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im10ashus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 11:35 AM
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NO cell phones or laptops on planes now?
http://salon.com/wire/ap/archive.html?wire=D8JDK0F81.ht...

Prohibited items in airline cabins:

-- All liquids, except medicine and baby formula verified as authentic.

-- Food bought at airport.

-- Handbags.

-- All electrical and battery-powered items, including laptop computers, mobile phones and iPods.

-- Electric key fobs.

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meegbear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 11:36 AM
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1. NO ELECTRIC KEY FOBS!?!111
This is NOT America!
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DistressedAmerican Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 11:37 AM
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2. What the heck is a "key fob"?
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LostinVA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 11:38 AM
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3. Keyless entry for cars
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KoKo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 11:51 AM
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21. How are you supposed to open your car door when you arrive?
WTF???
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LostinVA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 12:06 PM
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32. hehehehe...
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meldroc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 11:59 AM
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28. key fob is English for keychain.
Edited on Thu Aug-10-06 11:59 AM by meldroc
I suspect they're also prohibiting car keys with built in electronics, such as the switchblade-like key I have for my VW Jetta, which has buttons on it for keyless entry. If I was flying and the airport security goons confiscated my car key, it would cost close to $200 to replace it. No, you can't just have a key made at any hardware store, it must be recoded at the dealer, and yes, they'll charge you up the nose for it. :mad:

Since they're tightening security, why don't they just strip the passengers, cavity-search them, sedate them with thorazine and strap them to the seats with five-point restraints? That'll keep 'em safe...
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 11:38 AM
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4. they might get water logged.
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LostinVA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 11:39 AM
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5. No food bought in airport???
I'd starve to death!
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im10ashus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 11:40 AM
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7. Forcing us to eat airline food.
Edited on Thu Aug-10-06 11:45 AM by im10ashus
The cruelest of punishments.
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ProdigalJunkMail Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 11:50 AM
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19. what flights serve meals?
pretty much trans-oceanic only. Even from ATL to SFO you don't get much more than a snack...

sP
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im10ashus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 12:50 PM
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37. I had a couple of "meals" on my last NYC to SF trip.
Some crappy egg sandwhich thing for the first half and then some "turkey looking meat thing" on a bun for the second half. Thank god for Vodka. ;-)
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pitohui Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 11:50 AM
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20. WHAT airline food? meals are a thing of the past on many flights
Edited on Thu Aug-10-06 11:52 AM by pitohui
and mostly inedible or dangerous to special dietary needs on the rest

i have flown from detroit to japan with only ONE drink service -- people need to take their own hydration because not all flight crews are equally concerned w. customer service and there are also times (turbulence) when it's impossible for the FA to bring you the water even if she has the best will in the world

this is a bad, unhealthy, and ultimately dangerous policy

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LostinVA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 12:05 PM
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31. OMG
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zonkers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 12:07 PM
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34. hee-hee.
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nosillies Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 11:39 AM
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6. This seems to currently only be for flights from UK to US
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MidwestTransplant Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 11:41 AM
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8. Yeah except I think the liquid stuff applies to domestic flights too.
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nosillies Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 12:14 PM
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36. You are right, I was vague
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TomInTib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 11:41 AM
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9. So you carry your tampons in your hand?
And when they lose your luggage on your way home you just take a 100 mile cab ride.
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smokey nj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 11:55 AM
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26. Thanks for thinking about the ladies, Tom.......
I was just mentioning that very same thing to my husband.
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TomInTib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 12:03 PM
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30. This is probably the silliest crap I have ever heard.
And I always think about the ladies. I travel with my sweetheart everywhere I go.
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hobbit709 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 11:45 AM
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10. What do you think the theft rate
of laptops , etc. will become if you can't physically hold on to them?
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pitohui Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 11:47 AM
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12. theft of valuables will be huge
Edited on Thu Aug-10-06 11:48 AM by pitohui
the airline is not legally responsible for theft of electronics such as digital cameras, laptops, jewelry, etc.

my airport has had many arrests for thefts, so much temptation w. so little risk of being caught is not really fair to a low paid employee, sooner or later people snap and they do steal

the airline will tell you they DON'T have to compensate you for loss of digital/electronics/jewelry, they tell you that you should have known better than to pack them

the motive for airlines will be not to respond to reports of such losses since they are not responsible and they don't need the bad publicity of repeated arrests of baggage handlers/searchers

unfortunately many a business trip is useless w.out the computer, many a vacation is useless w.out the camera -- many people's biggest hobby and travel related pleasure
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JHB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 11:49 AM
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15. I think it'll go way down...
...because most of the people who have them will now look for alternate arrangments.

