OT: Flying and security was Re: [Novalug] traveling with disk drives?
kat at mindspillage.org
Mon Jul 16 10:26:52 EDT 2007
On 7/16/07, Ben Creitz <creitz at gmail.com> wrote:
> The other day I flew to NJ. I forgot to put my saline solution in a
> baggy, and it was more than 3 oz. They let me through after
> admonishing me. The bad part is that they were so excited to find me
> in violation of the liquid rule that they overlooked a 4-inch folding
> knife with a serrated blade that I accidentally left in my toiletry
> case. It was underneath the saline solution that they picked out and
> waved in my face.
This is fairly typical, yeah. I've slipped through with loose utility
knife blades before, but heavens forbid I forget about my toothpaste.
Apparently I'm not the only one.
"In one test, TSA inspectors hid the components of a fake bomb in
carry-on luggage that also contained a bottle of water... The
screeners at Albany International confiscated the water bottle but
missed the bomb."
(What kills me is flying out of airports where you cannot get water
past the security checkpoint. The screener is right at the gate flying
from Amsterdam Schiphol, and beyond it is no place to buy beverages or
use the toilet, before boarding an 8-hour flight. And they wonder why
people hang around outside the gate and create a big crowd at the last
minute before boarding.)
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