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farce airport security

Security Farce at airport!

Fuerteventura Airport: Buy a magazine with a knife before boarding!

The security policy at airports following the attacks of 11 September 2001 has left us all with many troubles at airports. A system anchored in security policies of 23 years ago forces us to almost undress before passing through an arch and almost having to empty our suitcases in many cases.

In addition, the stress generated in passengers and security forces by this circumstance means that not all of us have the best of wills, as when a user of the airport a securite threw the gum of his hair arguing "this is liquid, matter has three states, solid, liquid and gaseous", believing that his dream doctorate in physics would have taken him behind the x-ray machine.

All these avatars of travelers at airports are a recurring annoyance that becomes almost a psychological torture when you arrive at the magazine stand in the waiting room and between the crossword puzzles and a photo of a wonderful San Jacobo, a cooking magazine gives you ... A kitchen knife before boarding!, ... "This does not seem to be rubber no, nor liquid, nor gaseous, Toledo steel hear," explained the user.

We hope that no budding Mohamet Atta intends to travel these days, because arguing the dangerousness of the gift to the workers of the store, they chose to leave it on the shelf, things of merchandising we suppose.

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Absolutely ridiculous!
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(21-09-2023, 08:20 AM)Bill Wrote: Absolutely ridiculous!

I agree! €4 for that Mag is daylight robbery.
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(22-09-2023, 06:58 PM)Alberto Wrote:
(21-09-2023, 08:20 AM)Bill Wrote: Absolutely ridiculous!

I agree! €4 for that Mag is daylight robbery.

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The union of the Civil Guard denounces the sale of the magazine with knife at the airport of Fuerteventura.

After the complaint of the digital News Fuerteventura that in the newsstand of magazines prior to boarding the airport of El Matorral could any traveler take a kitchen knife of 14 cms directly to the plane, there has been a barrage of statements that has transcended to the island

In this way, the situation has not gone unnoticed by the Unified Association of Civil Guards (AUGC), which has denounced what happened, says the digital Gran Canaria, Canarias Hoy.

And although they have already withdrawn it, Juan Couce, spokesman for AUGC, guarantees that it did come to be sold: "That is 100% true." "That security hole is not normal at an international airport," he adds. As stated in Antena 3, in the program of Susana Griso, AENA would have given the order to withdraw the magazine once it was aware of the fact via the article of Noticias Fuerteventura.

Couce reports that the responsibility for what happened is not only the trade, but also the person who checks the merchandise that enters the airport. "To work at the airport, you have to take a series of courses," he says.

The problem is not that it is forbidden to sell the magazine itself, but "if you can not pass the security filters with a knife, it is a drawer that you can not buy inside."

"In fact, in catering establishments everything they give you is disposable material. You can sell the magazine wherever you want, but not there precisely because it brings a knife, "concludes the AUGC spokesman.
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