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21. Posted by hyypiaem (Full Member 69 posts) 10y

hi all
i think it should be done!! we have to stop these people as and when we can, the worst thing about it though is that they are nearly all british born, its disgusting! i am currently in barcelona and fly back to the UK on monday to stanstead im just hoping everything will be ok by then!

ps i also leave for my RTW on september 11th(i know) but we wont think too much into that lol x

22. Posted by jen23 (Full Member 73 posts) 10y

I fly on 2nd Sept for my first RTW...I was nervous/excited before all this. Now I really have butterflies.
The only inconveience for me will be not having a book for 11 hours, that sick feeling of not being safe until i land, and the possiblity of my valuables being broken.

Still, I'm thankful to the 'intellegance' + the decision to move rather than this be a distaster with thousands dead.

I know there has always been 'war' in the middle east..and I'm very open minded (and not predujice/racist in any way - honestly), but I'm opening worms here....The people who threaten the UK are all Muslim/Arab born, even in this case, if they are 'born' UK passport holders...this wouldn't happen if we were more strict on who we let into our country years before.
They come into our land, sponge off the benefits (& our tax), and blow us up. Something not right there. Can someone convince me otherwise?
I'm just airing my opinion, don't want to offend, though there is truth in how I feel.

23. Posted by Brendan (Respected Member 1824 posts) 10y

Has no one heard of "due process"? Allow me to clarifty:

"the administration of justice according to established rules and principles; based on the principle that a person cannot be deprived of life or liberty or property without appropriate legal procedures and safeguards"

In other words: "Innocent until proven guilty". ~20 People were arrested, that does not mean ~20 secret members of Bin Laden's Super Network of Terrorist Friends were captured by the hero's of England for all it's glory. What it does mean, is that ~20 people were arrested for terrorist related charges, they will be on trial and perhaps they will be convicted.

24. Posted by Sander (Moderator 4925 posts) 10y

Very good point, Brendan.
As far as I've heard, no charges have been brought yet, nor have any of the alleged explosives been found.

25. Posted by Purdy (Travel Guru 3546 posts) 10y

Quoting jen23

The only inconveience for me will be not having a book for 11 hours, that sick feeling of not being safe until i land, and the possiblity of my valuables being broken.

Where are you flying to? If its the states your right you will have nothing if it in another direction you can simply buy a book or paper or magazine once you clear security.

26. Posted by jen23 (Full Member 73 posts) 10y

Flying to Thailand. But its with British Airways, so surely the restrictions will apply. Never mind. I'm not really complaining, it's good they're being cautious i suppose, for safety.

27. Posted by Jase007 (Travel Guru 8870 posts) 10y

With these security measures in place, typical - just as they encourage you to take hand luggage to cut down on putting it into the hold.

Would you risk putting you £1000+ camera kit or laptop, mobile phone into the hold? what is your insurance going to say about it?

The airlines are going to get cained on this one, almost every business trip has a laptop nowdays, and everyone has at least one mobile.

One good thing i suppose is the enviromental benifit that will occur with the reduction in flights.
As well as the price of oil dropped $3 a barrel with the news also.

Every cloud has a silver lining, maybe this is it.

28. Posted by Purdy (Travel Guru 3546 posts) 10y

Thats great Jase - l just bought home heating oil last week should of waited it now seems!!!!!!!!!!!

29. Posted by gloworm (Budding Member 3 posts) 10y

I don't care about inconvenience or delays! I want maximum safety and security. I want NO items to be brought into the cabin by passengers, except wallet, passport, ticket, etc.

30. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 10y

From an editorial headline in our local paper yesterday: When our fears become what we fear most.

I agree that we need to have the safest flights possible, but living in fear is no way to live, either.