Awaiting takeoff

cbwaters cbwaters at
Mon Dec 3 16:37:43 EST 2007

Well, they can't take your stuff from you BUT...Most times by the time you 
get to the screeners you've waited a while and you're not inclined to go 
back to your car or house to deposit the offending gack.  They'll gladly 
deposit your property in a bin from which there is no getting your stuff 
back.  TSA sells your stuff.

Very nice public service.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Bob W" <pdml at>
To: "'Pentax-Discuss Mail List'" <pdml at>
Sent: Monday, December 03, 2007 2:57 PM
Subject: RE: Awaiting takeoff

> they can't just take these things, Frank. They have to give them back.
> I went through Gatwick about a year ago and forgot that I was carrying
> a Swiss Army knife. They took it off me, but gave it back when I
> returned.
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> Bob
> [...]
>> I haven't flown for over two years.  Last time it was with my bike,
>> and I put my bike's U-lock in my carry-on so it wouldn't rattle
> around
>> and hurt my bike (which was boxed and checked).  They confiscated
> it.
>> Said I could use it as a "bludgeon".
>> I tried to explain that a pen would make a better weapon than a
> lock,
>> but the nice man disagreed.
>> $40 down the tubes.
>> Oh well.
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