September 19, 2006

FLYING

I'm flying home this weekend for my reunion, so I looked up what is not permitted on the plane these days. I can take a corkscrew but not a chapstick? OK. I'm just taking my wallet and a book.

I also ran across this horrifying account of a mother watching her seven year old son get felt up by airport screeners (via RWN). She's right: is it really making us safer for someone to thoroughly check her kid's underroos? Sad.

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1 Wow...I love them both! The felting came out nicely on the half-eaten Unikat bag...

Posted by: Erin at September 20, 2006 04:53 AM (023Of)

2 Ugh. Don't even get me started on this. I wasn't as well prepared as you always seem to be, so I didn't check online before I left for my flight a couple of weeks ago. But I was sure to ask the lady at the ticketing counter if I had anything that should be packed in my checked luggage. She said what I had was fine. So I got to security, and they must have taken about $20 worth of stuff out of my purse. I was ticked off. Not at them - they were just doing their jobs - but at those terrorist f-ers that are making it impossible for normal people to bring lip gloss on the airplane.

Posted by: Erin at September 20, 2006 04:57 AM (023Of)

3 Even little Freddie must have looked like a terrorist this past weekend when we flew home from Albany. He had on little shoes and just as I went to walk us through the metal detector, the security person made me take off his shoes. I just smiled and said ok. Other passengers were more upset than I was. I guess we were kinda slow going through all the checks with a 5 person family. Good thing the boys' shoes are velcro, otherwise I would have stopped up the line tying their shoes...hehehe!

Posted by: Angie at September 20, 2006 05:59 AM (SA3c9)

4 I missed my flight by 15 minutes (lost in a strange city) so I automatically got tagged to be searched by security. They claimed it was 'random',but please. It's because I didn't show up for my flight. I was fine with it,they had to do what they had to do,but come on! In my pale pink linen dress with matching coat..was I really who they needed to worry about?

Posted by: MaryIndiana at September 21, 2006 05:18 AM (YwdKL)

5 We let them get away with far too much in the name of so called "safety"! Since I no longer have to travel with children, anyone who tries their "feel-up" fun with me will be reported. I'm a big enough girl to miss a plane for a principle. I will make a fuss and I will have the police called. There is no excuse for such behavior. They know perfectly well that there isn't anything being carried on in a bra like that. This doesn't keep us safe, it's creating jobs for sexual perverts. It's gross! If we all started creating a fuss and reporting inappropriate touching - this crap would stop really quick! The thing is, once she got upset and said she wanted to report it - they suddenly hussled them through and were done. Now nothing has been reported and those people are still getting their jollies from unsuspecting women and children.

Posted by: Teresa at September 21, 2006 09:49 AM (o4pJS)

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