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Getting through TSA security with your gear.

 
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Dec 24, 2011 06:36 |  #61

It's a not a big deal although my last flight they had to take my bag aside for too many electronics or something. Never heard of that before but we did get a convo about what I do and if I'm a professional or not. Made me laugh and smile. :D


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Dec 24, 2011 10:07 as a reply to  @ _aravena's post |  #62

TSA, I don't have problems with them usually but there is one thing I'd like. If I have endure the groping, please don't try to have a conversation with me. There's just something slightly awkward about a middle aged man checking my waistband while asking me how I am and how about this weather... Just grope me and let me move on. :lol:




  
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Dec 24, 2011 10:32 |  #63

TuanTime wrote in post #13593904 (external link)
TSA, I don't have problems with them usually but there is one thing I'd like. If I have endure the groping, please don't try to have a conversation with me. There's just something slightly awkward about a middle aged man checking my waistband while asking me how I am and how about this weather... Just grope me and let me move on. :lol:

That small talk is their way of coming on to you. If you show interest, it's into the booth for some pre-flight fun.




  
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Dec 24, 2011 10:44 |  #64

TuanTime wrote in post #13593904 (external link)
TSA, I don't have problems with them usually but there is one thing I'd like. If I have endure the groping, please don't try to have a conversation with me. There's just something slightly awkward about a middle aged man checking my waistband while asking me how I am and how about this weather... Just grope me and let me move on.

Shouldn't the TSA really give passengers the option of the gender of the agent who is going to check you? After all, as a staunchly devout heterosexual, I know that I would be far less uncomfortable about a lady checking my waistband while bantering about the weather!


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Dec 24, 2011 10:48 |  #65

Wilt wrote in post #13594034 (external link)
Shouldn't the TSA really give passengers the option of the gender of the agent who is going to check you? After all, as a staunchly devout heterosexual, I know that I would be far less uncomfortable about a lady checking my waistband while bantering about the weather!

I hear ya, I've got that heterosexual thing going on too.




  
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Dec 24, 2011 11:19 |  #66

Wilt wrote in post #13594034 (external link)
Shouldn't the TSA really give passengers the option of the gender of the agent who is going to check you? After all, as a staunchly devout heterosexual, I know that I would be far less uncomfortable about a lady checking my waistband while bantering about the weather!

Show up in drag, you have a good change to get the "female" agent. I don't know how many of these agents you've seen, but let me gently suggest the grass might not be greener on the other side of the fence for this one...at least until gender testing has been done on them. When the "female" agent with the mustache starts groping you, report back on how it went.




  
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Dec 24, 2011 22:22 |  #67

I just put my backpack or Pelican on the belt and they take it through. They always open it, though. And always confiscate my Rocket Blower.


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Dec 24, 2011 22:32 |  #68

KhanhD wrote in post #13595785 (external link)
I just put my backpack or Pelican on the belt and they take it through. They always open it, though. And always confiscate my Rocket Blower.

You REALLY don't want to know where that rocket blower ends up on their breaks.;)




  
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Dec 24, 2011 22:58 |  #69

lol.

Im more concerned Ive given up 4 Rocket Blowers this year.. I pack them with my clothes now and they dont get noticed.


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Dec 31, 2011 21:51 |  #70

Why take the rocket blower?

What if you cut the little rocket wings off it?


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Jan 01, 2012 01:57 |  #71

DisrupTer911 wrote in post #13627607 (external link)
Why take the rocket blower?

What if you cut the little rocket wings off it?

Seems like a strange thing to take.


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Jan 01, 2012 11:14 |  #72

DisrupTer911 wrote in post #13627607 (external link)
Why take the rocket blower?

What if you cut the little rocket wings off it?

I've never had mine taken, my guess is someone at TSA has a fetish that is best not discussed here.




  
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Jan 01, 2012 11:24 as a reply to  @ rick_reno's post |  #73

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If i can get through Logan with my gear, you are all set....

When i bring my Elinchrom Quadra on the plane, it's always fun to watch the X-Ray person's reaction when they see it on the screen. Their eyes light up. It literally looks like a bomb. A large battery pack, with a bunch of wires hanging out of it and a cap.

I go with reflectors, battery packs and a full case of my lenses and bodies. Trust me, you are all set.

Elinchrom Quadra batteries are fun. Almost always good start for the security check. :D


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Jan 01, 2012 11:32 |  #74

Jackson Hole Wyoming is the best airport security experience that I have ever had.

Why? It's not TSA, it's a private security company.
http://www.tsa.gov …6/press_release​_1002.shtm (external link)

I wish more airports went this route. I would guess that a private company would be cheaper than a government agency.

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Elinchrom Quadra batteries are fun. Almost always good start for the security check. :D

I thought there was a limit to the batteries you were able to bring on a plane. I am surprised then let the Quadra's on.


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Jan 01, 2012 11:40 |  #75

diputs wrote in post #13629317 (external link)
I thought there was a limit to the batteries you were able to bring on a plane. I am surprised then let the Quadra's on.

I should have mentioned that my experience is not with TSA (don't live in the US), but with Eurostar security checks.


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