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flyarm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-16-09 03:02 PM
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38. my husband worked in Canada for many years, Every time we crossed the border driving or flying US
Edited on Fri Oct-16-09 03:05 PM by flyarm
Immigrations always took my son in another room and asked him if I was indeed his mother..and they would question him about many things..this went on from the time he was three years old, through and until he was 16 years old.

This was long before 9/11 ..oh and i was a flight crew for a major airline with every kind of flying clearances.

They have a job to do and that is to keep the majority of people safe. I know it is uncomfortable and un-nerving for those that don't fly much..but remember , it is their job to keep the majority of us safe.

It is not a perfect system..there is no such thing.

With babies it can be horrifying..but for others with toddlers or young children..discuss it with them, tell them this can occur so they are not frightened. It is a reality of flying today,even more so than the 29 years ago it was happening with my son, and my family..much has changed in my son's 32 years..but then again alot hasn't changed!

Oh and my son was on over 200 flights before the age of 2, so we experienced this many many times in his youth.
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