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Southwest flight canceled after box cutter found
Associated Press ^ | March 5, 2012

Posted on 03/05/2012 10:46:08 AM PST by Free ThinkerNY

DALLAS (AP) -- A Southwest Airlines flight from Houston to Dallas has been canceled after a passenger spotted a box cutter in the plane's overhead bin.

Southwest spokeswoman Olga Romero says a passenger on the scheduled 6:15 a.m. Monday flight from Houston's Hobby Airport found the box cutter and turned it over to the crew.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: southwestairlines

1 posted on 03/05/2012 10:46:11 AM PST by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Let em try, it wont be like 9/11 this time. I think the perp would be beaten to death.


2 posted on 03/05/2012 10:49:44 AM PST by crazydad
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To: Free ThinkerNY

For crying out loud! Was there a Muslim on board? If not, quit the damn paranoia and fly the plane! They FOUND a box cutter and cancelled the flight!?


3 posted on 03/05/2012 10:50:08 AM PST by albie
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Ground crew problem?


4 posted on 03/05/2012 10:50:32 AM PST by Aria ( "If we ever forget that we're one nation under God, then we will be a nation gone under.")
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The plane is largely metal. Refined metal. I have no idea how they take off. Must be some sort of mind control...


5 posted on 03/05/2012 10:51:05 AM PST by allmost
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To: Free ThinkerNY

This is pathetic. The box cutter gimmick only worked once, and only because the passengers fell for the “give them what they want and everything will be fine meme that had been accepted for decades. In a real fight (and especially as I get older), I would rather go up against someone focused on the box cutter in one hand than against a real fighter with no weapons.


6 posted on 03/05/2012 10:55:09 AM PST by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Surprising that he wasn’t arrested.


7 posted on 03/05/2012 10:55:39 AM PST by loungitude (The truth hurts.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

They wanted to see if they could get a box cutter on board and somehow they did...but pray to got these idiots don’t try to hijack another jet! They will be sliced and diced all over the damn plane with their own box cutter!


8 posted on 03/05/2012 10:59:57 AM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Attack me on a plane (or anywhere else) with a box cutter, and we will see who ends up needing a band aid and who ends up needing a coffin.


9 posted on 03/05/2012 11:04:40 AM PST by faucetman ( Just the facts, ma'am, Just the facts)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Armed Pax
10 posted on 03/05/2012 11:11:47 AM PST by null and void (Day 1140 of America's ObamaVacation from reality [Heroes aren't made, Frank, they're cornered...])
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To: crazydad
Let em try, it wont be like 9/11 this time. I think the perp would be beaten to death.

Ditto that. One of these days they are going to pull another bit of this "dry run" nonsense and that plane is coming back to earth with a dead Muslim.
11 posted on 03/05/2012 11:15:35 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: crazydad

“I think the perp would be beaten to death” ... with his own torn off arms.


12 posted on 03/05/2012 11:17:24 AM PST by Let's Roll (Save the world's best healthcare - REPEAL, DEFUND Obamacare!)
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To: albie

Well, it could have been planted there for a Muslim to find on a later flight.


13 posted on 03/05/2012 11:21:29 AM PST by tiki
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To: Buckeye McFrog

There have been a number of dry runs and it hasn’t happened yet. The Muzzies will keep testing the system until they are satisfied that they can pull another hijacking.


14 posted on 03/05/2012 11:27:38 AM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Let's Roll

By playing that new game called, “Terrorist Tug of War”?


15 posted on 03/05/2012 11:28:49 AM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: crazydad

No kidding,, thats a solid plan there Haji. Hijack a Houston to Dallas flight,, on the defacto national airline of Texas,,,,with a boxcutter.

Sounds to me like a way to subject yourself to a **good solid ass-kicking**.


16 posted on 03/05/2012 11:32:14 AM PST by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

It hasn’t happened yet,, because the “dry runs” have been praying loudly,, sitting separately,, saying little inflamatory things,, refusing to turn off the ipod, asking for seatbelt extension,,,etc.

See what happens when they cross the magic line. People have a good sense for knowing when “it’s on”. As annoying as dry runs are,, people know the difference. I suspect you would easily be able to tell when to let the flight crew deal with some muslim silliness,, and when it was time for you to stand up.


17 posted on 03/05/2012 11:37:38 AM PST by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office)
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To: Aria

Exactly. They do a big show of Security Theatre on the passengers, but there are no background checks on ground staff. Makes you wonder if the guys from ‘Mohammed’s Airliner Cleaning Service’ are doing just a little bit more than clean-up...


18 posted on 03/05/2012 11:52:25 AM PST by BrewingFrog (I brew, therefore I am!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
If people carrying firearms were allowed to board airplanes, all of this hysteria over boxcutters, lighters, nail clippers, liquids, etc. would be over.

So would the groping of nuns, old people and infants at the security checkpoints.

19 posted on 03/05/2012 12:03:45 PM PST by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

OMG!!

This has gone from the ridiculous to the sublime.

When do we say enough is enough??

Are they going to outlaw the plastic cutlery used on some flights for their hot meals?


20 posted on 03/05/2012 12:13:06 PM PST by DustyMoment (Congress - Another name for white collar criminals!!)
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To: DesertRhino

And when it’s the real deal you don’t let the flight crew or the US Marshals deal with it. You take care of it old school with every male passenger on the plane personally getting involved.


21 posted on 03/05/2012 1:14:52 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: BrewingFrog
‘Mohammed’s Airliner Cleaning Service’

Good one!

22 posted on 03/05/2012 2:57:31 PM PST by BfloGuy (The final outcome of the credit expansion is general impoverishment.)
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