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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (05.06.04)

Aero-News: Quote of the Day

ANN's Quote of the Day usually derives from current news, though we reserve the right to pick quotes out of history that have a bearing on the day's events and issues.

Sometimes, you'll find them timely and in keeping with the content of the day's news... and sometimes, they'll just be thought-provoking.

Reader suggestions and comments are welcome... and if particularly intriguing, timely, or poignant, may themselves become future Quotes of the Day.

Let us hear from you, folks!

Aero-News Quote of the Day

"They absolutely tear everything apart inside the flight bag, every piece of professional literature, flight manuals, head sets, they empty the overnight bag. It's being scrutinized at a level I have never seen in over 25 years of flying."

Source: Anonymous crew member on UAL Flight 200, from LAX to Dulles. The Washington Times quotes the ALPA, which says that flight has been deemed a "flight of interest" by the TSA. Crew members have to endure a second round of security screening, which includes an invasive inspection of their personal belongings. The aircraft is "sanitized" before each flight and even the pilot briefer is being followed around by a security detail.

FMI: www.ual.com, www.tsa.gov, www.alpa.org

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