Eirik Bogsnes is a curious Norwegian that flies airplanes and speaks Russian. He has lived on three continents, likes adventure, and tries to stay out of trouble as much as he can.
He hates commercial airports, and even more the idiots who through their “security measures” have made air travel a hassle to be best avoided. But he loves seeing new places and meeting new people. He thinks Sheremetovo-1 (the domestic terminal in Moscow) is the worst airport on the face of Earth. And that Aldinga airport in South Australia is one of the nicest. He is convinced that terrorists will get around any sort of security measures, if they really set their mind to it. But hope they won’t.
He can’t understand why policy makers couldn’t make it just as an unpleasant of a process to visit a busy shopping mall as it is going to an airport. That way fewer people would shop, and the world would be a better place. The reasoning is impeccable: The consequences of a terrorist setting off a bomb at a mall, is likely much greater than that of Eirik carrying a bottle of water and a pair of scissors aboard a commercial airliner.
Eirik is contemplating incorporating the “Society against absurd and unnecessary airport security“. Possibly with the subgroup “People for equally absurd and unnecessary security measures around the workplaces, houses and shops where the idiots who voted for the security measures in the first place go”. Would anybody like to join? We could also call it the “Association for abolishment of airport aggravation”.
So far Eirik hasn’t even been to half of the countries in the world, but even the continuing and increasing annoyance of air travel doesn’t stop him from trying.