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Jay Lake
Date: 2008-10-30 10:02
Subject: [travel] Sea-Tac is in lock down
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Tags:conventions, travel

Sea-Tac is in a security lock down. No flight operations, everything is frozen. No further info. Group of writers trapped at C2D.

Originally published at jlake.com. You can comment here or there.

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Kate Schaefer
User: kate_schaefer
Date: 2008-10-30 17:13 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Jay, you seem to have scooped everyone on this story. I thought I'd be able to Google something about it, but there isn't anything on the web yet.

News flash: sometimes, you can know about an event if you're there better than if you're not.

Have fun in Calgary, once you get there, and in Drumkeller, if you take the field trip to the dinosaurs.
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User: scarlettina
Date: 2008-10-30 17:19 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keep us apprised! I'm scanning local press and the4 SeaTac web site to watch for any news I might pass along.
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The NewroticGirl
User: newroticgirl
Date: 2008-10-30 17:20 (UTC)
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Brian Dolton
User: tchernabyelo
Date: 2008-10-30 17:31 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Still nothing out there I can track down...
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User: martianmooncrab
Date: 2008-10-30 17:32 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Good luck up there, hope they resolve it soon.
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User: willyumtx
Date: 2008-10-30 17:38 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Wow, sounds like the start of a novel.

"Suddenly, a large opaque bubble formed around the buildings, cutting off all communications.

There was a sensation of twisting and the writers found themselves elsewhere."
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User: frabjouslinz
Date: 2008-10-30 17:46 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Well, that sucks muchly. Just saw on King 5 that "security breach" was cleared, so you should be good to go soon. Have a more fun trip!
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User: n5red
Date: 2008-10-30 19:03 (UTC)
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It is sad how often the term "jackbooted thugs" goes through my mind these days.
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User: gaaneden
Date: 2008-10-30 19:24 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Whoa. I haven't heard anything. Any idea of what's going on?
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User: anghara
Date: 2008-10-30 20:28 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
yeah. The contents of a bag "alarmed" security guards, and the owner of the bag could not be "immediately" found. All of which probably means that some idiot decided to hit a panic button and the passenger in question was three steps away from his luggage talking to someone else.

Oh, the bag went through "secondary screening". And was deemed "safe".

They're doing their damndest to destroy air travel, it seems to me.
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User: anghara
Date: 2008-10-30 20:32 (UTC)
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oh, and one more thing - security lockdown, my foot. Jay got a public blog post out to a public place. Hundreds of other passengers must have emailed, blogged, phoned. The most dangerous thing out there is not an 8-ounce bottle of bloody Evian, it's clear communication - you can foul up any plan, no matter how brilliant, if you interrupt communications so that individual cogs can't talk to each other - somebody somewhere is going to go off half-cocked and premature and you can mop up the rest at your leisure.

But panicking because a bag could not be velcroed to its owner every second of their mutual sojourn in a terminal... and *locking down an entire airport because of it*... is insane.
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