Once we go through the hassles of the airport security checks, one would think that security issues would be put aside. But on a flight from Boston to Washington, DC other passengers alerted crew members to what they thought was a suspicious package. It turns out the suspicious package was a set of keys, a bagel with cream cheese and a hat. Yet the man was arrested and was removed from the flight after he became upset by the accusations.
When the passenger was confronted by crew members he attempted to make a cell call. He was asked to hang up the phone and when he refused he was cuffed and arrested.
In a recent article it also stated that:
Recently, passenger complaints have resulted authorities taking action against innocent passengers who went to the bathroom too often on a flight and who were just being annoying.
In the hyper-sensitive world of flying, sneezing too often could get you kicked off a flight and questioned by the FBI.
Are passengers becoming to suspicious? Or are they just being cautious?
These questions need to be answered and air crew members trained in what is and what is not suspicious behavior. I don’t believe anyone would want to let something suspicious activity go unanswered, but who decides what is or is not suspicious?
What do you think?