Hightened Airport Security Ruining Tourist Towns? 9 replies

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shadowcheat

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#1 13 years ago

After 9/11:( , as we all know, airport security has gone through the roof. These days its harder to fly to your relitives hous than it is to sneak mexicans over the border. The worst part of it all, is small towns. Some small towns rely solely on tourists coming in and puchasing goods to boos the economy of the town. Otherwise all the money in the town slowly circulates between the jobs paying workers, workers buying food, and the food shops purchasing goods fron the state manufacturers and hometown warehouses. If your math shows that eventually all thier mony would leave the town, YOUR RIGHT! Please feel free to post your thoughts on the subject:lookaround: .




Rikupsoni

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#2 13 years ago

? Why, if you don't have anything to hide why you couldn't travel? Atleast in Europe, I don't know if US airports are so differently securited..




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#3 13 years ago

Its not likely that they are much different, however, its just a bigger hastle as far as traveling n e were. tighter bagage checks and such can often change the minds of well seasoned travellers that would rather use some other form of transportation, often lestening their range greatly. The simple fact is, its crap that everyone has to take 5 to 30 extra minuts(sometimes more if very crowded) and all just to visit a little atraction on the way to your main destination. That fact often slows tourisim to a standstill in small towns near other atractions, such as monuments, historic sights, etc...




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#4 13 years ago

Sorry, but airport security is bullshit. I went through Houston security with a pair of sharp scissors, and my mother went through Anchorage security with a lighter. If someone really wanted to blow up one of our planes, or hijack one, that person could do it. Security is a joke. I was the victim of the random check yesterday, and I had metal snap buttons on my shorts, and I told the inspector guy, and he took my word for it without even looking if I really had metal buttons.




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#5 13 years ago

I personally am origianally from Ankorage, and i do agree that they have horrible security, possibly due to the nearby airforce bases, (Elmindorf being the main one as i can remember) however, the main tourist flow is from extreemly large citys with more people to loose, such as vegas airports(pretty much the biggest tourist atraction ever) and others in newyork and chicago and BIG citys like that. no matter where u are however, there will always be that one fat, middleaged, suicidal security guard who "just doesn't care anymore"




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#6 13 years ago

Well those securities can be little bit distrubting too, but some Security officers don't care, in Italy, Fiumicino I forgot knife or something to my pocket, and the machine started alarm, officer came to me and said "Show me your tickets", It was Lufthansa flight, I bet he thought "Not Air Italia, ok" and he said go on. So I got into plane...




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#7 13 years ago

U have some airport storys under your belt, but the sad fact is, with low pay and little natural sunlight, motivation is next to non-existant. if onli minnimum wage was higher....




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#8 13 years ago

Well if you want to hijack a plane you can still do it, recently some undercover agents managed to sneak in a loaded gun into a airplane (i believe was heading for the UK or USA). , also an other weak link is the staff. For example cleaning staff has acces to most areas and they could easily sneak in some people (or enter a plane themselfs via backdoors). So yes airport security, though stricter since 9/11 is still a joke. It doesn't hurt the economy much here, airports are still getting the same amount of flyers and the people who did stopped flying did so because they feel insecure. Not many towns here in Europe that depent on airports to make money either.




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#9 13 years ago
Dobry wieczórSorry, but airport security is bullshit. I went through Houston security with a pair of sharp scissors, and my mother went through Anchorage security with a lighter. If someone really wanted to blow up one of our planes, or hijack one, that person could do it. Security is a joke. I was the victim of the random check yesterday, and I had metal snap buttons on my shorts, and I told the inspector guy, and he took my word for it without even looking if I really had metal buttons.

:agreed I think Houston's airport just sucks, though. My dad will always bring scissors or razors or something on the plane (always forgets to not have them), and they always get confiscated on the way home. And one time some guy was flicking his lighter open and closed for about an hour on a plane to New England, ffs that made me a bit nervous...




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#10 13 years ago

Well now, (after the London bombings) security at Heathrow Airport has gone even more tighter. More baggage checks and more queues. I can synthesize with Dobry because that is just stupid. But when you think about it, airport security are taking good measures to ensure everyones safety throughout the world.