the Israeli Airport Security Model won’t scale

… no matter how safe or how wonderful the flying experience on El Al, it is TINY airline by U.S. standards, with only 38 aircraft, 46 destinations, and fewer than two million passengers in 2008. As near as I can tell, Cairo is their only destination in a majority Muslim country. Delta, before the Northwest merger is included, reported 449 aircraft and 375 destinations. …

By American standards, in terms of passengers served, Ben Gurion is a busy regional airport.

Simply put, the Israeli airport security model does not scale.

Schneier on Security

Still, there are some features of the successful Israeli model that could be used world-wide. Anything is a better investment than porno-scanners.

(via Daring Fireball)

Published by Rick Mc

Career gymnastics coach who loves the outdoors, and the internet.

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