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    Re: Carry-on baggage subject to strict new rules

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    CBC News - Canada - Carry-on baggage subject to strict new rules



    Glad I'm not flying to the U.S. anytime soon. It was already difficult to fly through American airspace before, even for connecting flights, but now this. I don't see how this knee-jerk reaction is going to really prevent anything. The act already happened.

    My question is... why is security in North America being increased so drastically when the passenger came from Amsterdam? Shouldn't our governments be putting pressure on the departure countries too? I haven't heard any statements put out by the Netherlands about this.

    Furthermore, why is Canada being hit with these restrictions when terrorist acts have never originated from our country?

    Let's recall some facts about the Nigerian:
    - paid cash
    - one-way ticket
    - Nigerian citizen
    - had recently traveled to Yemen
    - was on a list

    Red flag anyone?

    Maybe we shouldn't be hassling every day people with more security measures, and hassle our authorities instead? They were the ones who messed up, not us.
    Goddamned it. Of course it is. Bastards. Guess my boycott of flying continues. This **** is just getting annoying. I mean, they really think they'd have stopped this guy or maybe someone else? If someone really wants to blow up a plane, so long as there are planes and people are allowed to fly on them, they'll be able to eventually. I don't think the extra "security" does anything but offer up more big brother type behavior. It's already annoying enough to go through the f'n airport; we don't need to make it worse.
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    Re: Carry-on baggage subject to strict new rules

    Quote Originally Posted by Orius View Post
    Furthermore, why is Canada being hit with these restrictions when terrorist acts have never originated from our country?
    From the article, Canada is doing this voluntarily.

    Transport Canada decreed the new airport security measures which take effect immediately in a statement Monday evening. They include a prohibition on bringing baggage aboard the cabin of any flight bound for the United States, with certain exceptions:

    Medication or medical devices, including crutches, canes, walkers and containers carrying life-sustaining items.

    Small purses.

    Cameras.

    Coats.

    Items for care of infants.

    Laptop computers

    Musical instruments.

    Diplomatic or consular bags.

    Other special needs items.
    All this means is that people who try to avoid baggage claim by bringing those medium-sized carry-on overnight bags on board will have to check them and pay the new checked baggage charges like the rest of us.

    I've seen people wheeling their overnight bag, a computer bag, a large coat, and a shopping bag, stuffing them in any overhead bin they please. Two carry-on items, nitwits.

    Flying, even short distances, is time consuming. Plan accordingly, pack accordingly and you'll be fine.

    On a side note -- for those of you who never have to fly through LAX, you really don't know what a mismanaged airport and total inconvenience is. It is by far the worst run airport in the country.

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    Re: Carry-on baggage subject to strict new rules

    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post
    All this means is that people who try to avoid baggage claim by bringing those medium-sized carry-on overnight bags on board will have to check them and pay the new checked baggage charges like the rest of us.
    Except now it means that even a small-sized bag must be checked in. So much for those who travel light.

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    Re: Carry-on baggage subject to strict new rules

    TSA lost my vote of confidence when they started pulling little white girls who couldn't be over 100 lbs into the secondary line for pat downs and chemical wipes.

    Seriously. That girl doesn't even look like she could carry her own luggage.

    TSA is a joke.
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    Re: Carry-on baggage subject to strict new rules

    Quote Originally Posted by Orius View Post
    CBC News - Canada - Carry-on baggage subject to strict new rules



    Glad I'm not flying to the U.S. anytime soon. It was already difficult to fly through American airspace before, even for connecting flights, but now this. I don't see how this knee-jerk reaction is going to really prevent anything. The act already happened.

    My question is... why is security in North America being increased so drastically when the passenger came from Amsterdam? Shouldn't our governments be putting pressure on the departure countries too? I haven't heard any statements put out by the Netherlands about this.

    Furthermore, why is Canada being hit with these restrictions when terrorist acts have never originated from our country?

    Let's recall some facts about the Nigerian:
    - paid cash
    - one-way ticket
    - Nigerian citizen
    - had recently traveled to Yemen
    - was on a list

    Red flag anyone?

    Maybe we shouldn't be hassling every day people with more security measures, and hassle our authorities instead? They were the ones who messed up, not us.
    Well, we gotta pick on everyone, so no one feels like they're being profiled. Nevermind what a colosal waste of time it is.

    The thing that some folks don't see, is that the time they spend cavity serching Aunt Bea, two terrorists can slip right on through with their exploding under-roos.

    But, hey, who said common sense had to come into it?
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    Re: Carry-on baggage subject to strict new rules

    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post
    From the article, Canada is doing this voluntarily.



    All this means is that people who try to avoid baggage claim by bringing those medium-sized carry-on overnight bags on board will have to check them and pay the new checked baggage charges like the rest of us.

    I've seen people wheeling their overnight bag, a computer bag, a large coat, and a shopping bag, stuffing them in any overhead bin they please. Two carry-on items, nitwits.

    Flying, even short distances, is time consuming. Plan accordingly, pack accordingly and you'll be fine.

    On a side note -- for those of you who never have to fly through LAX, you really don't know what a mismanaged airport and total inconvenience is. It is by far the worst run airport in the country.
    What it means, is that it's going to take 6 hours to board a flight rather than 3. Not to mention take more money out of people's pockets with baggage charges. And the lost luggage? OMG! That's going to be a nightmare.
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Carry-on baggage subject to strict new rules

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    What it means, is that it's going to take 6 hours to board a flight rather than 3. Not to mention take more money out of people's pockets with baggage charges. And the lost luggage? OMG! That's going to be a nightmare.
    It's what the people want. They clamored for extra security; and now they keep getting it and getting it and..

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    Re: Carry-on baggage subject to strict new rules

    Quote Originally Posted by CrusaderRabbit08 View Post
    It's what the people want. They clamored for extra security; and now they keep getting it and getting it and..
    I think the people clamored for more common sense security.
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Carry-on baggage subject to strict new rules

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    Guess my boycott of flying continues.
    No doubt similar emotions will do wonders for the airline industry and thus the economy.
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    Re: Carry-on baggage subject to strict new rules

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    I think the people clamored for more common sense security.
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