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Re: OT Re: Analysis from a JHU CS Prof

  • From: Patrick W. Gilmore
  • Date: Wed Sep 12 22:41:35 2001

At 07:51 PM 9/12/2001 -0400, David Lesher wrote:
>E-tickets are history, per NPR...

Why? Who cares if they mail you a paper ticket, as long as you are checked for weapons before getting on the plane? And if they are worried about ID, mailing you a paper ticket will not help, ID will still have to be checked at the airport.

This is getting silly. They are talking about removing all the plastic knives for "security". What's next? No pens? (You might stab someone.) And certainly no laptops! (You might bash the pilot over the head.) And I hope you like eating soup & jello, since you cannot have forks. (You might stick someone in the eye.)

Grrrr. US Airport security was a joke, and we all knew it. Please tighten it, but do not be ridiculous about it.

Other countries seem to let people fly without these pathetic rules. Perhaps we should ask them instead of making up silly rules.