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Published: Friday, March 14 2014 5:23 p.m. MDT

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Hutterite
American Fork, UT

I cringe when I think of this story. If this was an act of people with intent, it will be labelled terrorism. There are no hijackings anymore. My worry is how will we let them 'win'? What indignity will we add to the list of those suffered to endure air travel in the future? Will we not be allowed carry on, or the wearing of our own clothing (with an associated fee)? Or will infants be banned? A mandatory 24 hour quarantine, physical and personal security screenings, maybe (with associated fee)? Air marshall on every flight (with associated fee)? Terrorists don't succeed by killing a lot of people. They succeed by making us react fearful and foolishly. By having us spend zillions to equip out of the way small towns for disasters that will never come, or to detect wayward cows coming in from Alberta. I can't wait to see what's next. Maybe this is the end of children and infants on planes?

My2Cents
Taylorsville, UT

Though piracy and hijacking is still theoretical it does bring up some ideas on future airline preventative counter measures to combat this scourge on ships and aircraft.

There is only one culture that is the most effective in anti terrorist and inflight hijacking and that is the american citizens. We have been the most effective tool in preventing the loss of life and planes to terrorist and hijackers with countless examples of flights into and over the US where the passengers over took the insurgents, domestic and foreign. A much better deterrent that has been neglected by press and government because of the embarrassing to government trillion dollar failed security systems that don't work.

Perhaps airlines should do some on the spot in flight training and instructions to passengers is the answer to preventing these crimes. Self defense is their only hope and it will cost some lives but they have no other choice, it could save hundreds of lives if passengers knew what all americans know, act and react to personal attacks. Its the tactics hijackers and terrorist use so its is very effective for counter measures airlines should think about using.

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