Is Airport Screening a Joke or What???

September 1, 2009

in Airport Stories

I’ve been examined, metal detected, my luggage has been opened AFTER being approved by the screeners, tested for explosives, pulled out of line for nothing, delayed and made to feel like a criminal without one reasonable reason. No wonder I don’t like to fly any longer. I understand security but….

We went through an hour and fifteen minutes of the longest airport screening lines I had experienced in Cinn, Oh. Next to the lines were display cases with all the little goodies you couldn’t take through security. Fine, I and my group finally made it through and we all decided to get something to eat at the Outback Steakhouse, inside the airport. We all sit down, about 8 of us, and the waitress proceeded to bring us all menus and silverware wrapped in cloth napkins. We all opened the silverware to find 5″ metal blade, steak knives! Real, sharp, metal knives, conveniently wrapped in white cloth! WOW. I couldn’t bring on a nail file but a steak knife seems to be OK. Hell they were worse than what was used 9/11.

Just in case anyone thinks they counted the knives after we left, they didn’t and besides we walked right past a waiter station with a whole pile of them, all nicely wrapped and ready to go. Go figure.

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saw September 2, 2009 at 3:51 am

I'm surprised about the steak knives – a bad move. But then – how are you going to eat steak without a steak knife.

As for the screening time in Cinn – that's so they can get a good look at your carry-on, and write down your name if they think you might have other good things in your checked-luggage for them to steal. Every time I originate or connect through Cinn – something's missing from my checked luggage. My co-worker actually had the BAG ITSELF stolen, his possessions returned to him in a plastic sack.


crella September 8, 2009 at 3:51 pm

That's horrible.


Fred January 8, 2010 at 2:10 am

Don't you figure it out yet ? they were talking about these scanner months ago before that joke happened in Amsterdam, the VIP nigerian got introduced to the american boarding gate, a sharply dressed man talked to the manager of the american ticketer then the whole gang got into the plane with the nigerian included without even a passport, a guy was filming inside the plane, I mean Hello !

this was a setup to open a new security market for these filthy security companies for the sake of homeland security, soon you'll be seeing Blackwater in your streets, and this time not in New Orleans but everywhere.


ps January 8, 2010 at 3:19 am

It would have been worse yet if the knives for Halal meat were mixed up with the knives for infidels.


Scaredoftakeoffs February 1, 2010 at 10:32 pm

ps: I LOLD


mike March 2, 2010 at 2:39 pm

In answer to your title question:yep!


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