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Date: 8/12/06 11:14 AM

I'm getting on a plane on Thursday, and with the latest ban on what you can carry onboard, I've gotten completely lost. If I use a sleek totebag, can I call it a purse and take it on the plane with me? Is it only on flights out of the UK that you can carry virtually nothing?

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Date: 8/12/06 11:22 AM

Would you believe that my son had a flight out of here Thursday morning? Just hours after they annouced this stuff.

Do I have a story to tell - - needed two stiff drinks when I got home.

He was allowed to take a backpack. No fluids (acutally didn't even give him any to begin with - - that's what the flight attendents are there to provide.)

You might want to look into nude flying. I know it exists but you have to book it through specialized travel agents.

Be prepared for lines, lines and more lines. Also very stern stressed out security personel (though I must say one was very very kind to me and helped me deal with a big problem.)

One "complaint" I heard on the news is that the rules are not consistant. The security personell have a lot of discretion. Personally I think this is a good thing. Whenever we have iron clad rules, rules that can be counted to to be enforeced to the letter, well that's just what the terrorists need in order to plan around them.

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Date: 8/12/06 11:53 AM

Hi Karla,

I think the new rules vary quite a bit, and will vary more depending on your place of departure and destination.

What has been reported on CBC in Canada is that you can only take travel documents, wallets, necessary medications, sanitary supplies, baby food and supplies, I think that was it. You have to either be able to fit these items in your pockets or you will be given a clear plastic bag to carry them in.

Absolutely no electronics, including key rings. No phones, computers, ipods, etc.

Having said all of that I also heard that the restrictions will be eased fairly soon.

I would plan on not carrying anything, but bringing a novel, small wallet and hoping for the best.

I do not anticipate flying overseas for at least 18 months, it will be interesting to see what is allowed then.

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Date: 8/12/06 12:02 PM

Flew last Thurs. and security was not too bad - I removed all liquids/lotion, etc. I had my laptop, 2 cells. Didnt have a problem. When boarding the plane, there was spot checking of baggages. I had a rolling bag and a small backpack. Will fly out of CA Mon and I don't know what the restriction is, they seem a bit stricter.

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Date: 8/12/06 1:54 PM

Karla - Whenever I fly, I am worried about lost luggage and not having my clothes. Nothing in a mall fits me --- why I sew. I have to fly in September and if we're not allowed a carryon suitcase I may have to wear 4 days worth of clothes at once. The "layered' look?!

What am I saying??? I have to fly in 10 days! Yikes.
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Date: 8/12/06 2:17 PM

That's my main reason for always choosing non-stop flights! I want to minimize the chance of having my luggage lost. It's happened only twice that I remember - once when it didn't make the connection in Charlotte, and once when I didn't pay attention when they tagged my luggage. It went to LaGuardia with the passengers who check in just before me, and I went to Orlando; wish it had been reversed....

I've always carried my makeup, a change of underthings and a non-wrinkly tunic-y top and a scarf on the plane, figuring that even if my luggage gets lost for a day, I can still go out to dinner that night. But now? I guess I'd better wear the tunic-y top to travel in and hope the restaurant lights are dim enough to disguise a lack of makeup. The counter-terrorism measures are really hitting me where it hurts....

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“Never try to teach a pig to sing; it wastes your time and it annoys the pig.” -Robert Heinlein and Ann's father. Thanks for the reminder, Ann.

Where are we going, and what am I doing in this handbasket?

Matthew 25:40 (New International Version)
The King will reply, 'I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.'



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Date: 8/12/06 3:56 PM

Doris, If you're rally worried, consider shipping some clothes to your destination. Less to carry on a plane, and two different methods of shipping ("with you"--at least on the same plane--and separately via FedX) means at least one of them ought to get through on a timely basis! Separately, make sure you have your name/address, etc. plastered all over your bags, both inside and outside.

Don't even consider wearing that many layers of clothes when you fly...they make you practically strip for the security screening anyway (at least down to a single layer (sweaters, jackets, belts, shoes, overblouses, vests. All off!) That's bad enough, but then you have to put whatever it was you took off back on again!

If you're shipping to a hotel, ship for arrival the day you arrive at your hotel, and be sure to consult w/ the hotel about how it should be labeled--you don't want the package refused. There was a lot of Fed-X shipping of luggage just after 9-11, so most hotels should have a system down for dealing w/ shipped luggage. You just want to make sure you work within their "system"!

Good luck w/ your trip!

Alissa

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Date: 8/12/06 4:06 PM

I'm flying back from OK next Sunday and wasn't planning on checking my luggage. I guess I'll be doing it now since I have my good Mary Kay skin care with me and don't want to have to throw it out. My Dsis came from Tucson on Thursday and wasn't even supposed to have chapstick. They threw it out. No toothpaste either.

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Date: 8/12/06 4:19 PM


Ohgoodgrief! DH had to fly Thurs to the bay area in Calif. He's getting home today, thank God! I talked to him on the phone yesterday & he said they made him check his carryon!
He had to borrow toothpaste from my DSis where he stayed.

As I've been bragging for months now about my trip to Ireland in Sept., it's hard to admit I'm really having second thoughts! The thing is the amount of money I've put out since making the plan -- not just the airfare which in not refundable, but the advance payment to the tour guide/chaffeur! (*Yikes*)

Bottom line, I hate like he** to let these lunatics win! If we all give-up our freedoms & quality of life, they win! Da**** if I'm going to let that happen.

I've had my baggage take a different trip than mine so many times that for the last 8 or 9 years I *Always* take a carry-on with a complete change of clothes as well as jammies & toilletries. My DSis & I are flying into Shannon via what else, Heathrow! Of course any profiling will go tilt for both of us since our parents were both born in Co Galway, Ireland. Do we have relatives there? Of course!

Oh well, let's hope they consider us two doddering little-old-ladies!

Da**** if I'm going to let "them" win!

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Date: 8/12/06 4:25 PM

I flew Continental in mid-July.

I had a packet of hand sewing needles as I intended to do some last minute sewing in my hotel room. I told the security guard about them in my carry-on and asked if I should throw them away or if they were okay. She asked to see them so I took them out and promptly spilled them all over the floor!

DOH!

Imagine that happening this week! Oooh, I shudder to think.

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