I predict a boom in private jets, at least until terrorists start using corporate-jet-bombs.
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ProdigalJunkMail Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 11:52 AM
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23. lots of low-cost cameras, laptops and cell phones
on eBay...new ad campaign coming soon...

sP
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GardeningGal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 11:47 AM
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11. So you're supposed to put those items in your checked bags
that can't have any locks anymore to be stolen by airline personnel? If you can't take a handbag, I guess you're supposed to carry your wallet which lends to all kinds of problems like being stolen, dropped, accidentally left somewhere. Geez, what brilliant mind thought this up?
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unpossibles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 11:47 AM
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13. so when my flight gets delayed and my luggage lost
I won't be able to call anyone or use my car keys.

this is some stupid-ass shit
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Coyote_Bandit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 11:48 AM
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14. Disabled folks
have effectively been prohibited from traveling if they can only use wheelchairs provided by the airlines. Those who most rely on wheelchairs to get around don't just happen to use one at the airport - they arrive at the airport seated in a wheelchair that is secured inside their van. Wonder of wonders they continue to have need of that same chair after they depart their plane. Andmany of these folk use motorized or specially fitted chairs - accomodations which are not available with airport chairs.
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pitohui Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 11:50 AM
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16. looks to me like all older folks have been effectively prohibited
how long can a person in their 60s go w.out adequate hydration?
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sakabatou Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 11:50 AM
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17. Your're shitting me
That must suck for hose flying now or in the near future.
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Blue Belle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 11:50 AM
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18. No Handbags??
Handbags go through the x-ray screener... WTF? If you can't find the wmd in my Kate Spade bag with a x-ray, then I'm guessing it's not in there - hell, I can barely fit a lipstick case and checkbook in there. Since when did the "war on terror" become a war on fashion?
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im10ashus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 12:53 PM
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38. "the war on fashion"
:rofl:

Why do you hate Amerika? :-)
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Blue Belle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 03:06 PM
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39. The enemy is not OSAMA... it's PRADA!!!
:+
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im10ashus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 03:42 PM
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42. Or Chanel.
It would have to be a house of fashion from Paris. You know how those French hate America.

:sarcasm:
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LeftHander Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 11:51 AM
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22. They are after our liquids!
Col. Ripper was right!

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devilgrrl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 11:53 AM
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24. But how are you going to call your loved ones when the plane is hijacked?
:sarcasm:
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soothsayer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 12:01 PM
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29. lol, thought the same thing! not that my cell works in the air, it
barely does on the ground
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Initech Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 11:54 AM
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25. No laptops? You've got to be fucking kidding!
ARRRRRRRRRRRRRGH, I HATE THIS ADMINISTRATION WITH EVERY SQUARE INCH OF MY BODY!!! :argh: :argh: :nuke:
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 11:58 AM
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27. these items are banned in BRITAIN
sheesh guys, read the headline at the link.
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Renew Deal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 12:07 PM
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33. I fly with a bottle of water, a laptop in a bag, a walkman,
sometimes a GPS, cell phone, blackberry, and the key fob thingy for my Prius.
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Xenotime Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 12:08 PM
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35. They should just sedate all passengers...
Then if you don't want to be sedated, you must be a terrorist.
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AZBlue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 03:11 PM
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40. So everyone outraged here would rather blow up mid-flight??
I'm definitely not flying with any of you!!
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sentelle Donating Member (659 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 03:15 PM
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41. and soon
Hmm, no laptops, cell phones, Ipods? food?
next thing to come: being asked to pay extra for a seat
(if you don't pay, you are strapped to the overhead compartment)....

I know, don't give them any ideas.
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