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  1. Mic
    Mic December 8, 2011 7:54 am

    I was once coming back from London and had to go through the security checkpoint in Heathrow. It was post 9/11 so security was insane. It was also summer and I was on vacation so I was wearing a pair of shorts, t-shirt and sandals with a baseball cap. Not really a lot of places to hide things.

    They pulled me aside because apparently I fit the profile of a dangerous international terrorist and searched every part of me for over 30 minutes! Including the inside of my hat band. Along the way I pointed out that being in shorts and a t-shirt didn’t lend itself to many hiding places. They were were not dissuaded I had to be hiding something it was just a matter of where. Really. After that little incident which almost caused me to miss my plane back to the U.S. I have been reluctant to use the Grey Hound of the skies.

  2. Ken Hagler
    Ken Hagler December 8, 2011 9:53 am

    No need to insult Greyhound. I’ve taken it a number of times between Los Angeles and San Francisco, and I’ve never been hassled by the Checkpoint Charlies.

  3. Ellendra
    Ellendra December 8, 2011 2:56 pm

    I flew several times after 9-11. I tend to be mostly invisible, so I didn’t get harrassed, but I certainly will never fly with the porno-scanners in place.

    I think the only time I got stopped by airport security was once when the baggage scanner saw a dense mass in my carry-on bag. When they discovered that it was a large bag of M&M’s, everyone within earshot broke down laughing.

    Busses are easier anymore. At least for now.

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