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

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  • Yes....at least a 2 drink minimum

    10 58.82%
  • No, Safety first, take anything that looks dangerous

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  • Don't know.....Don't care just let me have a cigarette.

    3 17.65%
  • What about the pilots, if we cant drink then they shouldn't.

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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 humbolt View Post
    The skies are supposed to be friendly, but I guess we're going to have to fight for it - the old fighting for peace thing.



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

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    WASHINGTON (AP) Flight attendants, pilots, federal air marshals and even insurance companies are part of a growing backlash to the Transportation Security Administration's new policy allowing passengers to carry small knives and sports equipment like souvenir baseball bats and golf clubs onto planes.



    The new policy, which goes into effect on April 25, permits folding knives with blades that are 2.36 inches or less in length and are less than 1/2-inch wide. The policy is aimed at allowing passengers to carry pen knives, corkscrews with small blades and other small knives.

    Passengers also will be allowed to include in their carry-on luggage novelty-sized baseball bats less than 24 inches long, toy plastic bats, billiard cues, ski poles, hockey sticks, lacrosse sticks and two golf clubs. Items like box cutters and razor blades are still prohibited.

    Not all flights, however, have federal air marshals or armed pilots onboard.

    Rather, "acts of aberrant, abusive and abnormal passenger behavior known as air rage remain the most persistent threat to aviation security," he said.

    The International Air Transport Association recently reported that the incidence of air rage cases was way up, with an estimated 10,000-plus such events annually, Thomas said.

    Adler, representing the air marshals, said aviation security is neither "terrorist proof nor psycho proof," and both should be protected against.....snip~

    Backlash grows to allowing knives, clubs on planes - Yahoo! News

    Yet box cutters and razor blades are still prohibited .....It appears they will ask Congress to block the policy change by the TSA. Here we are being told these weapons cannot bring down a plane, yet they admit all planes don't have air marshals nor pilots with guns. Those little baseball bats could do some damage. So I don't think they can say a plane couldn't be taken over for sure.

    Which then again it is okay to bring knives that can still do damage and way more than a boxcutter can. Airline Rage is up and do they think it will decrease with more flights?

    But then it is okay to drink on planes. Should we allow Airlines to pass out Alcohol anymore? So now we can have weapons, while getting intoxicated over 10,000 feet, yet peoples public safety isn't compromised? We know we will end up having some Nuts attack someone. Some stewardess, or co pliot, and more than likely another passenger. Already we hear of planes being diverted and landing due to some unruly passenger. Or due to something they said even. But again.....I don't see how this still isn't forcing a plane down.

    So the Question I have is.....Should we be Allowed to Drink Alcohol on Airlines.

    1. Yes....at least a 2 drink minimum to calm nerves so I don't punch that lib/con in the back of the head this whole flight.
    2. No.....Safety first, take anything that looks dangerous.
    3. Don't know.....Don't care just let me have a cigarette.
    4. What about the pilots.....if we cant drink then they shouldn't.
    5. Can I still get Rum Cake?
    Of course you should be able to drink and have knives (or any weapon for that matter).

    This is what happens to people in the real world when they get wild on an airplane. They break out the tape.



    Footage shows unruly passenger Gudmundur Karl Arthorsson being duct-taped | News.com.au

    We don't need government dictating outcomes when all you need is a roll of duct tape and some balls.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post



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    Yeah. I flew Pan Am quite a few times. They lived up to their image.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Pilot View Post
    You would also need an oxygen supply at that altitude. TSA might not be as receptive to that.
    Good afternoon, Pilot.

    They sure are bound by so many RULES AND REGULATIONS, it's amazing they are able to function. I wonder how often they have to go for reorientation, bless their hearts! Imagine what their home life must be like....

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

    Quote Originally Posted by humbolt View Post
    Yeah. I flew Pan Am quite a few times. They lived up to their image.
    Ever see the Commercial for Korean Air Lines?



    Talk about a Plane.....although is that a Pepsi Logo?



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

    And they're still allowing keys and credit cards on the plane.

    How to Use Everyday Items as Weapons: Minimum Damage, Maximum Effect - YouTube

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

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Ever see the Commercial for Korean Air Lines?


    Talk about a Plane.....although is that a Pepsi Logo?

    I luv the part where they say.....Pledging!
    Meh, I'd perfer to fly Emirates Airlines:

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

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    But what about those lil Souvenir bats? Somebody could get killed getting hit in the head with that.
    Those little bats would be scary if used by a smart/skilled person.
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    Re: Backlash to TSA's allowance of Knives and Clubs on Planes.....

    I'm in favor of allowing adults to have adult items, and expecting and requiring them to act responsibly with them but not to deprive them of said objects until they do.

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

    I have always thought it absurd that they ban the little file on nail clippers while allowing full size umbrellas. I wonder if they ever check for hidden knives in umbrellas. They also have always allowed me to carry my Steinberger guitar which is very similar to a baseball in wieight and size.
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