More Seurity Theatre
The US record of proactie anti-terroism is very sad.
Starting with World Trade Centre crashes, through Richard Reid (exploding shoes) and the Panys on Fire guy in Detroit. None were stopped by the less than wonderflul Home Land Security.
Look at the Pants on Fire guy. Was granted a visa ater an interview; Father then visits self-same embassy and tells them his son is a no-good terrorist.
Months after original visa issued Pants on Fire buys a ticket and air carrier verifies visa validity.
Pants on Fire flies to Europe, again his data is submtted through PNR and visa checks; he then undergoes a second pysical security chrck and is permitted to board.
Nothwithstanding the 7 hour flight the wondrous Homeland Security dozes at the wheel. Plane overflies Canada and just as it comes in to land at Detroit, his pants misfire.
No where did the pre-flight data stop this man, everything was discovered post landing.
BTW PNRs for passengers on Canada-boud flights are also given to the US as wel as Canada.
You can apply for your PNR filings with all your personal bumph including whether you ask for a religious meal by applying on-line to the Homeland goons.