Teen bullied by airline security

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  1. sobore
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    http://www.businesslive.co.za/experts/2012/03/10/teen-bullied-by-airline-security

    Overzealous airline security. My first taste of it was two decades ago, when leaving Israel for London. I was interrogated, my diary read, camera opened, bag unpacked - and finally treated to a full-body search.

    Escorted onto the aircraft by humourless officers, I was thanked for my co-operation and given a branded pen as a parting gift. You've got to love El Al.

    To the airline's credit, its security officers were neither intimidating nor discourteous. And considering I was a reporter and had visited Gaza, the extra attention probably wasn't all that surprising.

    But what happened recently to teenager Bregen Hartig at OR Tambo International Airport most certainly was. In fact, the airport fiasco - which saw him booted off his Joburg-Ecuador flight twice and banned from the airline - is so extraordinary that KLM and contracted security company G4S have been unable to fully explain it.


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  2. Blue Skye
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    i've read the article, yet i still don't see how this was legal or why the student was detained. of course that is probably the whole point of the article. it also really worries me, thinking that one of my teens, traveling alone, could be detained in such a manner.
     
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    I too lament the fact that I as a teen was able to travel far and wide, alone, without parental, societal or official interference, but that my kids, especially sons would have difficulty doing so even within the country of their birth.
     
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