Tuesday, June 28, 2011

How to Breeze Past Airport Security--Wear As Little As Possible

In the wake of a jihadi's failed attempt to ignite his drawers and the subsequent airport security freak-out (the effects of which yet linger--just ask the unfortunate incontinent forced to drop her Depends for TSA screeners), there were those who joked that soon enough the only way you'd be able to board a plane was buck nekkid or close to it. Who knew these jokers would turn out to be prescient? Dennis Prager writes that
On June 9, a man boarded a U.S. Airways flight from Fort Lauderdale to Phoenix, dressed in women’s panties, a bra, and thigh-high stockings.
No U.S. Airways employee at the Fort Lauderdale airport asked him to cover himself. Nor did any flight attendant ask him to do so. And obviously, no one demanded that he get off the plane.
U.S. Airways spokeswoman Valerie Wunder was asked how the airline allowed a nearly naked cross-dresser to board a plane and sit next to other passengers who, one assumes, did not appreciate being seated next to an exhibitionist.
As reported by the San Francisco Examiner, she “said employees had been correct not to ask the man to cover himself. ‘We don’t have a dress code policy. Obviously, if their private parts are exposed, that’s not appropriate. . . . So if they’re not exposing their private parts, they’re allowed to fly.’”...

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