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Tue, Feb 22, 2005

Aero-News Quote Of The Day (02.22.05)

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

"If there was [a bomb] in my baggage, the security screeners probably couldn't find it."

Source: Esha Khoshnu, a frustrated 46-year old psychiatrist traveling from Phoenix to San Diego, in a comment reportedly made to a security screener at Sky Harbor Airport. As you might imagine, the TSA doesn't think much of remarks like that, so the good doctor was detained. Her luggage, ironically, made it onto the flight and all the way to Lindbergh Field. There, the America West commuter was directed to a remote part of the airport. Some 35 passengers and crew were taken off the aircraft and bused away while the bomb squad went over the aircraft and the cargo. They found nothing, so they searched Dr. Khoshnu's luggage. Still, they found nothing. So, just to be sure everything was safe, they blew up the doctor's bags. Khoshnu won't be charged -- she was released from police custody in Phoenix and, sans clothes, make-up and other necessities, continued to her conference in San Diego.

FMI: www.tsa.gov

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