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Airport Security Systems Not Necessary?

Jun 12th, 2010 | By

And while I’m writing about airline passengers, from Australia comes a slightly alarming story about passengers who had flown into Melbourne from the small Tasmanian airport at Devonport. I’ve read this story a few times and it still says the same thing. I’m sure I’m not misreading it so I hope its wrong.
According to AAP (Australian Associated Press) passengers were misdirected so that they didn’t have to go through security. This caused the terminal to be evacuated and there were delays to flights.
The fact that a spokeswoman (the report doesn’t make clear if it is an airport or a Qantas person) said “There’s not security screening at every regional airport” does concern me. If this report is correct, then this is worrying for passengers. The same spokeswomen then went on to say that if there was no security screening at a regional airport (which suggests there is more than one airport with no facilities) then the passengers are screened at the destination airport before they are allowed to leave the airport.