View Poll Results: Should We be Allowed to Drink Alcohol On Airlines?

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Thread: Backlash to TSA's allowance of Knives and Clubs on Planes.....

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    Re: Backlash to TSA's allowance of Knives and Clubs on Planes.....

    Quote Originally Posted by polgara View Post
    Good morning, Humbolt.

    Agreed. If the threat of being thrown off the plane at 35,000 feet doesn't serve as an incentive to good behavior, I don't know what will! Although you will have your inevitable whiners who would ask for a parachute. They should just be told there is no money for extras like that!
    We always seem to start out with these things believing people will act in an acceptable manner, and of course there's always the bad actors that take advantage of that. If we would let it be known that unacceptable behavior will be dealt with harshly and summarily, much of it would stop. Permanent denial of flying privileges seems reasonable to me at the first instance of such behavior. Some people just need to have their asses kicked.

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    Re: Backlash to TSA's allowance of Knives and Clubs on Planes.....

    I actually want to abolish the Department of Homeland Security, and the TSA. Leave airport security up to the airports.

    I'm so sick of hearing about TSA officials frisking some elderly, disabled, or young person for ridiculous reasons. That elderly woman isn't going to knit an Afghan....that man in the wheelchair won't have bombs in his crap bag...and that child isn't about to launch a mustard gas bomb from her Barbie!

    It is all so infuriating
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    Re: Backlash to TSA's allowance of Knives and Clubs on Planes.....

    Good luck killing 1 person with a non-lockable pocket knife or golf club... You are more likely to cut your own finger off trying to assault with a non-lock pocket knife and can only depend on little light slashing motions that would really only cut up forearms a bit. You cant even swing a golfclub in a plane plus it would be very easy to get to the outside or inside of the weighted part of the club. With a golf club you would have to land "that one strike" unless someone was just passively standing there doing nothing.
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    Re: Backlash to TSA's allowance of Knives and Clubs on Planes.....

    Remember how many innocents there were before TSA? I mean, stuff happened all the time. What was that? Are you saying things didn't happen all the time?

    Hmm...

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    Re: Backlash to TSA's allowance of Knives and Clubs on Planes.....

    Quote Originally Posted by humbolt View Post
    We always seem to start out with these things believing people will act in an acceptable manner, and of course there's always the bad actors that take advantage of that. If we would let it be known that unacceptable behavior will be dealt with harshly and summarily, much of it would stop. Permanent denial of flying privileges seems reasonable to me at the first instance of such behavior. Some people just need to have their asses kicked.
    Agreed. So why does it seem we cater to the troublemakers? Political Correctness gone wrong....Sheesh!

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    Re: Backlash to TSA's allowance of Knives and Clubs on Planes.....

    How did I realize that self important ass who ignorantly thinks he speaks for the entire workforce would be the individual mentioned the moment I saw reference to the Air Marshals.

    FFS. Sorry, Jon Adler drives me crazy.

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    Re: Backlash to TSA's allowance of Knives and Clubs on Planes.....

    Quote Originally Posted by GottaGo View Post
    I have several extended family members as flight attendants. They are furious about this idea. They would be the ones supseptable to injury or hostage position if someone were so inclined.

    Adding alcohol to the mix, and it could get very nasty.

    Indeed it could get nasty especially if they are on some sort of medication and then they mix the Alcohol with them.....although with Air Rage we see how they divert the plane for the landing. With either the Pilots or the flight attendants calling the police to inform them.

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    Re: Backlash to TSA's allowance of Knives and Clubs on Planes.....

    Quote Originally Posted by GottaGo View Post
    They'll notice if you try to join the Mile High Club? Them, and a couple odd hundred passengers, lol.
    this sounds like ya is speaking from experience. Anything else we should know that could give us away?

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    Re: Backlash to TSA's allowance of Knives and Clubs on Planes.....

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    Well, I think if one isn't allowed to have alcohol on planes, they'll just load up at the airport bar. Two drink maximum and none if one appears intoxicated would seem reasonable. Stiff fines for those who cause a problem on a plane...posted "rules of the road," if you will, at boarding. That's my uneducated opinion.

    Frankly, I think the flight attendants are in the best position to call the shot on this one. They are in the front lines and know one helluva lot more about consequences of in-flight drinking than anyone here. I couldn't care any less which way it goes.

    As for knives, souvenir baseball bats and the like? I think TSA is nutz. If it's too time-consuming to collect them all, they should fine people $25 an item and use that to fund their added needed security to enforce. Don't have the $25 right-then-right-there? You don't fly.
    I would agree with you Maggie.....plus the flight attendants are more apt to notice someone that isn't acting Right or may be confrontational. As they are on the front lines. I was told they were taking a class to notice certain things that are out of place.

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    Re: Backlash to TSA's allowance of Knives and Clubs on Planes.....

    Hell yes alcohol should be allowed on planes and this uproar over knives is ridiculous. Doesn't anybody remember life before 9/11?

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