This and That

July 6, 2007

Airport security

Filed under: security — yaadayaada @ 4:57 pm

I grew up in a country where airport security is a norm. No liquid restrictions at that time, but one is patted down all over the body just to make sure you don’t have any concealed weapons. So I am used to it. When I came to the US, I was surprised at their airport security or the lack of it. Wait.. this was before 9/11. Remember when the world(read the US) was a safer place.  Now coming to the present day, the airport security in the US makes one wonder, are they really doing these for security reasons or just to keep people in fear. Take the liquid restriction for example, why wouldn’t they allow unopened/sealed bottle of water while I can carry 10 tiny bottles of some other liquid in a ziplock. And what’s with selling only the VASA  brand water. Who owns it? I have never heard of this brand of water before this liquid security restrictions started. Anyone knows who owns this brand of water. I couldn’t find any information about this brand of water. One cannot stop from wondering if this is all a scam to sell this VASA water.

Don’t mistake me! I am all for security. But all I see in these security measures are loopholes nothing but loopholes. Take for instance, the CLEAR plan from the airport security where you register for 99$ a year, they check your background, once you are cleared as a good person, you don’t have to take your shoes, belts, etc, off in front of the whole world. But who is to say that the person who is CLEAR won’t change the next day. Don’t you think it is just a scam to make some money out of us. Do they really care about security.

These are just a few random thoughts that came to my mind while traveling last week. I have couple of more flight trips to look forward to (By the way, did I mention, I hate flying). So I am sure more will come to my mind. Watch the space.



  1. This is a water owned by CCda waters, LLC which is part of coca cola. Its bottled from the spring in Mt. Shasta, CA and in my opinion is some of the best water in the world. What a shame that Coke got their hands on it.

    Comment by Mark — July 6, 2008 @ 7:03 pm

  2. Vasa water is Marriott Hotels private label

    Comment by Anonymous — February 28, 2009 @ 9:59 pm

  3. Fly Clear does not allow you to forgo removing your shoes and belt. You just get to have your ID verified via biometric means by the Clear folks, allowing you to skip past the TSA podium and directly into the baggage screening line (metal detectors). Saves you some time, but you undergo just as much scrutiny.

    Comment by Anonymous — May 19, 2009 @ 1:33 am

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