Here’s a crazy idea for New Zealand. Lets get rid of domestic airline security.
Having just done a 5 hop US tour where security is understandably extreme you can’t help but think of all the wasted hours since the terrible events of 9/11.
I’m struggling to remember back 10 years ago before those days and I feel for people under 25 who have only known the dehumanizing process that has become normal for us all when we travel.
And it’s getting worse. Now there are body scanners that take take photos of your squashed naked form.
It’s natural for security to advance so I expect things to get even more stringent over time.
But maybe a little country like New Zealand can do something different. Maybe we can reverse the trend back to the assumption that people are fundamentally good and that we are not afraid.
Being free spirited is what we stand for. What a better way to demonstrate this by being the first country to reverse the trend. I think it’s on brand for New Zealand and will be a huge boon for our tourism industry. It’s also an interesting experiment thant other countries will watch. Great for our profile.
If just dismantling the scanners is too big a first step, why not instead of having 10 people standing around, 1 person jumps on the flights as security just in case something happens.
We only have one life, wouldn’t it be better not having to queue.
What do you think?