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JFK Terminal Dump over a tube of toothpaste!

Old Apr 22, 13, 9:40 am
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Thumbs down JFK Terminal Dump over a tube of toothpaste!

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/...93K0EL20130421

NEW YORK | Sun Apr 21, 2013 5:43pm EDT

Authorities temporarily evacuated a terminal at John F. Kennedy International Airport on Sunday to investigate a suspicious package, which turned out to be a tube of toothpaste wrapped in duct tape, officials said.
Now if we were allowed to carry on normal size liquids, this pax would not have had to resort to wrapping his tube of toothpaste in duct tape to prevent it from leaking inside his checked luggage.

WTG TSA.....NOT!
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Old Apr 22, 13, 9:42 am
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TSA manages to out-stupid itself in a continuous effort to suck even more.

How many people were evacuated *toward* the "suspicious" item, Pissant? You really, really suck.
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Old Apr 22, 13, 10:58 am
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We flew DL on Sunday (JFK T3) with carryons and I always carried my own instant coffee premix (usually 8 sticks @ 19.4 gram in its own sealed plastic wrap ... ) inside my stainless steel Starbuck thermo mug with no issues. Not to mentioned that it was alongside with my packing tube full of wires, gadgets & mobile phones, etc. Mrs. L's frozen "pate" - about 1 lb worth in a ziplock bag got pulled or re-xrayed, and was cleared after a brief questioning - which could've looked like something else, I suppose.

And, the blue shirt operator running the equipment couldn't simply run a quick swab to test it and clear it - - end result, delayed thousands for 90 minutes, and, residual backups lasted into the evening.

Another one of those, you godda be kidding again, NOT - out of abudance of precaution. Post-Boston bombing, I guess anything and everything could be seen and can be treated as possible IED to an "experienced" and "trained" operator ...

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Old Apr 22, 13, 10:59 am
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Good call. That burst-of-cinnamon stuff leaves your teeth with an explosion of whiteness. No bueno on the airplane.
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Old Apr 22, 13, 11:16 am
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Originally Posted by goalie View Post
Now if we were allowed to carry on normal size liquids, this pax would not have had to resort to wrapping his tube of toothpaste in duct tape to prevent it from leaking inside his checked luggage.

WTG TSA.....NOT!
It's clearly overdue for any piece of duct tape longer than 2.36 inches to be banned. And as for those who carry a roll for emergency repairs...
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Old Apr 22, 13, 12:48 pm
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...And as for those who carry a roll for emergency repairs...
They are obviously intending to use it for artful concealment. Or *thinking* about artful concealment. So string them up.
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Old Apr 24, 13, 11:21 pm
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Originally Posted by goalie View Post
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Now if we were allowed to carry on normal size liquids, this pax would not have had to resort to wrapping his tube of toothpaste in duct tape to prevent it from leaking inside his checked luggage.

WTG TSA.....NOT!
Wouldn't have made a difference...it was in checked luggage. I suppose one shouldn't let the facts get in the way of making a point.

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Old Apr 25, 13, 4:45 am
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Wouldn't have made a difference...it was in checked luggage. I suppose one shouldn't let the facts get in the way of making a point.
The way I understand the comment the passenger knew it would not clear security because of their 3.4 oz rule, decided to check it, and may have wrapped it in duct tape t prevent leakage. It makes sense to me except for the tape. I would have used a zip lock bag.

May have been a college kid. Duct tape is like the universal fixit item. Like baling wire used to be for us old folks.
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Old Apr 25, 13, 8:42 am
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Originally Posted by InkUnderNails View Post
... passenger knew it would not clear security because of their 3.4 oz rule, decided to check it, and may have wrapped it in duct tape t prevent leakage. It makes sense to me except for the tape. I would have used a zip lock bag ... Duct tape is like the universal fixit item. Like baling wire used to be for us old folks.
Clear/transparent duct tape that's TSA friendly ... b/c I carry & use them and it is in my backpack on the go
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Old Apr 25, 13, 11:19 am
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Originally Posted by InkUnderNails View Post
The way I understand the comment the passenger knew it would not clear security because of their 3.4 oz rule, decided to check it, and may have wrapped it in duct tape t prevent leakage. It makes sense to me except for the tape. I would have used a zip lock bag.

May have been a college kid. Duct tape is like the universal fixit item. Like baling wire used to be for us old folks.
I agree completely ^
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Old Apr 25, 13, 11:40 am
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When you fly in bc on AA to an intl. destination, you get an amenity kit, which contains a tube of toothpaste 5 grams or 10 grams, used with an electric/battery toothbrush last a long time--between 15 and 20 brushings.
So, you don't have to resort to wrapping stuff with duct tape.
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Old Apr 25, 13, 12:33 pm
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If it was in checked baggage, why a terminal dump?
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Old Apr 25, 13, 2:06 pm
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I missed the part about its being in checked luggage the first time around. Now where's that picture of the double face-palm?

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Old Apr 25, 13, 11:11 pm
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Originally Posted by Spiff View Post
TSA manages to out-stupid itself in a continuous effort to suck even more.

How many people were evacuated *toward* the "suspicious" item, Pissant? You really, really suck.
Yeah, there is no reason to be evacuated at entire DL terminal. TSA is such a loser! They doesn't listening to those customers. They doesn't change for the behavior.

Just stop acting like a third grade kid!! They have be more mature!!!

Good riddance to TSA!!!

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