Re: Feds green light naked scannersJan 6th, 2010
Apparently they haven't terrorized the flyers enough. People still fly.
Impediment? They take out old precautionary measures and install new ones. I can't see much of a difference.
Anyway, so what is the alternative? Not being cautious and carrying on flying? Not flying? I can't see where whining about scanners is offering any sort of solution to keeping airports and flying as safe as we can.
AS JLM says, what really suffers are the short flights, it takes longer to fly between Calgary and Edmonton than to drive, (mind you, that's a poor example since the airport is in Leduc and not Edmonton, a 20 minute drive right there). But even Toronto to Sudbury, you're better off to drive.
The only way to keep an airport safe is to build a 5 mile perimeter around it, not let any unauthorised vehicle traffic or people into that perimeter and screen everybody who does enter. Still, there would be holes in security, but that wouldn't matter because the costs would be so prohibitive no one could afford to fly, and even if they could it would be less of a hassle just to drive to Disneyland. Problem solved. And don't laugh, this idea is already making its rounds, I didn't just pull it out of thin air.