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Nov 12, 17, 7:58 am
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Posted By OldGoat

International Airline Travel - GF Food Reliability

I have celiac disease, and I travel. Although my travel to date has been domestic Iím about to spread my wings and travel international.

Domestic travel for me is easy; I pack snacks for the...
Jul 11, 17, 6:25 pm
Replies: 416
Views: 63,956
Posted By OldGoat

This policy falls disproportionally on those who...

This policy falls disproportionally on those who must bring their own food -- such as travellers with celiac disease. For those travellers, the disease is their disability, and the food they bring is...
Jul 11, 17, 6:05 pm
Replies: 41
Views: 8,408
Posted By OldGoat

It's not just not knowing the name, or not...

It's not just not knowing the name, or not speaking English. What if you have a speech block or other speech problem and can't say your name? Are you denied entry because of your disability?:confused:
Mar 26, 14, 11:06 am
Replies: 32
Views: 3,376
Posted By OldGoat

Are you suggesting that TSA checkpoints are or...

Are you suggesting that TSA checkpoints are or should be designed to produce the same level of stress as someone pleading for the return of a lost relative? That's the only way the 80% number was...
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Views: 102,522
Posted By OldGoat

Web Check-in Broken

I've been trying since early afternoon to check-in on the USAirways website for a flight tomorrow. After entering the reservation number, I always get a message of "Error Retrieving Data". That is...
Nov 5, 13, 4:12 pm
Replies: 301
Views: 20,958
Posted By OldGoat

If the airport is so dangerous that TSOs need...

If the airport is so dangerous that TSOs need body armor, passengers need it as well.
Oct 6, 13, 6:55 am
Replies: 29
Views: 3,028
Posted By OldGoat

Nine-year Old Flies Without Ticket

Apparently a nine-year old child transited a TSA checkpoint (http://www.startribune.com/local/west/226626241.html)and flew Delta MSP-LAS:

"A 9-year-old Minneapolis boy hopped on board a Delta...
Sep 14, 13, 7:50 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 2,487
Posted By OldGoat

Been Groped by TSA? Blame Privacy Advocates, says Former DHS Official

So we have this former DHS official confirming that TSA treats passengers like terrorists.

That speaks volumes.
Sep 11, 13, 6:02 am
Replies: 14
Views: 2,435
Posted By OldGoat

Screener makes threats & leaves suspicious package @ LAX

One of many who stick their hands down our pants, for our own protection, of course.
Sep 5, 13, 7:10 am
Replies: 2
Views: 958
Posted By OldGoat

Olivia Gets Wanded

The TSA has become so ingrained that children's books now portray the security process as something pleasing:

https://twitter.com/usayd/status/370237296215216129/photo/1

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Aug 28, 13, 5:42 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 2,529
Posted By OldGoat

The southern response --> "Well bless your...

The southern response --> "Well bless your heart!"
Aug 25, 13, 5:48 pm
Replies: 67
Views: 10,133
Posted By OldGoat

Good question -- Babe5252's join date is Aug 23,...

Good question -- Babe5252's join date is Aug 23, 2013.
Jul 30, 13, 12:49 pm
Replies: 65
Views: 6,080
Posted By OldGoat

All goes to show that in this brave, new...

All goes to show that in this brave, new Federally controlled world some animals are more equal than others...Orwell was so very prescient.
Jul 29, 13, 6:24 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 2,516
Posted By OldGoat

What would she have been arrested for -- bad...

What would she have been arrested for -- bad taste is footwear?
Jul 29, 13, 6:03 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 1,418
Posted By OldGoat

The article I ran through Google Translate did...

The article I ran through Google Translate did not give a reason. It did say, however, that the flight was diverted to ATL for the arrest.
Jul 29, 13, 2:16 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 2,516
Posted By OldGoat

This ranks up there with the "gun" design on a...

This ranks up there with the "gun" design on a purse. It's not WEI, it should be allowed. Anyone who is scared of it might be a problem; but the shoe is not.
Jul 29, 13, 2:14 pm
Replies: 52
Views: 5,724
Posted By OldGoat

As a side note, I always separate my humidifier...

As a side note, I always separate my humidifier and pack the pump and humidifier in separate 1-gal plastic bags, sending both through the X-ray. I've never had any TSO inspect either piece. One did...
Jul 19, 13, 3:07 pm
Replies: 89
Views: 9,020
Posted By OldGoat

How likely is it that the valet would not search...

How likely is it that the valet would not search the car, and say they did?
Jul 14, 13, 5:44 pm
Replies: 32
Views: 99,573
Posted By OldGoat

I've used my federal employee ID for years. Works...

I've used my federal employee ID for years. Works every time.

But I've never been put into the pre-check lane because of the ID.
Jul 11, 13, 1:39 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 3,371
Posted By OldGoat

TSA Guideline Re: Liquid Medication - What is considered "reasonable"?

A destination clinic near us regularly sends patients home with up to 36 bags of IV medications. The patients that fly transport it in a carry-on, right through the checkpoint. Reportedly they do not...
Jun 12, 13, 3:16 am
Replies: 20
Views: 2,262
Posted By OldGoat

Nope, we turn them into the local LEOs, and if it...

Nope, we turn them into the local LEOs, and if it is a firearm we call LEO to come take care of it.



Passengers have the option to leave the checkpoint and place the item in their car, give it...
Jun 11, 13, 5:28 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 2,262
Posted By OldGoat

The incentives of this story interest me. Is...

The incentives of this story interest me. Is there a penalty of some type for discovery at the checkpoint, or is the passenger allowed to mail the item home? If the former, the passenger is incented...
May 21, 13, 2:01 pm
Replies: 61
Views: 9,397
Posted By OldGoat

I'm sure your mother appreciates being collateral...

I'm sure your mother appreciates being collateral loss not worth the effort to save. :D[/QUOTE]

Thanks for your concern. She's still here, and none the worse for wear. When she shouted back about...
May 21, 13, 1:33 pm
Replies: 61
Views: 9,397
Posted By OldGoat

You dropped the ball. You have to live with it....

You dropped the ball. You have to live with it. If I did nothing about what happened I would be Spellbound.[/QUOTE]

When you do have an act of checkpoint bravery, post it here for all to see!
May 21, 13, 1:18 pm
Replies: 61
Views: 9,397
Posted By OldGoat

I would have been the subject of the 5 pm. news...

I would have been the subject of the 5 pm. news if this was my mother.
No way I would let anybody shout at her in what you describe.
You should have done better![/QUOTE]

Why don't you hold us...
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