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RamboLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-13-06 02:26 AM
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Banned items fly past security (Passengers Flouting Rules)
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Others, however, say they're simply not going to tolerate the new rules. They admit that they ignore the restrictions, slipping expensive cologne, perfume, lip gloss, lotion and other ointments into their carry-on bags or into their pockets in hopes of sneaking them past security. Some of the items get flagged by screeners, others do not.

Unlike Shanker, the cream and liquid smugglers refused to give their full names. One woman said she slipped her Blistex lip balm into a pocket because her lips dry out on flights; another stashed her perfume in her carry-on because she didn't trust baggage handlers; another kept a small container of body lotion in her purse to apply in the aircraft lavatory.

A business executive said he always traveled with hand sanitizer in his pocket because he worries about germs on planes. He has made about 10 trips since the restrictions went into effect and hasn't been caught.

Since the rules went into effect, most travelers have abided by the law, packing their hand cream, hair gel and toothpaste in their checked luggage or leaving the items at home. The flouters, however, say they hate the hassle of long waits at baggage carousels and worry that their expensive bottles of perfume will be broken or stolen if placed in their checked luggage.


Gary Boettcher, a pilot and president of the Coalition for Airline Pilots Association, a trade group that closely tracks security issues, said he constantly sees people drinking from illicit bottles of water or putting on lip gloss when he walks through the passenger cabin. Most of the time, he said, it doesn't bother him.

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  -Banned items fly past security (Passengers Flouting Rules) RamboLiberal  Sep-13-06 02:26 AM   #0 
  - I am not going to be a lamb and let them take my things, we are free  GetTheRightVote   Sep-13-06 02:33 AM   #1 
  - Ugh, I hate reading things like this here.  The Stranger   Sep-13-06 09:26 AM   #18 
  - Maybe "strangely works at one of our airports"...  Pacifist Patriot   Sep-13-06 09:53 AM   #21 
     - They describe the same person and, unfortunately, conform to a  The Stranger   Sep-13-06 03:24 PM   #30 
  - WTF.....  physioex   Sep-13-06 12:55 PM   #29 
  - guilty guilty guilty  pitohui   Sep-13-06 02:42 AM   #2 
  - Guilty as charged.  Pacifist Patriot   Sep-13-06 08:13 AM   #9 
  - Stupid, worthless, hysteria-driven rules.  aquart   Sep-13-06 05:15 AM   #3 
  - bravo  ramapo   Sep-13-06 05:22 AM   #4 
  - lip balm?  votesomemore   Sep-13-06 05:50 AM   #5 
  - happened to me once  Bill McBlueState   Sep-13-06 10:01 AM   #23 
  - illicit bottles of water...  progressoid   Sep-13-06 07:36 AM   #6 
  - The stealing was so brazen at Seattle's SeaTac  JulieRB   Sep-13-06 07:57 AM   #7 
  - Homeland Security and the Keystone Cops skidding  niallmac   Sep-13-06 07:57 AM   #8 
  - This was actually Economic Policy not Homeland Security  Pacifist Patriot   Sep-13-06 08:19 AM   #10 
  - It was Procter & Gamble!  jilln   Sep-13-06 09:46 AM   #19 
  - Why would terrorists bother with carry-on anyway?  TechBear_Seattle   Sep-13-06 08:25 AM   #11 
  - Actually, a GPS device won't work in most cargo holds.  Tesha   Sep-13-06 09:07 AM   #15 
     - Sorry, my bad  TechBear_Seattle   Sep-13-06 09:10 AM   #16 
        - Could not possibly agree more. It is done solely to spread the fear.  glitch   Sep-13-06 10:40 AM   #26 
  - Water bottles contain flammable gases - Hydrogen and Oxygen  Ezlivin   Sep-13-06 08:34 AM   #12 
  - Di-hydrogen oxide very dangerous  TechBear_Seattle   Sep-13-06 09:19 AM   #17 
  - It can destroy solid steel pipes through oxidization  Ezlivin   Sep-13-06 09:48 AM   #20 
  - But if they ban di-hydrogen oxide, only criminals will have di-hydrogen  MidwestTransplant   Sep-13-06 09:54 AM   #22 
  - oh, the humanity  frylock   Sep-13-06 11:44 AM   #28 
  - How many of these "smugglers" STILL support Dubya? "Doublethink"  ProgressiveEconomist   Sep-13-06 08:40 AM   #13 
  - These idiots are losing the War on Liquids as well. n/t  Wisconsin Larry   Sep-13-06 09:02 AM   #14 
  - I don't have to fly until October. I refuse to check my bags. So...  mnhtnbb   Sep-13-06 10:01 AM   #24 
  - Hmmm! Bet professional women flyers especially love these new rules  indepat   Sep-13-06 10:32 AM   #25 
  - Oh my, what a scandal! A first in the history of the world!  damntexdem   Sep-13-06 11:38 AM   #27 

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