Monday, November 06, 2006

UNBURIED ALIVE 2

Just came across this excellent article published today that echoes my thoughts on the previous topic rather propitiously.

2 comments:

Davecat said...

'Britain's airports are, in other words, like North Korea, but with shops.'

It's like that here in the States as well. The shoe removal and strip-down queues are a little out of hand. On my most recent flight (Detroit to LA and back), I didn't spot any Homeland 'Security' people with automatic weapons, but there were a number of bomb-sniffing dogs. Frankly, seeing anyone with an MP5 or similar as you're about to board your plane isn't exactly the best way to embark on your journey.

I love planes and airports; I'm just not too keen on the people in them. Or dogs, for that matter.

Kristian said...

I write this from Glasgow.........yesterday I boarded a plane at Luton and was subjected to a farcical check in, scan etc.
I had 2 cans of unopened beer in my luggage...........I was not allowed to take these on the plane........so I decided to stand and drink them at the check point.
This was also disallowed as I was an obstruction, I was also not allowed to use my phone as It has a camera on it and I could be taking photos etc.
Then I had to remove my shoes etc.
Then they charge me 85p for a packet of crisps.........

"Britains Airports exist to show us how Capitalism would work in North Korea"