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Airport security-checks: Are they redundant?


Well-known member
Nov 15, 2006
Coming from the chairman of the BA which is undergoing a massive programme of cost-cutting, one could say that he has vested interests in claiming that most of the security-checks at the airports are useless but is there some truth to it?

BBC News - Minister may allow changes to UK air security checks

Many people ask that if the purpose of the checks is to prevent terrorism, why are there no such checks on trains, boats, buses?