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Best Canadian Airport Security Catches…and Biggest Fails


Photo: kenpower

To bolster Canadians’ confidence in air travel, CATSA recently issued a press release tooting its own horn, pinpointing its top security catches of 2011. We countered that with a few not-so-impressive misses of the past year.

To be fair, though, not all of them can be attributed to CATSA. And happily, we found nothing in recent Canadian history quite as shocking as the U.S. Transportation Security Administration’s failure to notice an undeclared, loaded .38-calibur handgun in December (discovered by airline crew only after it fell out of a duffel bag being loaded onto a plane).