Thu, May 06, 2004
Aero-News: Quote of the Day
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
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
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