1: BA boss attacks US airport checks

1: BA boss attacks US airport checks

There are 4 comments on the BBC story from Oct 26, 2010, titled 1: BA boss attacks US airport checks. In it, BBC reports that:

The chairman of British Airways has attacked some airport security checks and has called for the UK to stop "kowtowing" to US security demands.

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childplease

Philadelphia, PA

#1 Oct 26, 2010
Give me an f...ing break! A brit is complaining about US screeners? How about those power tripping jerks over in Britain? I'm a crewmember. He thinks it's unnecessary for US screeners to check laptop computers? How about their harassment of working crewmembers? You think it's necessary to take Tabasco sauce and lotion away from a crewmember who has gone through background checks and FBI finger printing? Those brit screeners try to pick a fight with you even when you tell them to take their belongings and be done with it so you can get on with your business. They get aggressive when you don't protest. This Broughton needs to take a look at his own country's draconian, power trippin', no longer empire havin' airport security shortcomings before he goes blasting the US or any other country.
OldCapt

Barcelona, Spain

#2 Oct 27, 2010
AMEN! UK is the worst by far of any country I have been to. I avoid it like the plague! They treat the crews worse than the passengers. But isn't it nice to know that even though they trust you with a 400,000 lb airplane with 150,000 lbs of fuel, it is necessary to confiscate your shampoo. The crowning blow is when someone with a towel wrapped around his head frisks YOU instead of the other way around.
Gordon

Orlando, FL

#3 Oct 27, 2010
OldCapt wrote:
AMEN! UK is the worst by far of any country I have been to. I avoid it like the plague! They treat the crews worse than the passengers. But isn't it nice to know that even though they trust you with a 400,000 lb airplane with 150,000 lbs of fuel, it is necessary to confiscate your shampoo. The crowning blow is when someone with a towel wrapped around his head frisks YOU instead of the other way around.
You need a anal exam by Smisek.
OldCapt

Barcelona, Spain

#4 Oct 27, 2010
Gordon wrote:
<quoted text> You need a anal exam by Smisek.
Hi UAL whatever, Always good to hear from our third grade contingent. Now, back to your blankee, it's time for your nap.

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