Reactor bar through airline security?

Reactor bar through airline security?

Post by Steven T. Henderson [MS » Fri, 18 Nov 2005 01:11:44


has anyone tried to carry-on recently?
 
 
 

Reactor bar through airline security?

Post by Craig Goudi » Fri, 18 Nov 2005 01:30:31

Yup,

I've carried one on since 911.  They did take it out and look at it.  When I
tried to explain what it was
(actually a whole waist harness) they didn't understand until I explained
about Hobies and trapezes.
But they let me take it on anyway.

-Craig



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> has anyone tried to carry-on recently?


 
 
 

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Post by Alan » Fri, 18 Nov 2005 02:58:54

Several times this summer. No problems. I even disconnected it from the
harness in order to pack my carry-on tighter.

Alan

--
Windsurfing Club: http://www.ibscc.org



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> has anyone tried to carry-on recently?


 
 
 

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Post by Dan Weis » Fri, 18 Nov 2005 03:56:58

That's funny, Alan!    You'll get a kick out of this story.

This past weekend I  was stopped at security for packing a cordless
drill/driver without the bits.  It was explained that no tools are
allowed lest I get the inclination to detach a wing or something.  Fair
enough, I checked the bag.

On my return, I was stopped again, this time for the loose screwdriver
bit sloshing around in the bottom of my bag.  The drill was already
checked at the counter in another bag.  For fun, I asked why and the
answer was the same "no-tools" response.  The line was short and I had
time, so I cheekily replied that the bit wasn't a tool, in fact a tool
need it to work.  He said, "That means it's a tool."  I asked whether a
***was a tool.  "No."  "So even though many tools cannot work
without screws to hold them together, and my cordless driver needs a
bit to work, I could bring a***onboard but cannot bring a 1" driver
bit?"  "Correct, but you can go back and check the bit at the counter
and come through the line again."  He then realized what he just said
and told me to forget about it and waived me through.  I guess he
pictured a tiny driver bit stuck to a baggage tag going around and
around on the carrousel waiting for it's owner to come down the stairs.
 It got me laughing.

-Dan

 
 
 

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Post by Alan » Fri, 18 Nov 2005 04:19:42


Quote:
> That's funny, Alan!    You'll get a kick out of this story.

> This past weekend I  was stopped at security for packing a cordless
> drill/driver without the bits.  It was explained that no tools are
> allowed lest I get the inclination to detach a wing or something.  Fair
> enough, I checked the bag.

> On my return, I was stopped again, this time for the loose screwdriver
> bit sloshing around in the bottom of my bag.  The drill was already
> checked at the counter in another bag.  For fun, I asked why and the
> answer was the same "no-tools" response.  The line was short and I had
> time, so I cheekily replied that the bit wasn't a tool, in fact a tool
> need it to work.  He said, "That means it's a tool."  I asked whether a
>***was a tool.  "No."  "So even though many tools cannot work
> without screws to hold them together, and my cordless driver needs a
> bit to work, I could bring a***onboard but cannot bring a 1" driver
> bit?"  "Correct, but you can go back and check the bit at the counter
> and come through the line again."  He then realized what he just said
> and told me to forget about it and waived me through.  I guess he
> pictured a tiny driver bit stuck to a baggage tag going around and
> around on the carrousel waiting for it's owner to come down the stairs.
>  It got me laughing.

> -Dan

It's too bad we can't legislate common sense.  A buddy and I were headed out
to San Francisco for a roadtrip up the coast. I had a bundle of gear to
check in that was obviously oversized.  My buddy is 6'5", blond and
blue-eyed. All the gals fawn over this guy. I'm balding and 46 year old so I
gave him my bag to him to check in. Sure enough, the woman at the counter
couldn't smile enough as he checked in the over-sized bags...

I guess everyone's heard that story about the woman who was forced to drink
her own *** milk in front of everyone..

Alan

 
 
 

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Post by bsinclai » Fri, 18 Nov 2005 04:27:35

I have as well.  I put it in a large locking carry-on, thinking I could go
back and check it thru if I had to.  TSA guy stared at it for a while, then
let it pass.
bs


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> has anyone tried to carry-on recently?

 
 
 

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Post by shred.. » Fri, 18 Nov 2005 06:18:31

Went to Maui several times with my reactor bar in the carry on with no
Problem.
Coming out, one would assume it would be even easier since they know in
Maui what windsurfing gear looks like.
 
 
 

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Post by josh.sampi.. » Fri, 18 Nov 2005 06:38:20

Actually, Alan, I don't think I have ....
 
