Tag: Security

Because the US travel ban needed to get worse
By: Date: April 25, 2017 Categories: Air Travel,F'd Up Issue of the Week Tags: , , , ,

If you’re an American, you already know that people around the world either hate us or think we’re just plain stupid.  Then again, let’s see what happens in France this weekend, and we’ll see if we get a pass. Anyway, so there’s now a ban on anything larger than a cellphone traveling in the cabin…

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Dear Idiot, Welcome to Jail
By: Date: October 15, 2012 Categories: Air Travel,F'd Up Issue of the Week Tags: , ,

I can’t believe this kind of thing still happens these days! So some brilliant man decides to joke about having a bomb in his bag when he goes to check into his flight at Anchorage International late Saturday night.  Well, really his friend’s bag – but still.  And he said he was “joking” and “flirting”….

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Paying Our Respects
By: Date: June 24, 2012 Categories: F'd Up Issue of the Week Tags: , , , , , , ,

I originally posted something similar to this over at CatastropheCast.com, but thought it should go here as well… I’m not only a regular business traveler, but I’m an airline geek as well.  I have been my whole life; when other 7 or 8 year olds wanted to be astronauts and firemen, I wanted to be…

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Backscatter Machine Information
By: Date: November 19, 2011 Categories: Air Travel Tags: , , , , ,

This is pretty incredible.  Mashable.com took on “The Science Behind Airport Body Scanners” and did a pretty good job at explaining them.  It’s a pretty damned good article, and you should read it.  But if you only read one sentence, it’s this: No conclusive studies have been conducted that confirm that backscatter X-ray security scanners…

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Security is a JOKE
By: Date: December 20, 2010 Categories: Air Travel,Airports,F'd Up Issue of the Week Tags: , , , ,

With all the headlines going on about security, invasive TSA pat-downs (where a lesbian friend of mine has commented she’s had her labia touched – TWICE), and the like, what exactly is this getting us?  Where are we, as a nation, going?  Are we any safer?  I think the words you’re looking for are “HELL”…

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Guess what the TSA has been doing?
By: Date: November 3, 2010 Categories: Airports Tags: , ,

Okay, not the entire TSA, but one TSA officer.  One really, really, really stupid TSA officer.  While he was supposed to be working as a “bomb appraisal officer”, he decided to pull pranks on travelers as they came through security.  Seriously.  Example: As one passenger gathered their belongings (which had just emerged from an X-ray…

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What if there was a security breach at an airport, but TSA didn’t care?
By: Date: April 8, 2010 Categories: Air Travel,Airports Tags: , , , ,

Just happened right in front of me here at GRR (Grand Rapids Airport). Interesting.  Actually, not interesting.  Maddening is more like it. Me: Um, there’s a guy that just walked up the “exit only” area. TSA Agent: I wouldn’t worry about it. Probably just one of us. Me: No, he had a bag. He’s a…

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