More evidence of jittery nerves in the wake of last week's
terror scare... after an Alaska Airlines flight from Guadalajara,
Mexico was evacuated Monday morning after no one claimed a
"suspicious item" found onboard the plane.
With the current furor surrounding airline security measures,
perhaps now isn't the best time to conduct an organized strike...
at least, that's what flight attendants at beleagured Northwest
Airlines are thinking, in voting to postpone their proposed August
15 walkout by 10 days.
Government officials in the United Kingdom Monday downgraded the
threat level facing airliners in that country, from "Code Red" to
"Code Orange"... allowing the return of carry-on baggage to flights
from the UK.
If a hijacked airliner became a security threat, do you think it
should be shot down? Here in the US, the answer is yes... while in
other countries, like Germany, the answer as determined by the
courts is "no." But not in Russia -- at least, that's the word from
the head of the Russian Air Force.