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Posts Tagged ‘Airport Security

Southwest Pilot delayed take off so that passenger could say farewell to his murdered grandson

January 13, 2011

This story has really touched me.  The link is here, but to summarise: one of the Southwest Pilot’s (together with a ticketing agent) held up the departure of a flight so that a passenger wouldn’t miss his chance to say goodbye to his poor murdered grandson who’s little body was about to be taken to […]

XXX TSA Scanner Humour

November 26, 2010

Ok, so I just saw this and I thought it was funny, so I thought I’d post it for you to have a giggle too… It is the Saturday Night Live’s ‘take off’ of the new ‘TSA Image Campaign’. I have written before about my issues with the scanner images in this post called: TSA […]

Travelling with my pilot on a crew trip

November 15, 2008

Well, as promised, the details of my trip with Bf… As I mentioned previously, my ticket was confirmed. I had wanted to avoid the usual stress of standby (non-rev) tickets.  It actually felt quite strange to be able to check in at a normal time, and not have a lump in my throat, and a queasy […]

TSA L-3’s XXX-Rated Airport Scanner Pictures

October 22, 2008

I know that I have blogged about this before (Okay, Thoughts Please? I am all for improved security, but how would you like to be strip searched on camera by airport security?) and I would like to clarify that I am in favour or good airport security; but I am not in favour of being personally […]

Bomb Threat Plonker!

June 18, 2008

I just read about this story… It made me chuckle to think that someone could be so utterly stupid and desperate to get to a football match!  A German Reporter was running late for his flight from Verona (Italy) to Vienna (Austria).  He was going there to cover a football match. He was declined by ground staff […]

Standby… (Non-rev travel)

June 10, 2008

Bf and I decided some time back that we would take our first trip with baby on a plane this summer. He bid for several trips away that we could do whilst the schools are still on (to give us more chance of securing a cheap ‘standby’ seat).  We lucked in, he has a Caribbean flight […]

Okay, Thoughts Please? I am all for improved security, but how would you like to be strip searched on camera by airport security?

April 22, 2008

This title might seem like a joke… It is not. TRAVELLERS at Los Angeles and New York airports will be searched using a new scanner that peers through their clothes and creates an image of the person’s body, federal officials announced. The sophisticated technology, called millimetre wave imaging, might prove to be a more effective […]