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Airports facing chaos after US declares it
wont allow uncharged cellphones or laptops
onto flights bound for America... with
iPhones and Galaxy´s at top of the hit list

Daily Mail [UK], by James Nye

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Posted By:Attercliffe, 7/6/2014 7:58:45 PM

The US has declared that it will not allow mobile phones--especially iPhones and Samsung´s Galaxy - onto US bound planes from some airports in Europe, the Middle East and Africa if the devices are not charged. The new measure, which is bound to cause chaotic scenes at airports around the globe, is part of the US Transportation Security Administration´s effort to boost surveillance amid concerns that terrorists are plotting to blow up an airliner. As part of the increased scrutiny at certain airports, security agents may ask travelers to turn on their electronic devices at checkpoints and if they do

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: plex, 7/6/2014 8:01:07 PM     (No. 9913240)

Long before 911 you used to have to boot your laptop as part of the screening. No fixed screen, action.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: bkt23, 7/6/2014 8:31:37 PM     (No. 9913252)

Get rid of the TSA (and all of DHS, while we´re at it) and let airlines and airports handle security.

Ah, but security isn´t the objective, is it? Disrupting travelers, humiliating innocent people, and raising the cost of doing business IS the objective.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Keekng, 7/6/2014 8:33:24 PM     (No. 9913253)

Chaos? Bombs create chaos, uncharged phones create a nuisance.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Calvinesq, 7/6/2014 9:55:34 PM     (No. 9913299)

If we and other nations do not Profile passengers Now like the Israelis, many innocent lives will be in danger.

Godspeed travelers.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: mc squared, 7/6/2014 10:26:28 PM     (No. 9913315)

I suspect they have already detected such a bomb otherwise why pick on these phones?


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Reply 6 - Posted by: Cherrybark, 7/6/2014 10:27:10 PM     (No. 9913316)

Haven´t flow since TSA started their silly, PC correct screening. Being a self employed software consultant certainly make this an easier resolution and I feel for those who travel for a living. Personal travel is by car or by Gold Wing.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: ladydawgfan, 7/7/2014 12:46:43 AM     (No. 9913364)

I know someone who used to be with the TSA. They told me that, though they couldn´t be specific, if I knew half of what the TSA had caught but had not publicized, I would never fly again.

Every time articles like this appear on this site, the same people come on and pizz and moan about the TSA and having to take their shoes off. Poor grandma has to be searched and so does everyone else.

However, I remind everyone - TERRORISTS ARE TRYING TO KILL US!!! They don´t care that you don´t want to take your shoes off - they count on your anger in fact. And they only have to succeed in getting a bomb through ONCE!!! The bombers that were stopped in London were planning on carrying their bomb in baby formula. The female bombers in Russia had theirs built inside their bras.

The terrorists are taking this to newer and higher levels and some people continue to kick their feet and throw their Cheerios off their high chair trays because they might be inconvenienced a little!!!! *shaking head*

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Reply 8 - Posted by: steveW, 7/7/2014 1:30:07 AM     (No. 9913381)

Was Dear Leader Barack Hussein´s Gutsy Call made on an iPhone or a Galaxy? What difference at this point does it make, as long as his singlehanded defeat of terrorism helped get him reelected?

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Trigger2, 7/7/2014 2:40:50 AM     (No. 9913397)

What good does it do to turn the phone on once? It could be rigged to blow after a certain number of turn ons.

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