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    Re: Carry-on baggage subject to strict new rules

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    I think the people clamored for more common sense security.
    I believe the public wants the illusion of security. Appearances are the most important thing.
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    Re: Carry-on baggage subject to strict new rules

    The title of this thread gave me a bit of a start. I saw the words carry on, and thought Truth Detector was operating a sock puppet in this thread.

    But, on the serious side, flying is going to be even more of a pain in the ass than it used to, but making sure that people are not bombed out of existence is worth the extra wait, IMHO.
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    Re: Carry-on baggage subject to strict new rules

    It's ironic that Schiphol has "Millimetre Wave" scanners installed, but not used, since the USA objected to their sole use on US destined passengers. They provide a dim 3d picture of the body outline, though the passenger's face is blurred out. Maybe those objecting puritans didn't like the idea of somebody looking at their private bits. It could well have stopped the attack right there, if it had been allowed to be used.
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    Re: Carry-on baggage subject to strict new rules

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    The title of this thread gave me a bit of a start. I saw the words carry on, and thought Truth Detector was operating a sock puppet in this thread.

    But, on the serious side, flying is going to be even more of a pain in the ass than it used to, but making sure that people are not bombed out of existence is worth the extra wait, IMHO.
    Not for me. I no longer take vacations that involve flying. I now limit them to trips I can drive to in about half a day.

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    Re: Carry-on baggage subject to strict new rules

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    Not for me. I no longer take vacations that involve flying. I now limit them to trips I can drive to in about half a day.
    When you live in an island country, this isn't practical. However, I limit trips to the US due to the silly restrictions on place on U.S.-inbound flights...
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    Re: Carry-on baggage subject to strict new rules

    Quote Originally Posted by ludahai View Post
    When you live in an island country, this isn't practical. However, I limit trips to the US due to the silly restrictions on place on U.S.-inbound flights...
    Americans like silly

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    Re: Carry-on baggage subject to strict new rules

    Quote Originally Posted by Sgt Schultz View Post
    I believe the public wants the illusion of security. Appearances are the most important thing.
    I don't think that strip searching a 90 y/o granny gives that illusion.
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    Re: Carry-on baggage subject to strict new rules

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    I don't think that strip searching a 90 y/o granny gives that illusion.
    When did that happen? Here is one story I found on a quick search:

    Great Grandmother Strip-Searched At N.Y. Casino - wcbstv.com

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    Re: Carry-on baggage subject to strict new rules

    Quote Originally Posted by CrusaderRabbit08 View Post
    Americans like silly
    Unfortunately, some of these silly rules makes it difficult to take my daughters to see their grandma and great-grampa. Thank goodness for Skype...
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    Re: Carry-on baggage subject to strict new rules

    Quote Originally Posted by CrusaderRabbit08 View Post
    We Americans are a paranoid bunch, ain't we? I refuse to fly with these idiotic restrictions in place. Bad news for my travel agent.
    I don't believe these restrictions are in place for flights originating in the U.S. However, given that the U.S. doesn't control security screening at airports outside the U.S., they apply to flights originating OUTSIDE the U.S. to destinations inside the U.S. Given that, it seems a sensible precaution.

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