November 6, 2006, - 7:34 am
By Debbie Schlussel
Federal Air Marshal Service (FAMS) sources exclusively told DebbieSchlussel.com that knives were found hidden on a Friday, October 27th Continental Airlines flight from Gatwick Airport in Britain to Newark Airport in New Jersey.
The knives hidden underneath seats in the First Class section of the flight were hidden in compartments underneath seats, the sources say, and included leathermen and folding buck knives. The knives were not found until the Newark destination was reached. It appears the hiding of the knives may have been part of a dry run.
Incredibly, the sources say, Continental personal refused to give the knives to Federal Air Marshals aboard the flight. So much for cooperating in the War on Terror (not to mention the safety of their passengers).
And so much for the silly, ineffective rules requiring 3-oz liquids in a 1-quart zip-top bag. Apparently, screeners are so busy looking for those, they missed the knives. And we are hardly safe.
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