Thursday, August 10, 2006

Airlines terror plot disrupted

From the BBC.

Police at Glasgow Airport

"A plot to blow up planes in flight from the UK to the US and commit "mass murder on an unimaginable scale" has been disrupted, Scotland Yard has said.

"It is thought the plan was to detonate explosive devices smuggled in hand luggage on to as many as 10 aircraft. ..Three US airlines are believed to have been targeted."

You never want something like this to happen, but because I was responsible for 10 people flying from Europe to the US last week, I'm glad we didn't have to deal with it.

From the DMN: " Hannah Pillinger, 24, seemed less concerned by the announcement. "Eight hours without an iPod, that's the most inconvenient thing," she said, waiting at the Manchester airport."

Airlines started enforcing new carry-on rules. All electronics and liquids were banned. Mothers with formula had to taste it in front of security. Everything had to be carried in a plastic bag handed out at the airport.

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