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Dec 5, 18, 5:30 pm
Replies: 47
Views: 2,569
Posted By BSBD

If you know, why don’t you enlighten us? I’m not...

If you know, why don’t you enlighten us? I’m not interested in playing Intermet „gotcha“ games.

Thanks.
Dec 5, 18, 10:08 am
Replies: 47
Views: 2,569
Posted By BSBD

Not sure what you are asking. "Latin America" is...

Not sure what you are asking. "Latin America" is a socio-political construct, whereas North and South America are geo-political constructs. From a geo standpoint, a country is either in North America...
Dec 4, 18, 1:13 pm
Replies: 47
Views: 2,569
Posted By BSBD

I live in the Schengen Area. We have liquids...

I live in the Schengen Area. We have liquids restrictions here.

The few countries that don’t have domestic restrictions similar to the rest of the world are in the Pacific region, and South...
Dec 3, 18, 2:45 am
Replies: 47
Views: 2,569
Posted By BSBD

Almost every county has liquids restrictions....

Almost every county has liquids restrictions. IIRC there are only four, possibly five, countries in the world that do NOT have liquids restrictions for domestic travel.
Nov 25, 18, 3:21 am
Replies: 13
Views: 1,757
Posted By BSBD

The airport where this happened is in South...

The airport where this happened is in South Africa. The flight originated and terminated wholly within South Africa. Any policies or procedures followed by screeners would be purely domestic.

I...
Nov 24, 18, 2:39 am
Replies: 1,009
Views: 118,338
Posted By BSBD

Here is an opinion...

Here is an opinion https://townhall.com/columnists/davidharsanyi/2018/11/23/dear-tsa-please-stop-molesting-kids-at-the-airport-n2536365 condemning the use of the comprehensive patdown on young...
Nov 18, 18, 11:45 am
Replies: 3
Views: 1,396
Posted By BSBD

It’s been a few years since I used them, but BNA...

It’s been a few years since I used them, but BNA gave them out for free at the entrance to the security checkpoints. You can find „TSA Approved“ packs of footcovers on amazon.com.

I looked on...
Nov 18, 18, 11:34 am
Replies: 7
Views: 939
Posted By BSBD

I was separated from my carry-on bag in ATL a few...

I was separated from my carry-on bag in ATL a few years ago, due to being „randomly“ selected for a quota alarm. I pointed this out to the TSA agent closest to me. He ignored me. I raised my voice -...
Oct 30, 18, 2:48 pm
Replies: 76
Views: 7,052
Posted By BSBD

When I was flying weekly in the US, I was a...

When I was flying weekly in the US, I was a hardcore smuggler of banned items. I was 100% successful 88% of the time ;)
Oct 29, 18, 9:08 am
Replies: 76
Views: 7,052
Posted By BSBD

If you actually read the article you will see...

If you actually read the article you will see that it is not talking about alcoholic beverages that are generally permitted.
Oct 29, 18, 6:10 am
Replies: 132
Views: 18,846
Posted By BSBD

Here is TSA's website as of today. Note the...

Here is TSA's website as of today. Note the sentence in italics.
...
Oct 29, 18, 4:21 am
Replies: 27
Views: 2,484
Posted By BSBD

Probably - if they are challenged. It’s unlikely...

Probably - if they are challenged. It’s unlikely they will be.
Oct 29, 18, 3:09 am
Replies: 27
Views: 2,484
Posted By BSBD

On the first question, I think it would not meet...

On the first question, I think it would not meet the exception.

As the second question, the answer is maybe. It would hinge on the “reasonableness” standard; i.e. did LE have a “reasonable”...
Oct 28, 18, 8:13 am
Replies: 27
Views: 2,484
Posted By BSBD

Unhappy In general, LE has no authority to conduct a...

In general, LE has no authority to conduct a warrantless search on your electronic devices, but there are several notable exceptions.

First, of course, is the well-known “border crossing”...
Oct 24, 18, 6:43 am
Replies: 14
Views: 2,380
Posted By BSBD

This has been discussed here previously. There's...

This has been discussed here previously. There's really nothing "random" about it. As I mentioned three years ago (https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/25775295-post21.html) TSA doesn't call it "random"...
Sep 15, 18, 11:56 am
Replies: 19
Views: 2,280
Posted By BSBD

I submitted my fingerprints to the FBI at age 11...

I submitted my fingerprints to the FBI at age 11 in order to get a Fingerprinting Merit Badge from the Boy Scouts. I’ve given them since for a Concealed Handgun Permit, for GE, and for a Permanent...
Aug 15, 18, 2:27 pm
Replies: 26
Views: 2,425
Posted By BSBD

Punch the screener next time you get a patdown,...

Punch the screener next time you get a patdown, and report back. It will be interesting to see how long of a prison sentence you get :)
Aug 15, 18, 2:34 am
Replies: 26
Views: 2,425
Posted By BSBD

Federal courts have ruled that entering the...

Federal courts have ruled that entering the “secured area” constitutes consent to be screened. The courts have also found to date that anything TSA does as a matter of policy is considered...
Aug 9, 18, 2:02 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 1,600
Posted By BSBD

That happened to me a few years ago in CLT. The...

That happened to me a few years ago in CLT. The third CBP officer made me wait 20 minutes while he took a personal phone call, then asked me why I was waiting for him. When I said, “I don’t know,”...
Jul 21, 18, 3:30 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 1,055
Posted By BSBD

There‘s no need for stamps in other places. For...

There‘s no need for stamps in other places. For example, I’m authorized to use the EU Citizen Easypass-RTP gates in Germany, which don’t stamp passports.

The situation in Switzerland is simply...
Forum: Germany
Jan 20, 18, 4:36 am
Replies: 40
Views: 7,208
Posted By BSBD

20-25 minutes max.

20-25 minutes max.
Jan 5, 18, 2:37 am
Replies: 20
Views: 1,991
Posted By BSBD

1996. It was implemented in conjunction with the...

1996. It was implemented in conjunction with the stupid questioning: "Did you pack your bag yourself? Did anyone give you anything to take on board?"

Let's separate this out - I'm not talking...
Jan 4, 18, 1:50 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 1,991
Posted By BSBD

Again - not correct. The Clinton...

Again - not correct. The Clinton Administration's passenger ID regulation applied to all airline flights, international and domestic.
Jan 4, 18, 10:18 am
Replies: 20
Views: 1,991
Posted By BSBD

That's not correct. Requiring passenger ID began...

That's not correct. Requiring passenger ID began in 1996 as an immediate knee-jerk "we need to do something!" reaction to the TWA Flight 800 crash. The ID requirement was implemented before anyone...
Nov 18, 17, 10:16 am
Replies: 213
Views: 139,384
Posted By BSBD

Sorry, did not see your question until today. My...

Sorry, did not see your question until today. My demotion was automatic, which is how it is supposed to work. A work colleague had to go to the GE office in Dallas to request demotion. The next...
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