 
 

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Post by Alan » Fri, 18 Nov 2005 06:56:08

http://SportToday.org/***-milk_x.htm

Alan

--
Windsurfing Club: http://SportToday.org/


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> Actually, Alan, I don't think I have ....

 
 
 

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Post by Dan Weis » Fri, 18 Nov 2005 06:56:36

Josh, to steal Alan's thunder, a woman carrying a baby and its bottle
full of *** milk was detained and asked to verify that the contents
were not battery acid or anthrax or something.  Same request happens
all the time with coffee.  The verification methods, as you might
guess, requires you to drink whatever you carry on the theory that you
won't drink what will kill you.  Clearly, the person who believes such
a thing doesn't know much about human behavior.  She put up a
justifiable stink but was forced to drink some of it or stay behind.
It's one of those true TSA stories for the ages.

PS, thanks for the ride!

-Dan

 
 
 

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Post by Glenn Woodel » Fri, 18 Nov 2005 11:26:31

Funny how she called it disgusting yet she makes her baby drink it.
:)

Glenn



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>Josh, to steal Alan's thunder, a woman carrying a baby and its bottle
>full of *** milk was detained and asked to verify that the contents
>were not battery acid or anthrax or something.  Same request happens
>all the time with coffee.  The verification methods, as you might
>guess, requires you to drink whatever you carry on the theory that you
>won't drink what will kill you.  Clearly, the person who believes such
>a thing doesn't know much about human behavior.  She put up a
>justifiable stink but was forced to drink some of it or stay behind.
>It's one of those true TSA stories for the ages.

>PS, thanks for the ride!

>-Dan

 
 
 

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Post by josh.sampi.. » Fri, 18 Nov 2005 23:03:42

A couple years ago, while still in school, I was looking for night jobs
so I can spend my days at the beach...

I ran across a posting for a position with the TSA - the reason it
caught my eye was that it paid 19 bucks an hour! (Which is actually
significantly more than I make now ...)

Let's just say I wasn't impressed with the level of applicant for that
particular position.

I remember when I was sitting for one of the tests, we were given three
hours to complete it, with an optional break after completing the first
two parts.

So I polished the whole thing off in about an hour twenty, and cruised
outside of the testing room, and asked the lady where there was a
decent place to get some breakfast. She said, 'you don't have enough
time on your break for breakfast' and I replied that I had finished the
test.

Which, for some reason, totally inflamed her - she was sputtering about
how this is an important test, shouldn't take it lightly, blah, blah,
blah... I sure wish I had my score to show her then.

I'll tell ya what was fun, though, was picking the bad-boy toys out of
suitcase x-rays. I will definitely allow that it could be challenging
at times.

 
 
 

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Post by (PeteCresswell » Sat, 19 Nov 2005 02:51:07


Quote:
>I'll tell ya what was fun, though, was picking the bad-boy toys out of
>suitcase x-rays. I will definitely allow that it could be challenging
>at times.

When I was working as a baggage masher at Honoruru International a loooong time
ago (before airline security was even thought of... guy I knew flew in from
Texas with his .45 in an ankle holster...)  we had this one baggage module that
emitted a buzzing sound.

Somebody called security, they opened it up, found a stew's bag pressed against
the alu wall of the module was the source.

They brought out the stew, had here open the bag in front of maybe 30 onlookers,
and out came this huge white plastic ***/*** that had somehow gotten
turned on while inside the cargo module.

Geeze, I felt sorry for that stewardess...
--
PeteCresswell

 
 
 

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Post by ratho.. » Sat, 19 Nov 2005 10:51:39

well, I suppose a *** wouldn't be that dangerous as long as it was
all locked up  ;-)
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> I have as well.  I put it in a large locking carry-on, thinking I could go
> back and check it thru if I had to.  TSA guy stared at it for a while, then
> let it pass.
> bs


> > has anyone tried to carry-on recently?

 
 
 

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Post by Tsunam » Sun, 20 Nov 2005 23:03:49


Quote:

> >I'll tell ya what was fun, though, was picking the bad-boy toys out of
> >suitcase x-rays. I will definitely allow that it could be challenging
> >at times.

> When I was working as a baggage masher at Honoruru International a loooong
time
> ago (before airline security was even thought of... guy I knew flew in
from
> Texas with his .45 in an ankle holster...)  we had this one baggage module
that
> emitted a buzzing sound.

> Somebody called security, they opened it up, found a stew's bag pressed
against
> the alu wall of the module was the source.

> They brought out the stew, had here open the bag in front of maybe 30
onlookers,
> and out came this huge white plastic ***/*** that had somehow
gotten
> turned on while inside the cargo module.

> Geeze, I felt sorry for that stewardess...
> --
> PeteCresswell

Do you have her phone number?