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Saturday, 13 February 2016

Fly safely, fly ELAL

I just got this mail from my New York born Jewish friend Jeff: 

"How sensible is this!!!" he writes,  "Boarding planes in Israel...What a simple and brilliant idea. I particularly like the 'spare' seat announcement. It's hard to beat Israeli technology..."

TEL AVIV, Israel -

The Israelis are developing an airport security device that eliminates the privacy concerns that come with full-body scanners.

It's an armoured booth you step into that will not X-ray you, but will detonate any explosive device you may have on your person.

Israel sees this as a win-win situation for everyone, with none of this crap about racial profiling.

It will also eliminate the costs of long and expensive trials.

You're in the airport terminal and you hear a muffled explosion. Shortly thereafter, an announcement: "Attention to all standby passengers, El Al is pleased to announce a seat available on flight 670 to London . Shalom!"

Psssst, as soon as this brilliant security enhancing check-in method   is introduced by the Israelis, it's bye bye from me to the  "Flying Camel"  and hello EL AL: 



  1. Great idea but this is false:

  2. Hi Jill,
    I wouldn't call it "false", I'd call it "wishful thinking" with tongue planted firmly in cheek, as I had when I posted it :)