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Saboburns Donating Member (690 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 02:17 PM
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Help. I fly tomorrow. What should I know??
I coach High School Football, we're in two a days and I don't have much chance to keep up with things today/tonight.

What do I need to know about new reg's/

Any help would be GEATLY appreciated.
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northzax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 02:18 PM
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1. check everything
Edited on Thu Aug-10-06 02:18 PM by northzax
is your best bet. carry a book or a magazine onboard only.

on edit: this is because the regs will probably change again before then anyway.
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pooja Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 02:20 PM
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5. And then they lose your luggage and you are without...
toothpaste, brush, deodorant, and a change of underwear. Its really great... anyone see the surge of supertrains in the works... like in europe.
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northzax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 02:28 PM
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15. of course
but there's the rub, ain't it? if you have to fly internationally, can you imagine the flights without toothpaste or deoderant? 14 hours from LA to Syndey, and you can't brush your teeth before getting there? fucking insane.
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OrangeCountyDemocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 02:19 PM
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2. PANIC!!!!
But don't let it impact your life. Go about it as you normally would.

But be afraid.....be very afraid!
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shadowknows69 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 02:19 PM
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Fasten your seat belt
and place your tray in the upright position. Someone had to say it, sorry.
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kenny blankenship Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 02:19 PM
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3. You may be shot while boarding (for your protection)
Edited on Thu Aug-10-06 02:23 PM by kenny blankenship
or just probed for a few hours.
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MrCoffee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 02:20 PM
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4. Some simple tips for flying:
1) Absolutely no muthafuckin snakes on the muthafuckin plane. no exceptions
2) Anyone with dark skin should be immediately reported to CNN/Faux News. They need time to work up scary new graphics and theme music
3) Leave your wheelchair at home
4) Bring 5 forms of photo id, and a recent blood test wouldn't hurt.
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spuddonna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 02:27 PM
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Crap! You mean I have to check the snakes?!
That's total bs...

Hmmm, maybe Angelina Jolie had it right when she had the blood in the vial on the necklace. That'll be the new standard in air travel for 'quick security checking'... argh...
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greyl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 02:21 PM
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6. NPR is talking about it now.
(Where I am, anyhow.)
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Emit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 02:21 PM
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7. Well, you can pack your gel now. n/t
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MrCoffee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 02:22 PM
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9. The Gel Lobby was on the scene, jellybean!
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kenny blankenship Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 02:27 PM
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14. Packing with Astroglide brand gel is recommended, in fact
as it can ease you through certain steps of the new check-in and boarding process.
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MrCoffee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 02:29 PM
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16. LOL
MXC rocks my casbah!
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titoresque Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 02:21 PM
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8. A helpful link:
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The_Casual_Observer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 02:24 PM
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10. The whole thing will have blown over by tomorrow.
It was all bullshit.
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LisaM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 02:25 PM
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11. I fly TODAY and I'm scared
freaked out would be closer to it.
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MrCoffee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 02:27 PM
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13. Post # 4, Tip 2
everyone's doing it.
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elehhhhna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 02:30 PM
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17. Honey get a hold of yourself.
If you seem nervous the other passengers might zipstrip ya to the drinks cart.
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MrCoffee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 02:30 PM
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18. Again?
It wasn't as much fun as it sounds. Really.
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elehhhhna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 02:39 PM
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22. But seriously, if the flight attend.'s don't look scared, you have
Edited on Thu Aug-10-06 02:41 PM by elehhhhna
nothing to worry about.

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Skidmore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 02:27 PM
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12. Check this site here for guidance...
Edited on Thu Aug-10-06 02:29 PM by Skidmore
http://www.tsa.gov/press/happenings/threat-change-passe...

This will give you guidance. I did see a graphic on CNN while ago that said gels were okay, but they are still listed on this site. I'd leave them in the checked baggage just in case.
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Matariki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 02:31 PM
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19. me too.
sucks, don't it?

a few of my co-workers are going to London on saturday for work. Glad i'm not them. they can only carry on passports, wallets (and tampons if they need them) in a clear plastic bag. no books. no i-pods. no lap-tops. no water.
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northzax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 02:45 PM
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26. here are the new British Regulations
from BA.com

pocket size wallets and pocket size purses plus contents (for example money, credit cards, identity cards etc (not handbags));

travel documents essential for the journey (for example passports and travel tickets);

prescription medicines and medical items sufficient and essential for the flight (eg diabetic kit), except in liquid form unless verified as authentic.

spectacles and sunglasses, without cases.

contact lens holders, without bottles of solution.

for those travelling with an infant: baby food, milk (the contents of each bottle must be tasted by the accompanying passenger) and sanitary items sufficient and essential for the flight (nappies, wipes, creams and nappy disposal bags).

female sanitary items sufficient and essential for the flight, if unboxed (eg tampons, pads, towels and wipes).

tissues (unboxed) and/or handkerchiefs

keys (but no electrical key fobs)
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rurallib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 02:33 PM
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20. Get a train schedule (n/t)
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LisaM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 02:41 PM
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24. From Seattle to Boston? LOLOL
OK, I got a laugh for the day. I'd need an extra ten days of vacation to get there and back by train!!!
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SoCalDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 02:36 PM
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21. If you are traveling to family or friends, plan a shopping trip
for when you get there.. Travel in a comfy outfit..carry NOTHING in your hands..Check nothing... buy a paper to read onboard (I head they do allow papers but not always books)..

when you get to where you are going, buy what you'll need while there (you can always use some new clothes anyway..

Leave the toiletries as a "lovely parting gift" for your hosts, and UPS or fed-ex your new stuff to your home address..


It's funny, but rich people have traveled like this for ages.. My cousin's husband (they are super wealthy) once announced at Christmas dinner.."Can someone run me to the airport, I have to go to Japan"..

Someone asked.."where's your luggage?"... his reply.."I don't DO luggage"..

He traveled with his briefcase and bought everything new there (he went often and had a tailor there pre-make some suits for him and had them already in his hotel room when he arrived)..

After the trip, he just left everything in the hotel room with a note for the staff to take whatever they wanted..
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Whoa_Nelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 02:40 PM
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23. Go naked
It's the patriotic thing to do :patriot:
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LisaM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 02:43 PM
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25. Oh, crap, my books
I WAS going to take all my books on the Salem Witchcraft Trials for my trip to Danvers. I suppose that now those will look somewhat suspect.
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MrCoffee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 02:45 PM
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27. They are allowing "The Crucible" on board
Just because they don't get it.
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Vinnie From Indy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 03:11 PM
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28. No ballons of any kind
They are afraid people will fart in them and use them as explosive devices.
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MrCoffee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 03:14 PM
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29. Sad but true...I sat next to that guy last time I flew
Farty McSkidMark was blowing ass the whole flight (Seattle to LAX). I was damn near ready to suicide bomb the whole thing somewhere over Portland. He was a human IED. Excuse me flight attendant, can I get a couple of extra barf bags over here? And can you drop the oxygen mask, pretty please???
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Kingshakabobo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 03:16 PM
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30. Wear your tightie whiteys and flip-flops. No luggage.
Buy clothes and toiletries upon arrival. Throw them away before boarding for your return flight.
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