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Re: Pet Peeves
« Reply #1980 on: December 30, 2009, 05:53:12 PM »
The US is a country of knee-jerk over reactions...

and knee jerk reactions to those!

And Canada is a country of carefully thought out nonsense. I'm not sure which works better.
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Re: Pet Peeves
« Reply #1981 on: December 30, 2009, 09:18:03 PM »
I must say the current reaction to the terrorism threat is insane. All flights into the US have banned ANY carryon except women's purses. We were not allowed a laptop bag or anything. People had to carry their medication is plastic bags. EVERY SINGLE person walked through the scanner, they were then hand scanned with the wand and then TOTALLY pated down front and back. EVERY SINGLE PERSON!

This was for a flight from Edmonton to Seattle.

I then transfered to a Seattle to Orlando flight were you were allowed any normal carryon, many people having two full suit cases.

Conclusion: terrorists are too stupid to fly to the US then pick up bomb making shit and get on a domestic flight. Furthermore, there is a greater terrorism threat on an Edmonton to Seattle flight than a LA to New York flight.

They also did not allow us to stand up for the last 60 minutes of the flight which was amusing since the flight was 1 hour 40 minutes total.

Conclusion: terrorists are too stupid to blow up their bombs at the 1 hour 5 minutes left in flight mark.

Impressive logic all around.



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Re: Pet Peeves
« Reply #1982 on: December 30, 2009, 09:23:53 PM »
I must say the current reaction to the terrorism threat is insane. All flights into the US have banned ANY carryon except women's purses. We were not allowed a laptop bag or anything. People had to carry their medication is plastic bags. EVERY SINGLE person walked through the scanner, they were then hand scanned with the wand and then TOTALLY pated down front and back. EVERY SINGLE PERSON!

This was for a flight from Edmonton to Seattle.

I then transfered to a Seattle to Orlando flight were you were allowed any normal carryon many people having two full suit cases of carryon.

Conclusion: terrorists are too stupid to fly to the US then pick up bomb making shit and get on plane. Furthermore, there is a great terrorism threat on an Edmonton to Seattle flight than a LA to New York flight.

They also did not allow us to stand up for the last 60 minutes of the flight which was amusing since the flight was 1 hour 40 minutes total.

Conclusion: terrorists are too stupid to blow up their bombs at the 1 hour 5 minutes left in flight mark.

Impressive logic all around.





Other restrictions I've heard of:  nothing from your bags/personal property of any kind during that last hour.  In some flights this has included not just electronics but books and magazines.  I would literally go absolutely batshit if I couldn't read/work a sudoku/listen to iPod or SOMETHING.  I simply refuse to fly until things get a little saner.

Also have heard that no electronics including iPods, dvd/CD player/cellphones etc. has been enforced on some flights, and airlines have either disabled the little map function to allow you to follow the flight route on those in-seat screens, or turned the screens off all together til that can be disabled.  And pilots/crew aren't supposed to give any indication where the plane is at any given time so no pointing out landmarks and things.

I can totally see myself grabbing hold of the armrests and going all Steve Buscemi in ConAir without any form of self-chosen entertainment.  Of course the advertisers etc. will love it if everyone has no choice but to watch the in flight "entertainment"....

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Re: Pet Peeves
« Reply #1983 on: December 30, 2009, 09:27:08 PM »
I was allowed to use my ipod like normal but they had disabled the inflight monitor that showed flight progress and we heard nothing about our location.

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Re: Pet Peeves
« Reply #1984 on: December 30, 2009, 10:12:39 PM »
FroHam's long name messing up the spacing on the forum main page.
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Re: Pet Peeves
« Reply #1985 on: December 30, 2009, 10:12:58 PM »
FroHam's long name messing up the spacing on the forum main page.

Yes. And elsewhere.
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Re: Pet Peeves
« Reply #1986 on: December 30, 2009, 10:30:05 PM »
Watching Avatar instead of Bowling Green vs. Idaho.

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Re: Pet Peeves
« Reply #1987 on: December 30, 2009, 10:38:52 PM »
FroHam's long name messing up the spacing on the forum main page.

Yes. And elsewhere.

I'm so devious.  ;D
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Re: Pet Peeves
« Reply #1988 on: December 30, 2009, 10:47:13 PM »
I love that they actually reduced the security in Australia at the same time. We can now carry nail scissors and knitting needles on flights again.

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Re: Pet Peeves
« Reply #1989 on: December 31, 2009, 09:40:32 AM »
Watching Avatar instead of Bowling Green vs. Idaho.

What a game.
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