Washington – Just as with previous terror attacks, the failed Christmas Day bombing is already changing air travel security, from more pat downs – Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab hid explosives in his underpants – to in-flight restrictions on laptops.
The changes follow a post-9/11 pattern of introducing new screening methods in response to new kinds of attack – scanning shoes after the 2001 shoe bomber attack and insisting on 3 oz. plastic bottles after a foiled 2006 plot to blow up British airlines. But aviation experts say there are limits to throwing hardware at the problem, even if high-tech fixes could be developed quickly.
Answer by Carpy at 8:37 AM on Dec. 31, 2009
Answer by Mrs.Owen86 at 12:30 AM on Dec. 31, 2009
I think the best tool out there for finding explosives is a dog. Just sniff and go. If the dog hits on a person, then go to the next level of screening. Dogs don't care if you are male or female. The dog won't get all perjiggity when watching the full body scanner. The dog just sniffs for a chemical sent. If there isn't one, the dog is no longer interested. Dogs have beaten the drug trafficers' attempt to smuggle in all kinds of substances in an attempt to hide the scent of the drug. Just get the dogs at the security check.
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Answer by jesse123456 at 11:57 AM on Dec. 31, 2009
The war in Afghanistan is doing nothing but recruiting more terrorists. Bring the militray HOMe and shore up our birders here and maybe have THEM screening instead of some loser making 7 bucks an hour who can't seem to stay awake on teh job
Answer by sweet-a-kins at 12:13 PM on Dec. 31, 2009
Actually they make more than I thought they did.....making it LESS of an excuse to be so lackadaisical and full of attitude!
If you click on the AIrport Security careers link, you'll see that low-level screeners earn between $25,000 and $50,000 per year plus benefits.
I also read that in Germany, screeners earn $30,000+ per year which is fairly consistent with the other European countries and about 2 1/2 times the median minimum wage!
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