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Oct 16, 19, 3:31 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 1,615
Posted By Carl Johnson

Besides being a matter of judgment on which...

Besides being a matter of judgment on which opinions may differ, this is irrelevant to the issue raised by the OP. The OP secured his bag with a TSA-approved lock. The TSA had the tools available to...
Oct 15, 19, 11:06 am
Replies: 23
Views: 1,615
Posted By Carl Johnson

You're presuming that TSA clerks cannot be...

You're presuming that TSA clerks cannot be trained to master the complex operation of opening a lock with a key. I cannot provide compelling evidence that you are wrong, but this problem can be...
Sep 23, 19, 2:29 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,333
Posted By Carl Johnson

The thing to remember is that nothing the TSA...

The thing to remember is that nothing the TSA does has anything to do with aviation security. Since the beginning, their goal was to be intrusive and to enforce their authoritah. They are taught that...
Aug 23, 19, 1:05 pm
Replies: 41
Views: 3,497
Posted By Carl Johnson

The TSA concentrates on things like this and they...

The TSA concentrates on things like this and they don't discipline their employees, and that is why the TSA misses 95% of WEI. If they were really focused on actually contributing to security, this...
Aug 20, 19, 5:22 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 661
Posted By Carl Johnson

If I were flexible about when and where I flew,...

If I were flexible about when and where I flew, the first thing I would try would be to find a booking that I wanted that would clear immediately and then book it. I've had GUCs clear at booking for...
Aug 20, 19, 1:10 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 1,686
Posted By Carl Johnson

I didn't feel that there was anything the matter...

I didn't feel that there was anything the matter with the bus; I felt it arrived in a timely manner. It was the loading - lots of people, having to get to the staging area for the bus, load through 1...
Aug 20, 19, 12:37 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 1,686
Posted By Carl Johnson

Which is better, that or the bus? The first time...

Which is better, that or the bus? The first time I went through Paris I used the train coming OFF of my US flight and to a Schengen-area flight. I had a lot of time so I don't really remember how...
Aug 20, 19, 12:09 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 1,686
Posted By Carl Johnson

I cannot agree more strongly. The OP can't do...

I cannot agree more strongly. The OP can't do anything about bus-gate remote stand, but take a look at this:
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Aug 19, 19, 4:49 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 1,686
Posted By Carl Johnson

I did it in 2017 and it was absolutely godawful....

I did it in 2017 and it was absolutely godawful. I think the connection time was 1:40 and we landed a bit early. I was on Delta One. We were bused to the terminal if I remember. I took the signs to...
Aug 15, 19, 4:41 pm
Replies: 25
Views: 2,840
Posted By Carl Johnson

There is a low risk to passengers of confiscation...

There is a low risk to passengers of confiscation of WEI because only 5% of WEI are detected, due to time spent on searching for empty cartridge casings and water bottles.
Aug 14, 19, 2:20 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 2,426
Posted By Carl Johnson

SEA is quite easy to move through if OP is flying...

SEA is quite easy to move through if OP is flying out of S but wants to use Skyclub in A.
Aug 13, 19, 2:26 pm
Replies: 25
Views: 2,840
Posted By Carl Johnson

It has. There's no way that's the regulation...

It has. There's no way that's the regulation though. It used to be "TSA has the ultimate discretion," which makes sense. They must have changed it to "the TSO" because so many "TSOs" don't learn or...
Aug 12, 19, 10:47 am
Replies: 9,668
Views: 2,762,732
Posted By Carl Johnson

What tossing the DM tag INTO the paper shopping...

What tossing the DM tag INTO the paper shopping bag accomplished was, it kept the tag from being subject to the risk of various stresses during the interval between the handing over of the carry-on...
Aug 10, 19, 2:01 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 1,152
Posted By Carl Johnson

My information might be too old to be relevant...

My information might be too old to be relevant but I think I sometimes cleared at the window as a PM and I know I did as a DM, between JFK and SEA.I was a PM from December 2012 to October 2014 and DM...
Aug 10, 19, 9:19 am
Replies: 43
Views: 6,984
Posted By Carl Johnson

And why are we seeing this kind of advice...

And why are we seeing this kind of advice addressed to an OP who made it clear he is going to declare everything?

Here:
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Aug 8, 19, 4:51 am
Replies: 23
Views: 3,357
Posted By Carl Johnson

Some years ago saizai put up a list of indicators...

Some years ago saizai put up a list of indicators used in the SPOT program (I think he got it from the Intercept, put it up as a bmp or something I think, and then after some comments from...
Aug 6, 19, 9:40 am
Replies: 23
Views: 3,357
Posted By Carl Johnson

That's just facial movements. What do they have...

That's just facial movements. What do they have to say about excessive whistling and leg shaking? I know that when shivering in my shoes, I strike a careless pose and whistle a happy tune, and no one...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Aug 4, 19, 11:14 am
Replies: 109
Views: 7,330
Posted By Carl Johnson

North - Crossed Arctic Circle flying SEA-AMS and...

North - Crossed Arctic Circle flying SEA-AMS and CDG-SEA
South - Melbourne
East/West - International Dateline in transit SEA-TPE and TPE-SEA, and SEA-PEK and PEK-SEA
Jul 30, 19, 10:45 am
Replies: 5
Views: 1,079
Posted By Carl Johnson

He was fine. We handed him over the day before...

He was fine. We handed him over the day before our departure (2 days before his departure) and he got boarded for 2 days and then embarked; he flew from Seattle to Frankfurt, had a rest stop and...
Jul 29, 19, 5:21 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 1,079
Posted By Carl Johnson

I used Animal Land Pet Movers for a transatlantic...

I used Animal Land Pet Movers for a transatlantic move. Door to door, smooth as silk. There was a lot of paperwork to do, including a vet certification, and they guided me every step of the way. You...
Jul 28, 19, 8:47 am
Replies: 29
Views: 4,341
Posted By Carl Johnson

Maybe I'll do that some years from now when I'm a...

Maybe I'll do that some years from now when I'm a Portuguese citizen. At present, I'm a temporary resident (this qualified me to enroll in the public health system, incidentally); later this year...
Jul 28, 19, 5:34 am
Replies: 29
Views: 4,341
Posted By Carl Johnson

OP's orginal passport is not full; he said "am...

OP's orginal passport is not full; he said "am running out" not "have run out." That being said, once OP makes certain that all his visas in the old passport will be usable, he might as well get a...
Jul 28, 19, 5:29 am
Replies: 29
Views: 4,341
Posted By Carl Johnson

This is not universally true. My wife and I...

This is not universally true. My wife and I applied for visas to Portugal because we wanted to apply for residency. The instructions at that time (I don't know about now) were very confusing; we...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jul 28, 19, 5:05 am
Replies: 80
Views: 5,389
Posted By Carl Johnson

If I referred to Taiwan as part of China, one of...

If I referred to Taiwan as part of China, one of my best friends would no longer be my friend. She won't fly the Taiwanese flag because it includes the KMT emblem and she considers the KMT too...
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