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Old 04-02-2009, 06:40 PM
 
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I used to joke about Atlanta being so dangerous that people get robbed and shot right when they get off the plane at the airport. Then here is this article which is not a joke. Based on the article, the victim who was robbed was on a connection so it was in a concourse in the secure area, so how did the gunman get past security (especially after 9/11)?

Man robbed at gunpoint in Hartsfield bathroom | ajc.com (http://www.ajc.com/metro/content/metro/atlanta/stories/2009/04/02/airport_rob_gun.html - broken link)
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Old 04-02-2009, 06:46 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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^How crazy!

This actually happened to a friend of mine at the Miami Airport, but it was pre 9/11.

Something about this just doesn't sound right.
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Old 04-02-2009, 06:55 PM
 
Location: West Seattle, WA
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I don't infer from the article that he was necessarily on the concourses...he may have meandered out to the Atrium if he was bored. To have this happen beyond the security checkpoint is unimaginable, and the TSA should be called on the carpet for it.
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Old 04-02-2009, 06:56 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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I don't infer from the article that he was necessarily on the concourse...he may have meandered out to the Atrium if he was bored. To have this happen beyond the security checkpoint is unimaginable, and the TSA should be called on the carpet for it.
Absolutely! Either that, or it may have been two off-duty cops!
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Old 04-02-2009, 07:14 PM
 
Location: NE Georgia
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Since ATL is my second home I think this may have occured in the bathroom by the baggage concourse.

There have been some issues over the last couple months. Hoods coming in and acting like travelers, stealing bags from the belts, hanging in the bathrooms, and fartin' around the atrium.

At one point they had to have a ticket claim check to get your bag in order to keep the thugs in check. It has calmed down since.

All in all ATL is a good airport, think about it, it is the busiest in the world. There are some useless TSA agents and some with entitlement attitudes, which are easy to spot, but you have that anywhere. If you want airports that are current crap examples go to Miami or Philadelphia. Nothing would surprise me at either of those locations. Philadelphia used to be wonderful, but then again that was pre-John Street.
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Old 04-02-2009, 07:23 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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^I have to agree with you on this one, Georgia.

Philly has the absolute worst airport I have ever had the displeasure to experience. From the rude, obnoxious and surly USAirways gate agents to the sullen, dour shops to the leaky ceilings the place screams dump right off the jetway. Never again, hopefully.
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Old 04-02-2009, 07:28 PM
 
Location: NE Georgia
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^I have to agree with you on this one, Georgia.

Philly has the absolute worst airport I have ever had the displeasure to experience. From the rude, obnoxious and surly USAirways gate agents to the sullen, dour shops to the leaky ceilings the place screams dump right off the jetway. Never again, hopefully.
The best. The last time I flew Delta out of Philadelphia I was sitting in the filthy gate area. Began to read the paper and smelled the horrific odor of puke. Sure enough I looked to the left and old puke was on the 3rd chair down and floor. Was never cleaned.

In the 90's Philly was a great airport, must have been the last time it was cleaned. I just go in and out of Newark now.
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Old 04-02-2009, 07:45 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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^OMG! Sadly, I am not surprised.
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Old 04-02-2009, 07:59 PM
 
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Why does it take so long for these stories to be reported? Unless of course, by last month they meant within the past week (March).
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Old 04-03-2009, 03:33 AM
 
Location: Acworth
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My last trip some nice employees (not the TSA) opened my luggage and took some of my dogs meds (i guess they thought it was LSD?) and spilled the rest in the bag.. zipped it back up and sent it down the conveyor.


You can thank the "safety" rules that no longer allow you to lock your luggage.
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