Monday, September 03, 2007

Airline, sensitive to the threat of terrorism


Margin of Terror
Salim Jiwa and Donald J. Hauka


Venue: Lester B. Pearson Airport. Gate 107. June 22, 6:10 pm (EDT). “The boarding security was extraordinarily tough for the times. Passengers were first frisked under the watchful eyes of the Mounties and Burns Security while passing through the door-frame metal detector…” Thus narrate Salim Jiwa and Donald J. Hauka in Margin of Terror ( http://www.jaicobooks.com/).

“Furthermore, the airline, sensitive to the threat of terrorism, was also using a ‘security numbers’ system to make sure that all the passengers who had checked in were actually boarding the flight. The point was to make sure that passengers who had checked in had boarded their flights and not just their bags.”

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