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Airport security??????
March 29, 2016

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Airport security??????

March 29, 2016

No sooner is the ink dry when some idiot goes and "hijacks" an Egyptian aircraft and flys to Cyprus. It looks like Egyptian airport security is not up to scratch with the Russian aircraft blown out of the sky now this one ,I think I'll cross flying in and out Egypt any time soon for our holidays,Nuff said

March 29, 2016

Joined: May 14, 2014
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Airport security??????

March 29, 2016

Bob, I think nobody with even the smallest brain would want to go near anything and everything to do with "Egypt" and its near neighbours in these days of terror throughout our world. I think that the airport concerned, where the idiot flew from, is not worth the price of a grain of sand, and should be avoided at all costs. If the hijacker DOES wear a bomb vest, the Gypo airport  should be banned from being used for flying anywhere in the world. That includes all people from Egypt, and all in all, the whole area should be placed out of bounds. Surely Cairo airport MUST have detection systems for all passengers to be checked electronically for all such devices. If not, close it down immediately.

March 29, 2016

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Airport security??????

March 29, 2016

Tom from the info available its Alexandria to Cairo,an internal flight . I've flown through Cairo before and they have soldiers all over the place ,being a military and civilian airport,but your right who's going to fly any were in that region now ?????

March 29, 2016

Joined: May 14, 2014
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Airport security??????

March 29, 2016

Not me for a start. Lack of funds .....Besides, I can not  stand the heat that far south nowadays, (boo hoo...) cos it wrinkles my wrinkles...

March 30, 2016

Joined: May 12, 2014
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Airport security??????

March 30, 2016

I have holidayed in Sharm El Sheikh several times, it is quite brilliant for snorkelling and the weather is great. But; the Egyptian airports' security is like the hotels' security in my experience. Really scruffy, indolent guards and officials, usually with a cigarette hanging out of their mouths, totally disinterested for most of the time but always prepared to be stroppy if they take a dislike to you. They are mostly a joke, incompetent and surly, they might as well have a sign on their chest proclaiming "we are all pissed off and want to go home".I wouldn't go near the place now, I wouldn't get on ANY middle east flight, I wouldn't fly with ANY middle eastern airline, who in their right mind would want to travel to anywhere near Egypt, Libya, Tunisia or the like now anyway. Not me! I never complain about airport security, I don't particularly like flying at the best of times, the thought of some tw*t with a bomb or whatever being on the plane I am on fills me with no joy whatsoever so I happily submit myself to long waits and stringent checks at airports. I have been strip searched in the US on occasion all done very politely but with no room for discussion!! . I don't even like seeing people with beards and robes on my plane to be honest. Irrational? Maybe but as that once well known mullah said, "not all Muslims are terrorists but sadly all terrorists are muslims">  I know this latest escapade wasn't terrorist related but I think we could expect countries with known terrorist problems to be a bit more vigilant with their airport security. Maybe not!!

March 30, 2016

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Airport security??????

March 30, 2016

Guys what do you if want to travel anywhere now a days,I've booked for Goa next year but this time straight from Manchester to Goa no stops and a British carrier , Dave is right on tha money about Middle East destinations and the look of complete boredom of the security staff when you go through the system. Tom come on wrinkles on wrinkles,I'd sooner be warm than sitting at home on long nights watching repeats on telly ,recharge the batteries as it were also look at some young females in bikinis.

March 31, 2016

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Airport security??????

March 31, 2016

Take care Bob, 'er indoors might close your eyes with a right hook if you ogle for too long (ie 2 seconds. and 1 bikini!!) I am only looking for your health lasting for some considerable time my friend...

April 6, 2016

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Airport security??????

April 6, 2016

Had to drop off the grandsons off at Dublin for their flight to Frankfurt.....police/Garda patrols in or around the terminals none existent,out side they were doing speed checks on cars into (wait for it ) the short stay car park exit ,why am I reporting this fact last week we were told that security arrangements around Irish airports had been beefed up ,if they call this beefed up I don't know what they'd call the systems in place in Manchester/Liverpool airports .

June 9, 2016

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Airport security??????

June 9, 2016

Ok I'm not amused ,traveling Cork - Liverpool last week in and off and in then hire car no problem ....BUT ( don't you hate it when BUT raises its head) got the hire car back yesterday no damage etc and no fuel surcharge great,arrive at John Lennon terminal plenty of time cuppa at the sandwich  bar then off up stairs to security ,as you'll remember Wednesday was feckin hot so I'm in saddles (Clarkes of course) jacket under arm shorts and open neck shirt,here goes jobsworth ,iPad in tray,wallet in tray,watch in tray you get my drift everything I had was in the tray going thro X-ray ,whoooo stop take your sandals off ,what you can see all of my feet etc etc etc ( I must learn to keep gob shut when some twit thro his job has power) maybe asking him did he want my shorts and shirt got a snigger from his colleague ,but no he didn't ........the other line was allowing everything in a skirt thro with sexy trainers ,wedge soles etc me feckin sandals didn't register on the rector scales ,I put it down to he was a United supporter nobody could that ###############!!!!!!!!!!!! But €39 return was great price shame about the jobs worth

June 9, 2016

Joined: May 15, 2014
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Airport security??????

June 9, 2016

Hi BOB , I had 2yr's working on security  at that airport what you don't realise is that the staff are on camera  all the time , you would not believe what some people try to carry on to an aircraft ,and having to hand search some unwashed dirt bag to boot, a woman with half a house brick in her hand bag , sword sticks, a set of butchers knives and other things you don't want to know about !!  Sandles and  shoes are done on a random count of heads and woe betide the security  guy who fouls up, job gone!


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