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RE: Lack of Security

  • From: Mathias Körber
  • Date: Thu Sep 13 01:13:10 2001

| I have a feeling this one isn't going to stick. Most airports weren't
| designed for this. I pick people up from O'Hare at least a few times a
| month. Other than the baggage claim (which is nearly packed during busy
| times) where can you meet someone? I'd venture to say at least 25% of the
| people hanging out in the gate areas are there to pick people up. 

Most international airports have separated the baggage claim from the 
publicly accessible terminal halls. Changi  by glass walls, others
(Frankfurt) by steel doors etc. There is no need for the public
to be in those places!

| Adding to the fact that after this alot of people are *really* 
| nervous about
| flying, and having a friendly face there at the gate for them is 
| important.
| In addition, this requires you to coordinate *where* you're going to meet
| someone, rather than just being able to be at the gate they're 
| arriving at.

It works internationally, so why not in the US?