BlinkyBill: I travel a lot, they didn’t catch the shoe bomber, the lady with the knife, airport security hasn’t saved a single life. If you think it calms the travelling public, you are wrong. If you are reassured by airport security, you are simple-minded.
All it does is add cost and inconvenience. We wouldn’t do what we do if the US hadn’t over-reacted.
Also, NZ legislation allows for screening for any passenger aircraft, discretion to <90 is allowed, but legally they can apply screening at a change of policy.
1 million people get a vaccine and 10 people get the measles does not mean vaccines don't do anything.
I don't think that argument is logical.
Now I'm not saying that airport security does or doesn't work, but the argument is flawed.
If you want to use this argument then you should stop seeing your doctor, because everyone who sees a doctor dies.