Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Airline to UK gov: no more security theatre

Irish airline Ryanair has warned the UK government to stop messing about with security theatre and to get their act together.

Last Friday, Ryanair threatened to sue for compensation unless airport security measures were returned to normal within seven days. The CEO of Ryanair, Michael O'Leary, described the new restrictions as "farcical Keystone Cops security measures that don't add anything except to block up airports" and "nonsense".

From The Guardian:

Mr O'Leary ridiculed the notion of searching five- or six-year-old children and elderly people in wheelchairs going to Spain. Such scenes, he said, would have "terrorists laughing in the caves of Afghanistan".

Of course the terrorists aim is to sow fear and confusion. Remember, you read about the terrorists' plans here and here first.

1 comment:

Ticket Air said...

When i had been to UK the security checking is very thought. That the proper way of checking passenger. keep it up.