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Saturday, January 10, 2009

The Future of Airport Security

Today, my confidence in airport security got a boost when I read a Budget Travel blog entry about the Airport Security Check Point from toy manufacturer Playmobil.

I thought it might be a great tool for teaching children the finer points of navigating an airport. Unfortunately, according to a few Amazon customers, it demonstrates just how lax security can be.

One customer commented: "We placed a deadly fingernail file underneath the passenger's scarf, and neither the detector doorway nor the security wand picked it up. My son said 'that's the worst security ever!' But it turned out to be okay, because when the passenger got on the Playmobil B757 and tried to hijack it, she was mobbed by a couple of other heroic passengers, who only sustained minor injuries in the scuffle, which were treated at the Playmobil Hospital."

If you want an entertaining read, browse through the rest of the reviews. The problem is only that I can't seem to find the toy listed on the manufacturer's website. However, you can order the Police Station with prison cell, for unruly or deadly plastic airline passengers on Playmobil's jet plane.

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