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Passenger safety before profits!

Reader comment on item: Niqab Security Outrages at Airports

Submitted by Blain W. (United States), Aug 4, 2010 at 17:54

It would seem logical that if any passenger on a plane felt that their security was being ignored, then that passenger would have right to receive a refund, take another plane, and sue the first airline for damages for at least their willing negligence. If there was substantial proof, as you have already started assembling, that an airline's security procedures was aimed at protecting the comfort and profit of the airline only, that would be sufficient reason.

A potential sceniario: If a typical passenger saw a covered person allowed on board without having to expose theirr face, the passenger should be allowed to publicly complain and get a refund. A lawsuit would be a nice next step. Along with publicizing the basic fact that burqas are not a religious item, but a self-protective one from another culture where women are chattel. The fact that burqas have already been used by women (or was it men?) to conceal bombs, is added support. Add to that the fact that more Muslim women, along with children, are being recruited and trained for terrorism, is also support.

It's apparent that airlines are becoming complacent about the ongoing war on terror. $10 an hour buys ignorance and apathy in employees. Airline security is becoming a duty to the government making the laws, and the passengers are mere bodies. That's one future benefit of the internet, where these weaknesses can be exposed, filmed, proven, and acted upon publicly.

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