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Jay Lake
Date: 2011-01-17 04:57
Subject: [travel] Ah, the magic of air transit
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So far this morning I have been both the grumper and the grumpee. Despite my premium status, the desk agent directed me to a slow machine, then helped the next several people who wandered up behind me. In the security line, a woman cut in front of me, then could not find her ID anywhere.

When my turn finally came, the scanner simply wouldn't read my electronic boarding pass on my iPhone. Which finally turned out to be an issue of screen brightness on the display, but it took the TSA agent and me two or three minutes to sort that out. Which is a freaking eternity in a security line.

Then the guy in front of me for the x-ray machine decided to load his bins while they were on the stack in the cart, effectively stalling the line until he was done. He wasn't very efficient about it, either.

Magic, pure magic.

Anyway, off to Omaha shortly.

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User: shsilver
Date: 2011-01-17 13:15 (UTC)
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Had a friend flying out of Lexington, KY last week on a late flight. Someone had the bright idea to send home all the TSA employees 90 minutes before his flight time, which meant the flight had to be canceled since no passengers could be allowed onto the concourse or the plane.
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Gary Emenitove
User: garyomaha
Date: 2011-01-17 14:46 (UTC)
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If you'd just take a train, you'd have none of this. On the other hand, you'd get here two days later.
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User: threeoutside
Date: 2011-01-17 15:07 (UTC)
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I know it's not an option for you, but this is why I won't be flying any more. Anywhere. Unless, of course, Congress and/or the Courts decide to reinstate the Constitution AND its Bill of Rights.
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User: threeoutside
Date: 2011-01-17 15:09 (UTC)
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And, of course, that made no sense at all. The fact that anybody had to put up with TSA in its current gate-rape mode is the real reason. That they CAN do those things to you, and you have no recourse.

The hell that is flying today ANYWAY is another reason.
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User: joycemocha
Date: 2011-01-17 17:21 (UTC)
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And which lovely airline was this?
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User: fledgist
Date: 2011-01-18 00:00 (UTC)
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It sounds perfectly magical. But if you breathe too hard...
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