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New TSA Idiocy: "Beverages received on the plane may not be carried off the plane."

New TSA Idiocy: "Beverages received on the plane may not be carried off the plane."

Old Aug 25, 06, 10:34 pm
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Angry New TSA Idiocy: "Beverages received on the plane may not be carried off the plane."

I overheard two FAs discussing a "new announcement" on a flight today. The purser claimed the TSA had asked them to tell passengers that beverages received on the plane could not be taken off the plane.

The second FA found this utterly ridiculous and asked if it was some kind of joke, and the purser seemed to agree--but said the TSA was requiring the announcement, and sure enough, the announcement was made midway through the beverage service.

So WHAT IS THE TSA WORRIED ABOUT?!!! A "dangerous" liquid being taken OFF a plane?!
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Old Aug 25, 06, 10:51 pm
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Originally Posted by exerda
I overheard two FAs discussing a "new announcement" on a flight today. The purser claimed the TSA had asked them to tell passengers that beverages received on the plane could not be taken off the plane.

The second FA found this utterly ridiculous and asked if it was some kind of joke, and the purser seemed to agree--but said the TSA was requiring the announcement, and sure enough, the announcement was made midway through the beverage service.

So WHAT IS THE TSA WORRIED ABOUT?!!! A "dangerous" liquid being taken OFF a plane?!
Please tell me you're not serious...

We need a *GROAN* smiley here really bad... at this point, I'm way past , doesn't cut it anymore and is not indicative of what this country is coming to.
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Old Aug 25, 06, 10:58 pm
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For the love of all that's sane, please tell me you're joking. If not, this is just another new low in stupidity that TSA surpassed. I don't even want to guess what the next low will be.

Originally Posted by exerda
So WHAT IS THE TSA WORRIED ABOUT?!!! A "dangerous" liquid being taken OFF a plane?!
This is yet another admisison that TSA is not confident in its screening.

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We need a *GROAN* smiley here really bad... at this point, I'm way past , doesn't cut it anymore and is not indicative of what this country is coming to.
I'm game for "I'm with stupid" and "banging head on brick wall" emoticons.
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Old Aug 25, 06, 11:53 pm
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Well, they'd better eliminate the seat belt sign during the last 15 minutes of every flight, since they will now require all of us to go to the lav and drain ourselves of any liquids consumed on board.
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Old Aug 26, 06, 12:49 am
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You know, sometimes I suspect our exalted leaders REALLY would like to know WHERE THE LINE IS,.... YOU KNOW WHICH LINE...THE ONE BEYOND WHICH THE PEOPLE CANNOT BE FURTHER PUSHED WITHOUT INVITING OUTRIGHT MASS REBELLION AND VIOLENCE.

How far CAN we be pushed nowdays? Much, much, MUCH farther than our forefathers tolerated. It only took a little tax on tea for them to say this far and NO MORE. But those were the days when men knew their God, their rights, their duty and walked in courage and honor.
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Old Aug 26, 06, 7:23 am
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If this becomes an official rule, crazy.
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Old Aug 26, 06, 7:25 am
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If this is true, this is one policy that I will fequently violate. I usually take water off first flight to have with dinner at airport. I usually take water off second flight home with me. If this is true, this has to be the most ridiculous policy yet.

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Old Aug 26, 06, 7:46 am
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Originally Posted by AINITFUNNY
You know, sometimes I suspect our exalted leaders REALLY would like to know WHERE THE LINE IS,.... YOU KNOW WHICH LINE...THE ONE BEYOND WHICH THE PEOPLE CANNOT BE FURTHER PUSHED WITHOUT INVITING OUTRIGHT MASS REBELLION AND VIOLENCE.

How far CAN we be pushed nowdays? Much, much, MUCH farther than our forefathers tolerated. It only took a little tax on tea for them to say this far and NO MORE. But those were the days when men knew their God, their rights, their duty and walked in courage and honor.
Yes, indeed. Those courageous men (and women, too) would not recognize this land of cowards and idiots.

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Old Aug 26, 06, 7:52 am
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Several years ago, I was flying ATL-FLL on AirTran. As I was sitting in FC I ws offered a complementary (small) bottle of wine.

I explained that I didn't want to drink it as I was tired and would soon be driving. I asked if I could take it with me for the evening.

The FA refused -- saying it was against the law.
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Old Aug 26, 06, 10:24 am
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If you take drinks off the plane you are taking them into the sterile area. That's probably the origin of this nonsense.
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Old Aug 26, 06, 10:38 am
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In THEORY, the entire airplane is supposed to be sterile. Because everyone got checked before getting to or on the plane. Including cargo and catering turcks and staff. Right? Oh, wait.

Yeah, passengers taking OFF liquids, prohibited in the terminal, even though you can grab one at a concession stand (never again for me) or a lounge. Maple Leaf Lounges might lock up the canned and bottle beverages, but you can still grab one at some lounges on the US side.

FWIW, a woman behind me in BOS yesterday got caught with a bottle of water. Not sure the TSAer could have been more patronizing in discovery.
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Old Aug 26, 06, 10:51 am
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I'm not joking. I only wish I was.

I actually heard this on two flights yesterday (but not on a third).

On one, a UX flight, the GA asked the FA for a bottle of water when she brought aboard the final counts, and the FA gave her one, but said something like, "If you tell, I'll claim I don't know anything about it." The other FA said, "Not supposed to give away catering?" and the FA replied, "No, we're not supposed to let water from the plane go into the terminal, because of the TSA."

The only rational I can come up with is that the TSA feels someone could take one of these bottles airside, then claim when reboarding, "But I got it onboard my last flight."

(The only good thing I can say about my COS flight being delayed is that we got out of the gate groping; the TSA showed up at original departure time with gloves on, but the GA said, "I'm not sure how long it's going to be; I'll call you," and then didn't call them when the time came as we were trying to get loaded and away before we lost our takeoff window.)
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Old Aug 26, 06, 11:40 am
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The only rational I can come up with is that the TSA feels someone could take one of these bottles airside, then claim when reboarding, "But I got it onboard my last flight."
Now all we need is for some reporters to interview passengers - making sure its the ones that only travel once every three or four years - about this new rule and get the standard "if it makes us safer, then its a good rule" response.

I am starting to wonder if Kip Hawley is a partner in several airside food shops at major hubs .
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Old Aug 26, 06, 11:45 am
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Do you think they would consider your body as a container
and you cant be let out of an aircraft until you have "properly"
disposed off all the liquids consumes on the aircraft in the
aircraft lavatory?
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Old Aug 26, 06, 11:53 am
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I dont get it - does this mean I cannot buy a drink in the terminal anymore?
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