Thursday, May 6, 2010

Travel 411

The C concourse security check-in at Lambert Airport was really busy when we were flying out last Thursday, so we went to the B concourse instead. I'm not sure it was a good idea as the B check-in only had one line open, and other people had been encouraged at C to avoid the lines by heading over to B. I think they do that so there is less work for them at C. But anyway, the line came to a screeching halt (or perhaps I should say sharp halt) when a carry-on bag caught the attention of the screening agent. "Whose bag is this! ," he bellowed. A young man waiting at the other end of the conveyor raised his hand. A lively discussion ensued. It turns out the man had saw blades in his carry-on bag. Yep, saw blades. Why? Who knows, but they let him take the bag on with him. It wasn't too long ago that you couldn't bring your nail clippers on board because they could be used as a weapon. Now saw blades are okay? I don't get it.

As the line began to move again, the other agent reminded people to take their Ziploc bags containing lotion and other liquids out of their bags before they got up to the screening machine. "And any saw blades", she added with a laugh.

1 comment:

Mrs. Wryly said...

You never know when you'll need a saw blade to slice open a Ziplock bag or one of those little travel-sized bottles. They are buggers.