Recently myself had to travel to Bombay from Bangalore on some official business. I checked in and flew out 15 minutes late because the incoming Air craft was delayed due to Air control at Bombay.
I had finished my business trip and checked in at Bombay. As usual it was announced that the flight is delayed by 15 mintues because incoming Aircraft was 15 mintues delayed due to air traffic jam at Bangalore. Wondering who has to be blamed for this. Bangalore aircontrol is blamed at Bombay and viceversa!!
The security had kept my bag aside and asked sir – you have scissors in your baggage? – thats not allowed and threw it into dust bin!!
I protested saying I have travelled with it from Bangalore and it was allowed. The answer was a sad grin and sorry from the over worked hawaldhar.
My questions included:
a) Can scissors be used as weapons to hijack and threaten people on flight from Bombay only? Why not from Bangalore – why its a threat from other side only?
b)Is it a money making racket of police personell or are they short of scissors?
c) It was not a coincidence that even my collegue had similar experience a couple of months back – are the police trained differently in different regions of this country?
d) Lastly, a fake bomb call should have actually beefed up the security checking at Bangalore airport and caught this offending scissors?
As the adage from a corporate trainer – Different strokes for different folks!!!