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  • Realistically, it is impossible for a truly secure flight to occur. Security checks are an attempt at psychological defense: they're meant to deter people from bringing things there in the first place. Once the thing is there, security's only hope is really that the person will become nervous and give themselves away.

    I'm glad you're okay.

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    • Well, from what I know El Al [elal.co.il] (Israel's plane company) has to deal with terrorism problems (bombing and such). They have very long and expensive but efficient security measures.

      One of Bruce Schneier's recent Crypto-gram had a long discussion about these issues: Crypto-gram, September 30, 2001 [counterpane.com].

      • Spiffy...! My only experience (my very *limited* experience) with flying has been five or six flights in the U.S. I had heard that security measures in Europe were pretty stringent, but I'd never thought to find out about Israeli security issues.

        My only real point was that *any* security measure can, eventually, be defeated.

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  • your holiday. I found these photos [nytimes.com] taken on the plane by a passenger...don't know if you want to look at them but....