Old Nov 21, 04, 10:55 am
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: New York, NY
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Originally Posted by bdschobel
How about asking the owner of the bag, "Excuse me, sir [ma'am], but the x-ray machine is showing something that looks like a bomb in your bag. Do you have any idea what that could be?" Depending on the response, take it from there. But look at the passenger and use a little judgment. Does anybody believe for one moment that a 60-year-old salesman was trying to carry a bomb on board a plane? Obviously, there was a reasonable explanation. Just let the poor guy explain it to you!

What's to say they don't ask?
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