No scan, no flight at Heathrow and Manchester

#1
Which idiot thought this one up? Surely any real would be terrorist would just use any of the other UK airports not taking part in this scheme, or they would just fly/drive/sail to Europe and hop on a flight there to get to their final destination with 72 virgins :roll:

"Some passengers at Heathrow and Manchester airports will have to go through full body scanners before boarding their flights under new rules.

It is now compulsory for people selected for a scan to take part, or they will not be allowed to fly"

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/8490860.stm

http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/s/1191056_airport_body_scanner_compulsory
 
#2
Maybe this is going to be rolled out across all British airports in due course?

Either way, flying is no longer fun or quick (certainlu nationally). By the time you've checked in and gone through all security, it's almost quicker to catch a train.
 
#3
Which idiot thought this one up?

Actually I did!
 
#4
dropshortjock said:
Maybe this is going to be rolled out across all British airports in due course?

Either way, flying is no longer fun or quick (certainlu nationally). By the time you've checked in and gone through all security, it's almost quicker to catch a train.
well if they are.. it should be rolled out to every airport in the world, as whats the point having high security one end and a massive weakness elsewhere? All it does is make flying hell for normal joe public, whilst mr jihad just rolls up to a less known airport with his trusty plastic filled soft drinks bottles :roll:
 
#5
dropshortjock said:
Maybe this is going to be rolled out across all British airports in due course?

Either way, flying is no longer fun or quick (certainlu nationally). By the time you've checked in and gone through all security, it's almost quicker to catch a train.
But not cheaper. Interestingly, I haven't been required to remove my shoes recently. I went out and bought slip-ons to make life easier and now I feel used and unhappy every time I'm inspected at Gatwick.
 
#6
the key is to be sporting a convoy cock

I'll be frotting myself up a little prior to scanning
 
#7
M.E.N said:
Passengers will also go through the device if explosive or vapour trace detection equipment causes an alarm to sound
How will this effect people who have shooting as a hobby, or squaddies who spend a few hours on the range ...
 
#8
3_Peco_Seconds_GO said:
M.E.N said:
Passengers will also go through the device if explosive or vapour trace detection equipment causes an alarm to sound
How will this effect people who have shooting as a hobby, or squaddies who spend a few hours on the range ...
Good point. I go through every time with a small unsealed bottle of gyceryl trinitrate (nitroglycerin) in my pocket, which you'd have thought would cause an MP5 to be jammed up my nostril in short order but... er, nothing.
 
#9
3_Peco_Seconds_GO said:
M.E.N said:
Passengers will also go through the device if explosive or vapour trace detection equipment causes an alarm to sound
How will this effect people who have shooting as a hobby, or squaddies who spend a few hours on the range ...
You get arrested. Same as I do on and off.
 
#11
The equipment does not allow security staff to see passengers naked, she added.
Not naked in the normal sense, but looking at the pictures, unless i'm mistaken the blokes doofer can quite clearly be seen?

If the security wont be able to recognise who the scanned body belongs to, then is there really much point to the whole excercise? What happens if someone is scanned with a suspicious package etc? Keep all the passengers behind until the culprit owns up?
 
#12
Whiskybreath said:
3_Peco_Seconds_GO said:
M.E.N said:
Passengers will also go through the device if explosive or vapour trace detection equipment causes an alarm to sound
How will this effect people who have shooting as a hobby, or squaddies who spend a few hours on the range ...
Good point. I go through every time with a small unsealed bottle of gyceryl trinitrate (nitroglycerin) in my pocket, which you'd have thought would cause an MP5 to be jammed up my nostril in short order but... er, nothing.
Ha Ha!
I think that might bring on an alternative " arrest" scenario
 
#13
Can't we just walk people one by one through a giant detonator thingy in a reinforced cubicle? Anyone carrying explosives blows up in a nice controlled environment, quick hose down of the walls and hey presto, ready for the next one.

We could even put photos of virgins on the walls if it'd make them feel better!
 
#14
bigbird67 said:
Can't we just walk people one by one through a giant detonator thingy in a reinforced cubicle? Anyone carrying explosives blows up in a nice controlled environment, quick hose down of the walls and hey presto, ready for the next one.

We could even put photos of virgins on the walls if it'd make them feel better!
Don't be daft - where in the UK are you going to find a virgin, never mind a photo of one!
 
#15
#16
bigbird67 said:
Can't we just walk people one by one through a giant detonator thingy in a reinforced cubicle? Anyone carrying explosives blows up in a nice controlled environment, quick hose down of the walls and hey presto, ready for the next one.

We could even put photos of virgins on the walls if it'd make them feel better!
"Bomb Voyage".










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#18
Whiskybreath said:
dropshortjock said:
Maybe this is going to be rolled out across all British airports in due course?

Either way, flying is no longer fun or quick (certainlu nationally). By the time you've checked in and gone through all security, it's almost quicker to catch a train.
But not cheaper. Interestingly, I haven't been required to remove my shoes recently. I went out and bought slip-ons to make life easier and now I feel used and unhappy every time I'm inspected at Gatwick.
I wear dessies just for the fun of it and take my sweet fcuking time taking them off and putting them back on.
 
#19
Surely what will happen is you'll get a bottle neck effect of people waiting to be scanned, and all it will take is one suicide bomber to detonate in the queues and you'll have a another terrorist date to add to 11/9 7/7
 
#20
ximmeh1987 said:
Surely what will happen is you'll get a bottle neck effect of people waiting to be scanned, and all it will take is one suicide bomber to detonate in the queues and you'll have a another terrorist date to add to 11/9 7/7
On the up side this scenario would see a thinning out of suspicious looking members of the population should it occur frequently enough thus speeding up the security nausea for the rest of us.

Don’t want to get whacked in the potential SIED queue? Don’t look so fecking dodgy!
 

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