Friday, August 11, 2006

only one more comment from me regarding the increased "security" at US airports.

make that 2.

1. Fine, make me toss my liquids before I go through screening.

But what’s wrong with purchasing water airside?
After all, wasn’t everything given a security check before being stocked by the vendors?
And hasn’t TSA gone through every iota of my carryons before letting me through security?

The thought of having to check laptops, cameras, jewelry, books and everything else before boarding an American Airlines flight TO the UK (yes, folks, read their regs, AA is demanding it both ways), is unbelievable, considering the theft rate from checked baggage. Temptation is hard to resist.

and what’s wrong with a book, anyway? Oh god, might I start having….ideas?

2. This plot was uncovered by intelligence work in the UK - not by ‘Homeland Security’ or any other US government agency. The people thanking Bush, Cheney and TSA don’t seem to realize this. I hope the American people are able to separate the real story from the administration’s spin on it.

7 Comments:

Blogger nm said...

er, aa is making you check all electronics on the way to london?

me thinks we should reconsider london and go to Paris or Normandy in December.

sigh.

2:06 PM  
Anonymous lee said...

You can purchase water airside - just be prepared to chug it before boarding! (I foresee a great race to the bathrooms once we're airborne.)

P.S. The Girl needs her OJ - she's gonna be wailing on next week's flight if she doesn't get it pronto.

BTW, the "no liquids" restriction applies to domestic flights as well.

2:27 PM  
Blogger jk said...

right right. I know you can purchase airside...but you can't take it with you. My question is: if it's ok to sell airside, and every bit of my being has also been pinched and poked, why can't I take it with me?

because it would show there truly are flaws with our security????

2:44 PM  
Blogger jk said...

and lee: take the train. Much easier with a child. You can actually get up and move. and the seats aren't as cramped. Amtrak seems to often be doing 25% off, or 2-1, check the website.

2:45 PM  
Blogger Z said...

I agree with you. The Bush Admin is thanking their lucky stars that this happened when it did and they can claim ALL the credit.

9:17 PM  
Blogger Z said...

BTW, Chapstick is back ON!

8:03 AM  
Blogger jk said...

hooray! That dry cabin air causes my lips to cry for chapstick. (boy, that sounds like something that's been put through babblefish!)

9:47 AM  

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