tour in Alaska;  they want to screen large tour groups that charter something like a 727 or 737, or maybe (probably) down into the larger bizjets.

So, let's say your a pilot, and your charter company gets a call from Suleiman al Hassan, wanting you to fly him and his corporate executives from NYC to LA for an important meeting.  They board, you take off, and at 30,000 feet, suddenly your passengers break into the cockpit, slit your throat, and fly the plane into a building.  Oops.
Link Posted: 6/16/2002 1:56:31 PM EST
"They've" been reading "The Lion's Game".
Link Posted: 6/16/2002 4:27:48 PM EST
I'm still waiting to hear what the gubment is going to do to stop terrorists from having themselves "Air Overnighted" aboard Fed-Ex planes. With pressurized cargo compartments and no pesky passengers, flight attendants or air marshalls to stop them, this sounds like a terrorist's wet dream...
Link Posted: 6/16/2002 5:01:18 PM EST
voilently shake and play "Kick the box"
Link Posted: 6/16/2002 5:57:38 PM EST
voilently shake and play "Kick the box"
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They already do that, though!

ESPECIALLY with boxes marked "Fragile"...

At least, that's been my experience [:D]

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