I sit here in the Frankfurt Airport, "trapped" in the C concourse, because of assinine multiple security check points. I landed 3 hours ago, at gate C-16, from Washington DC. C-16! What luck! I am departing from C-16 at noon, to go to Bangalore. Awesome! - or so I thought.
No, the innane, meaningless, waste-of-tax payers' money security that had infected the US and Japan, has now infected the Germans as well. In 1999 & 2000, I used to connect through Tokyo Nartia, enroute to China. You land in a 747, get out of the plane in the middle of the night, drugged up on sleeping pills and alcohol, and have to stagger through a x-ray baggage check, where they RE-INSPECT you, and then put you right back on the same damn 747 to go to China. Silly Japanese, I used to think. It was so ridiculous, I customized my travel so that in 2001 I never went through Japan or their inane security after that.
Then 9-11 came, and the US started doing the same damn thing - checking passengers through security who had just walked out of a secure and checked plane. Our security checks are better than yours! What a load of crap.
Now, the Deutschlanders have the same infection. A nice Lufthansa 747, disgorges it's passengers, who have to go up escalators, down long hall ways, through a x-ray security check - OMG! I had a water bottle! I might be a terrahist! - and back into the same damn 747! Except the Frankfurt airport is so f*cked up, that there's no currency exchange in terminal C. If I want to get some Rupees, I have to GO BACK through security again, get rid of my liquids again... it's such a ridiculous pain in the ass.
Check the passengers ONCE when they get to the airport, before they get on a plane, then STOP CHECKING THEM again and again. Ridiculous. Inefficient. Wasteful of tax payers money. Meaningless. It gives stupid people a false sense of security - oh, I just got checked again, must be very safe. BS.
They are not not sniffing for plastic explosives, they are not doing EL AL intensity personal screenings, they're doing a meaningless x-ray of baggage and making people throw out perfectly good bottles of water, duty free liquor, and any other containers larger than 3 oz. What a joke. A very badly executed joke.
Oh well, I hope my cab driver takes dollars in Bangalore!
1 year ago