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Sep 18, 10, 5:41 am
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Unfortunately, you are laboring under a few...

Unfortunately, you are laboring under a few misapprehensions. The fact of the matter is: airport security doesn't have to be effective, it just has to look effective.

Making people go through...
Replies: 156
Views: 11,906
Posted By whirledtraveler

Requalified on segments the other week, which is...

Requalified on segments the other week, which is odd for me. Got the 100K miles a week or so later.

I think this is something like the 6th straight year.
Replies: 38
Views: 3,067
Posted By whirledtraveler

Problem with 777 J IFE

Arrived in LHR after an incredibly frustrating flight. AA was poised to thwart me at every turn. First of all, the plane was an hour late taking off. I know that this isn't AA's fault (the tarmac...
Dec 28, 09, 7:42 am
Replies: 2
Views: 798
Posted By whirledtraveler

Arrow The Official Bladder Option at the One-Hour Mark

On a flight home from MAD yesterday, the pilot explained that after the one-hour mark, he could pop the oxygen masks and they could be placed firmly over the genitals to collect urine. I suspect...
Dec 27, 09, 6:34 am
Replies: 880
Views: 124,632
Posted By whirledtraveler

I went to Israel for the first time recently, and...

I went to Israel for the first time recently, and I found their security a bit of a joke. I was carrying an empty coke bottle in my carryon luggage and I thought for sure that it would be...
Dec 25, 09, 1:12 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 2,261
Posted By whirledtraveler

It shouldn't be a problem. 88.6% of all...

It shouldn't be a problem. 88.6% of all screeners don't realize that laptops run on electricity.
Replies: 48
Views: 3,750
Posted By whirledtraveler

Yup. Data is data.

Yup. Data is data.
Replies: 6
Views: 802
Posted By whirledtraveler

Question Will we make a good impression next week?

As some of you are aware, the movie Up In The Air opens next week. The reviews look very good and the film has an incredible amount of AA product placement and a plot which romanticizes high mileage...
Replies: 150
Views: 13,842
Posted By whirledtraveler

True. In fact, an order to delete a photograph...

True. In fact, an order to delete a photograph is actually an order to destroy your own property. Photographs you take are your property.
Nov 29, 09, 5:41 am
Replies: 94
Views: 14,513
Posted By whirledtraveler

The correct response is to continue filming and...

The correct response is to continue filming and say "Get a police officer, mallcop!"
Nov 28, 09, 8:50 am
Replies: 19
Views: 7,089
Posted By whirledtraveler

I'm hoping that the guy was just trying to sell...

I'm hoping that the guy was just trying to sell you luggage.
Replies: 4
Views: 845
Posted By whirledtraveler

Thanks. That is just what I needed for a 12 hour...

Thanks. That is just what I needed for a 12 hour layover. You are a scholar and a gentleman.
Replies: 4
Views: 845
Posted By whirledtraveler

Question What's the closest thing to an airport hotel in Tahiti?

I'm taking Air Tahiti Nui to NZ and spending the night in Tahiti on the connection. When I do searches, most of the hotels I see look like touristy resort places. I just need a cheap, nice, airport...
Nov 17, 09, 12:33 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 2,385
Posted By whirledtraveler

Canadian security ordered a full search for me a...

Canadian security ordered a full search for me a couple years ago when I came through with scandinavian coins in my laptop bag. The notion of coins with holes in their centers freaked them out.
Nov 17, 09, 12:32 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 2,385
Posted By whirledtraveler

Yup, that's what happens when they play the movie...

Yup, that's what happens when they play the movie Fight Club in the TSA break room :D
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Views: 8,969
Posted By whirledtraveler

Anyone know where the screening areas will be? ...

Anyone know where the screening areas will be? The words "improvement" and "MIA" together in the same sentence send shivers down my spine.
Oct 30, 09, 7:25 am
Replies: 25
Views: 29,078
Posted By whirledtraveler

I think it's just important not to fold a wad of...

I think it's just important not to fold a wad of bills in the shape of a gun.
Oct 29, 09, 6:24 am
Replies: 45
Views: 6,282
Posted By whirledtraveler

Too many syllables. You'll never catch a TSA...

Too many syllables. You'll never catch a TSA spokesmodel saying that.
Oct 28, 09, 4:44 am
Replies: 72
Views: 49,927
Posted By whirledtraveler

I tell you, though, if someone goes through...

I tell you, though, if someone goes through security with a dozen doughnuts and the TSA actually separates and confiscates the jellied ones. It would be the news story of the century - a perfect way...
Oct 21, 09, 11:26 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 1,432
Posted By whirledtraveler

They've developed a way to raise IQ? Wow, that...

They've developed a way to raise IQ? Wow, that would have many more practical applications than just that one.
Oct 21, 09, 5:30 pm
Replies: 29
Views: 2,343
Posted By whirledtraveler

They have never served us.

They have never served us.
Oct 14, 09, 12:35 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 1,455
Posted By whirledtraveler

Shouldn't have given the I-94W to the goon in the...

Shouldn't have given the I-94W to the goon in the first place. I don't even give them forward boarding passes, just the one for the current airport.
Replies: 4
Views: 566
Posted By whirledtraveler

I tried that once, but all I got was a shrug and...

I tried that once, but all I got was a shrug and "you'll have to use the regular line."
Replies: 4
Views: 566
Posted By whirledtraveler

Getting Through The Elite Security Line At BRU With An AA Partner BP?

I connect through BRU every one in a while and the security line at the B side has this tantalizing machine which scans your boarding pass and gives you priority access if you are J or F on AA. ...
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