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Security leak at Rome FCO: Security area open at night

Old 5th Feb 2010, 21:20
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Security leak at Rome FCO: Security area open at night

Rome's Fiumichino airport is left unattended and open at night.
A journalist from Italian's Magazine L'Espresso was able to walk through switched off metall scanners and unmanned security checkpoints twice into security areas as well as operate baggage belts at check-incounters and access internal computers, as he describes in his article Bomba Fiumichino (Italian) / Bomb Fiumichino (English translation by Google).

Unbelievable!
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Old 5th Feb 2010, 21:31
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Actually quite believable!
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italy.... africa's northernmost country.
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Old 5th Feb 2010, 21:36
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This the same as the British Tabloid Press, and probably the same throught the world that confidently proclaim through their stories and pictures how lax the security is at airports and planes by 'smuggling' knives and powders onto flights

I would love it, (Kevin Keegan) like, if the journalist was subsequentially shot by the security services before they could whip out their 'get out of jail card'

Perhaps I missed the point, did the reporter actually get on a flight??

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Old 5th Feb 2010, 21:42
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Does he need to actually get on a flight to pose a threat?
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Africa starts below the Alps!
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Old 5th Feb 2010, 22:38
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italy.... africa's northernmost country.
FCS - I think that's rather harsh on Africa.
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Old 5th Feb 2010, 22:53
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Doesn't suprise me at all...I've seen numerous holes in security within italian airports
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Old 5th Feb 2010, 23:00
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I do hope they don't go silly with the security now. I love operating from Italy because of the Italian attitude to life. I would much rather operate from FCO than anywhere in Britain.
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Old 8th Feb 2010, 18:41
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FCO is the only airport I've been to* that requires you to pass through the security arches on arrival. Presumably this is to prevent you smuggling a bomb (or, heaven forfend, 150ml of shampoo) off the aircraft and into Rome.

* I expect someone will be along in a minute to tell me this is common practice at XYZ ...
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Old 13th Feb 2010, 19:39
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FCO is the only airport I've been to* that requires you to pass through the security arches on arrival.
Uh? Really? OMG!
I thought they had put it only on connecting passengers arriving from outside Schengen (which is normal as it is the same story on all European airports).
I will try it the next time I get there from London with a can of Coke.....

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Old 14th Feb 2010, 21:50
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I do hope they don't go silly with the security now. I love operating from Italy because of the Italian attitude to life. I would much rather operate from FCO than anywhere in Britain.
If today is anything to go by, I wouldn't worry. We went through another large Italian airport today, although admittedly through the staff channel. The belt appeared to have broken on the x-ray machine, so having stood around for a while, scratching their heads, they sent us all through the arch, cases and all. No bag checks, no ID checks and no questions!

Now if we could just cross the Italian security system with the jumped up little at Manchester that are, according to two separate ground staff at MAN, deliberately picking on crew and are now using extortion to supposedly "raise" money for charity, then we might end up with something half sensible!

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