Is there airport discrimination? What would be considered discrimination and what would be called poor judgment on the passengers’ side? Airport security has been heavy and careful since the attacks on 9/11. Should airports cater to passengers or keep security in balance? If I fly, I would like to know the only thing I have to worry about is pilot error not high strung passengers going crazy and pulling knives.
Since the 9/11 attacks security measures have changed. Rules of the airport have changed. You can not take hairspray in carry-ons as you once could. These new security measures are in place for your safety and our country’s security. Are these new rules something that should be publicly ridiculed especially while in the airport? Ones actions may frighten other passengers.
Even if you are an American you can still offend other Americans by wearing tee shirts with foreign languages that may simply state your views. Regardless of what your views are other people have their opinions as well. If you choose to demonstrate your political opinions in a manner that is not fitting then you should be prepared for the consequences.
Rules and regulations are in place to keep everyone safe. Not to encourage debate and massive demonstration. If you act inappropriately knowing you are not to act that way you should have to suffer the consequences, even if that means missing your friend’s party.
1. No violent or derogatory talk or actions concerning security of our country or another country.
2. No inappropriate clothing. Inappropriate clothing includes mini skirts body parts hang out of, dressing in swimwear, tee shirts or other clothing with inappropriate messages such as favoritism towards any terrorist country, slang or vulgar language, and holes in questionable areas of the body.
3. Leave all metal at home that you won’t need. A pocket knife may be a comfort to you but it is a weapon to others.
4. Keep jokes to a minimum especially if they can be construed as a threat to our nation or another.
5. Never suggest harming others in an airport.
If you behave badly airports should have the right to throw you out or ban you from the planes. If you have no couth, check your mouth or find another way to your destination. Security was too lax and America to quick to cater to the offended. We should all stand up for our country even if we don’t agree with everything that happens. If you don’t want to stand up for your country, maybe it is time you go to another country. If you think following rules or laws in America is hard go somewhere else! Then try to complain in that country.
If passengers don’t follow rules should they be allowed on planes? I certainly hope not because if a person is agitated before getting on a plane what will they be like once aboard the plane? This is a question security must answer before allowing passengers on board. Security people have a hard enough job with out intentionally adding to their stress. Someone that flaunts hatred should not be allowed to board a plane. What will that person do to a plane full of people with no where to escape into privacy?
Any rule is going to be discriminatory because the rule is designed to protect individuals against a certain problem. If the rule is no hair spray, that is going to offend most women on business trips or trips that they will need to freshen up immediately after landing. If the rule is no head dress, such as hats you will offend most religious groups and some bald men. The rules are made to keep safety in balance. They should not be “forgiven” for being discriminatory. If they are, who will have to follow rules?