Airport Follies......  

freetime648 52F
7629 posts
1/5/2006 9:24 am

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Airport Follies......

On our way to the states we had to go through SO MANY security checkpoints. I have noticed the HUGE differences in each airport as to what is procedure.

Landing in Charlotte, I go through a checkpoint with my cigarettes and lighter in the top of my problem, I slid through like a well oiled eel. My hubby on the other hand had his in a backpack, at the bottom of the bag. He was stopped and had to totally unpack his backpack for this BIC lighter, which he was ordered to throw away. Ok, answer this...what will a lighter do that matches won't do???? According to them it will explode.....NOT THE WHOLE PLANE THOUGH!The one with the lighter may lose a finger or two but if he/she was intending on blowing up something...better their own hands, huh??

Getting off the plane at Indianapolis Airport we wait for almost an hour for our bags only to find that one of them is still in Charlotte. Ok, how did 3 bags checked together get seperated?? Simple answer: They are neandrathals who think our luggage is their way of pretending to be he-men! They throw our things around like it is excercise. They have no care or concern whatsoever! How do I know this?? I sat in the airplane while they were loading the luggage and I watched them do it. I pity the guy whose guitar they threw on the ground like it was trash. Maybe I should pity the airline...but, Nawwww, they deserve any wrath bestowed upon them.

Returning home, we landed in Philedelphia for our connection back to Germany. I wait in a God awfully long ass line for security check. I then get to the scanner and this man informed me I will have to wait to get a female for a search. Why? Because he said I had on a jacket without any shirt under it. I had on a fleece sweater! I looked at him and said that this was my shirt and he proclaimed that it wasn't! Another gentleman finally arrived and told the "kid" to quit being to technical! But, I did take my lighter through!!!!!!

By time I arrived in Frankfurt I had about had enough. The ride itself was like sitting in a QVC commercial. One stewardess thought it her duty to announce every 20 minutes about the in flight Duty-free sales. OMG LADY! We are trying to sleep here and watch our programs in already charged $5.00 for earphones that did not work the cost of the flight itself....why would I want to buy anything else you had to offer??? LEAVE ME ALONE I AM SLEEPING! Then I have to wait another hour and 20 minutes cause thew baggage conveyor broke. BRING THE LUGGAGE IN ON TRAILERS YOU MORONS! NOW YOU HAVE HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE BACKED UP! A-DUH!

I Leave this blog with a song in mind:

"COME FLY WITH ME.....COME FLY AWAY!!!!!!!!!!!!"


xx FREETIME648 xx

rm_muffin162 56M
763 posts
1/8/2006 7:10 am

The joys of travel freetime,look upon it as a adventure,not something to get stressed up about.I will bear in mind your help with finding suitable accomadation when i visit the states,you shure he wont mind putting me up? Hope you got some good advice to your posted question.

freetime648 52F

1/6/2006 6:58 am

TY Miss HElga........glad to be home!!!!

xx FREETIME648 xx

helga_hansen 49F  
1987 posts
1/5/2006 10:42 am

Just glad to hear that you got home safely! {=}


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