Sunday, November 9, 2008

Modern Airport Security

If you have been to the airport recently, you have probably seen the latest technology in use to keep our skies safe. In a world with "sniffer booths" and full body scanners, it's nice to see security still includes a more traditional approach.

Just the other day, on a United flight from Puerto Rico to the US a passenger got a little unruly. She "struck a flight attendant on the buttocks and repeatedly pulled the hair of a blind passenger seated near her."

After repeated attempts to restrain the passenger with ankle cuffs, someone got a bright idea. RIP! The distinctive sound, known world around, and music to the ears of one particular blind person...duct tape. They restrained the passenger with duct tape while they diverted the flight to off load the offender.

While I cheer the ingenuity, it does reincarnate fears of flying knowing that the airlines keep duct tape on hand. What other uses could they have for it?

3 comments:

Daniel said...

What do you think they hold those birds together with anyway??

jake (to the) holla said...

i'd use it to duct tape the bathroom shut, just for kicks & giggles. maybe a knee slap, too.

Brian Miller said...

haha. I have been in a few airplane toilets I would not mind taping shut.