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    Re: Man flies in to LAX wearing body armor and with a suitcase full of weapons

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Tammerlain View Post
    Yes he was wearing body armour, but had no weapons on him or access to weapons.
    That's not the point. How did he get through airport security wearing body armour? I was responding to a poster who implied international security was just fine since the weapons were in cargo. So I get on a flight in Paris looking like the Batman killer and that flies? (Excuse the pun.)
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    Re: Man flies in to LAX wearing body armor and with a suitcase full of weapons

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    That's not the point. How did he get through airport security wearing body armour? I was responding to a poster who implied international security was just fine since the weapons were in cargo. So I get on a flight in Paris looking like the Batman killer and that flies? (Excuse the pun.)
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    Is body armour not allowed on flights? It does not present a danger to the flight, the crew or the passengers, it was i am sure inspected to ensure it was not hiding any weapons or explosives
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    Re: Man flies in to LAX wearing body armor and with a suitcase full of weapons

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Tammerlain View Post
    My question would be

    Is body armour not allowed on flights? It does not present a danger to the flight, the crew or the passengers, it was i am sure inspected to ensure it was not hiding any weapons or explosives
    If you honestly think someone can get through TSA looking like our Batman Killer, I just don't know what to say.
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    Re: Man flies in to LAX wearing body armor and with a suitcase full of weapons

    The only thing he had that wasn't allowed was the smoke grenade. Even if it is in the baggage area, it might have been possible for the smoke to get into the cabin. Unlikely, but remotely possible. Most likely, it would have set off a warning in the cockpit and the aircraft would have diverted. But, what I get from this article is that all of the weapons were in the checked baggage.
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    Re: Man flies in to LAX wearing body armor and with a suitcase full of weapons

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    It was my stupidly ridiculous impression that every flight coming into the United States was subject to the same scrutiny and requirements at its source as a flight originating in the US. What a fool I am.

    What the HELL??? What difference do all of our security measures make if flights from other countries into the United States aren't held to the same standards?
    All flights into the United States must depart from a secure area in which all passengers and crew face the same rules as they do in the United States. Some times that secure area is the entire terminal, some times they screen you as you enter the aircraft. Now, while everyone must follow the same rules, I can't guarantee that the ground security coordinators in foreign countries will be as "diligent" as they are in the US. But, I do know most airlines train their own GSC's to comply with TSA rules.
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    Re: Man flies in to LAX wearing body armor and with a suitcase full of weapons

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    If you honestly think someone can get through TSA looking like our Batman Killer, I just don't know what to say.
    Body armor isn't a weapon, I'm not sure why you think the TSA would see it as such.

    What's he gonna do, bludgeon someone to death with his body armor? People have committed murder while wearing business suits, so, what, we shouldn't let people on board who look like murderers because they're wearing a business suit?
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    Re: Man flies in to LAX wearing body armor and with a suitcase full of weapons

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Body armor isn't a weapon, I'm not sure why you think the TSA would see it as such.

    What's he gonna do, bludgeon someone to death with his body armor? People have committed murder while wearing business suits, so, what, we shouldn't let people on board who look like murderers because they're wearing a business suit?
    They'd probably require it to be removed and scanned...but there shouldn't be a problem with it.
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