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    good news for flyers :)

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    Did you read the comments? It is fraught with danger. Some airlines may allow their flight attendants to pour it for you, some don't.

    I just grab a couple of pints at the Saxon Pub before boarding. I did this at 10am for a flight to India (looong)

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    If you get drunk on a plane, it's the feds that you will deal with. Most airlines will not allow you to drink your own alcohol. If you get caught, there could be someone waiting for you at the other end when you land. And they are not nice. And they take a long time. Not worth the pain.

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    I can't drink when I fly anyway, because I usually have to drive somewhere when I arrive. Not worth the risk.

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    International flights usually solve that (except Europe).
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    Not really directed at Stinkyman...but this is just a huge "risk investment".....I typically like my risk to pay a higher dividend than saving $4.50 (in the link's example of $2.50 vs $7.00 or whatever it was)...

    The other thing I think about is assuming I haul drinks on, drink them, and then get busted....what amount am I willing to pay to make that problem go away....it would EASILY be way more than the $21 (assuming 3 drinks) I'd spend on legitimate alcohol on the plane.

    I like saving money, but not more than I like NOT being arrested/shaken down/interacting with the powers that be.

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    This is not exactly related, but puzzling to me, so maybe one of you travel ninjas can help me. Last week I set off the security metal detector (I still cant figure out what I had on me) without my shoes on. They called over another agent, barely even exchanged a word, and the other agent said "I just have to test your shoes". She swabbed them, they passed, and off I went. What the hell? Is it because I am a non-threatening looking white guy wearing a Polo shirt and Sperry's? Do those things sniff for more than just metal? Why the hell if I set off the walk-through, the only threat they saw was in my shoes that were traveling through the conveyor?
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    you are involved with a disruptive organisation... they know who you talk to. get used to it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by notyal View Post
    This is not exactly related, but puzzling to me, so maybe one of you travel ninjas can help me. Last week I set off the security metal detector (I still cant figure out what I had on me) without my shoes on. They called over another agent, barely even exchanged a word, and the other agent said "I just have to test your shoes". She swabbed them, they passed, and off I went. What the hell? Is it because I am a non-threatening looking white guy wearing a Polo shirt and Sperry's? Do those things sniff for more than just metal? Why the hell if I set off the walk-through, the only threat they saw was in my shoes that were traveling through the conveyor?
    Many many moons ago (1994?) I was in the private hi-tech security industry, back when D-RAM was literally worth more than their weight in gold. I was the facility security supervisor at XeTel Corp - remember the D-RAM heist where the security guys and many workers were held hostage in the bathroom during the heist, well my crew replaced that crew.

    Anyway, we brought in many new security policies and hardware including xray and metal detectors. Metal detectors were the most unreliable, inconsistent detection devices - literally the wind can set them off, variation in temp, air pressure and humidity cause so many false alarms it's pathetic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by notyal View Post
    This is not exactly related, but puzzling to me, so maybe one of you travel ninjas can help me. Last week I set off the security metal detector (I still cant figure out what I had on me) without my shoes on. They called over another agent, barely even exchanged a word, and the other agent said "I just have to test your shoes". She swabbed them, they passed, and off I went. What the hell? Is it because I am a non-threatening looking white guy wearing a Polo shirt and Sperry's? Do those things sniff for more than just metal? Why the hell if I set off the walk-through, the only threat they saw was in my shoes that were traveling through the conveyor?
    Believe it or not, it was probably your deodorant. I have set off 2-3 in my entire life. One was blister in my pocket and it has aluminum. But the other times when they wanted me, my underarms registered. There is aluminum in deodorant.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Austin Bike View Post
    Believe it or not, it was probably your deodorant. I have set off 2-3 in my entire life. One was blister in my pocket and it has aluminum. But the other times when they wanted me, my underarms registered. There is aluminum in deodorant.
    I wear deodorant, not anti-perspirant (which is the one that is much more likely to contain aluminum) for reasons unrelated to that and found that hilarious!

    Deodorant is less likely to stain clothes and cause skin problems like clogged pores:

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    Don't get me wrong, I'm glad that they didn't go for the cavity search, but I just thought it was a really half- assed attempt.
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    ^^^^ Yep, Metal detectors can be a crap shoot. It depends on the sensitivity settings. The more sensitive they have it set, the more false alarms.

    The less sensitive, the less it picks up. I wear a big ol titanium watch and never take it off and it hasnt set off the detectors yet.

    But what it really comes down to are the people running the machines and doing the job. If they aren't trained well and aren't relieved regularly so they don't become complacent, it just won't work.

    Couple weeks ago I traveled to Chicago. Was there a couple days for work and took Friday off as a vacation day. Reached into my bag on Friday to grab a pair of jeans I had thrown in the bag.

    Reached in my back pocket and there was my tanto bladed lock back knife I had inadvertently left in the pocket and didnt know it was there.

    It made it through the xray machine at the security checkpoint and thus onto the plane. Equipment is only as good as those using it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Austin Bike View Post
    There is aluminum in deodorant.
    Which is scary enough in itself... Stinky pits ftw
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    lol just something i saw online peeps..... thought id post the article
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    In frankfurt I was wanded inside my pants. Not at a checkpoint, I was just flagged while sitting at a gate. Guess they thought I was cute.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Austin Bike View Post
    In frankfurt I was wanded inside my pants. Not at a checkpoint, I was just flagged while sitting at a gate. Guess they thought I was cute.
    As in they actually stuck the wand in yer trousers and wiggled it around?

    Ach, was fur ein komische sache...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Austin Bike View Post
    In frankfurt I was wanded inside my pants. Not at a checkpoint, I was just flagged while sitting at a gate. Guess they thought I was cute.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stratosrally View Post
    As in they actually stuck the wand in yer trousers and wiggled it around?

    Ach, was fur ein komische sache...

    Yep, full pants insertion. It was, um "odd"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Austin Bike View Post
    In frankfurt I was wanded inside my pants. Not at a checkpoint, I was just flagged while sitting at a gate. Guess they thought I was cute.
    Must not have been "No Pants Thursday."

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