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El Al pilot detained at JFK over retractable baton    Shahar Chai
1. It was in his luggage, he was LEAVING, dumbasses.
Bunnie Meyer ,   Los Angeles, CA USA   (11.12.12)
2. who would think
a retractable baton is a weapon. What is a retractable baton and why is it a weapon more than a walking cane?
ma nishma ,   modiin   (11.12.12)
3. he was practicing for the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade!
what's the big deal   (11.12.12)
4. I know
He was going to hijack the plane HE was flying all the way back to Israel. TSA has gone off the deep end with this one!
Ellen ,   Israel/NYC   (11.13.12)
5. Airline pilots should carry weapons, particularly guns.
Rivkah   (11.13.12)
6. TSA vs. El Al - whom do you trust?
Nuns, pre-schoolers, wheelchair-bound paraplegics... and now an El Al pilot. Way to go! As long as "profiling" continues to be a dirty word in this country, travel - both air and ground - within and from the U.S. will never be truly safe.
BJ ,   New York   (11.13.12)
7. u people
what you are all fighting about is standard procedure in any airport try leaving with a weapon like that from israel not only would you be detained you would most likely be blacklisted. a baton is a weapon !!!! its a striking weapon!!!! its made to club people and all weapons are not allowed anywhere near airports. its the pilots own stupidity try leaving with box cutters see if you can board the plane even if its in your luggage and not carry on the pilot deserves this for not using his brain and he deserves whatever punishment the authorities give him
VIKTOR ,   NAZARETH ILLIT   (11.13.12)
8. telescopic baton = blackjack
Carry this one anywhere in the world and you get arrested, You never know when you need one.for selfdefense
Yohay de Valetta ,   Valetta, Malta   (11.13.12)
9. Will need to think twice about El-Al if it has dumb pilots.
Michael ,   California, USA   (11.13.12)
10. to #7 A few years, I was stopped in
B-G airport. I had two 9 mm cartridges in my fanny pack. I told the two security people that I did a shooting course a couple of months before. They said I could not take the cartridges onboard and let me go. No idiot/thief like those in the t.s.a. would do that.They would arrest me and steal things from my baggage while I waited for my lawyer to come.
jason white ,   afula, israel   (11.13.12)
11. 10 - No idiot/thief like those in the t.s.a.
He broke the law, idiot - Wan't some horror stories about BG security excesses, including theft and vandalism I can provide by dozens, no charge,...
split ,   US   (11.13.12)
12. 10 ,...
There's no other airport anywhere that can match or come close to a number of complains of abuse theft and vandalism than B-G by it's goons ,...
split ,   US   (11.13.12)
13. Jason they did so because you're Jewish
If you would have been an Arab it would have been a total different story
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