I mentioned the Israeli approach to airport security a few posts ago – they aim to have you out of the carpark and into the departure area in a maximum of 25 minutes by applying intelligent security checks.
Contrast this with Europe:
With Ryanair, and most other airlines you can use the internet to check in. It speeds up the check-in process when you get to the airport. In Ryanair’s case, you can do this 15 days in advance. But only if you confirm that no-one has interfered with your baggage or any item that you are carrying or checking in, and that you are not carrying anything for someone else. Otherwise you can’t check in on-line.
Right – don’t leave your coat in the cloakroom in a restaurant for the next 15 days; don’t let your colleagues or kids touch that laptop you are going to be taking.
How mindlessly stupid can bureaucracy get? Accepting a statement like this 15 days in advance is brain-damaged. And expecting anyone with a brain to take this form seriously, when it asks for this confirmation given 15 days in advance, is too.
Kill the form – lets see a minimum of intelligence being applied by our well-paid bureaucrats, and streamline the check-in process without such idiocy. (Yes – I have been flying more often recently )