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United States Patent 6,933,851
Hahne , et al. August 23, 2005
Air travel security method, system and device


A method of providing air travel security for passengers traveling via an aircraft comprises situating a remotely activatable electric shock device on each of the passengers in position to deliver a disabling electrical shock when activated; and arming the electric shock devices for subsequent selective activation by a selectively operable remote control disposed within the aircraft. The remotely activatable electric shock devices each have activation circuitry responsive to the activating signal transmitted from the selectively operable remote control means. The activated electric shock device is operable to deliver the disabling electrical shock to that passenger.

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lets just handcuff them to their seats

I don't know about you, but I'll be asking very politely when I need to use the lavatory...

OMFG, it's not the nicest way to fly :D, if a thing like this could be mandatory on airlines, there's no chance to the industry, however, who is the smart one who think in passengers like everyone is a terrorist?

Could we fly naked? it's better without clothes than electrically shocked

Bad news for airline passengers

this wouldn't work. what about those who have heart problems? or those who do but don't know.
it would just end up with massive amounts of lawsuits if anything

After watching Zeitgeist, ridiculous measures like this just make me even more worried. Measures of this kind... there's really no point.