[Sca-cooks] Threat Levels at Airports

Elaine Koogler ekoogler1 at comcast.net
Thu Aug 10 07:09:11 PDT 2006

ysabeau wrote:
> Hmmmm...so maybe it wasn't my activities in Southeast Asia in the 
> late 70s that got me flagged for extra searches after all...it was 
> the SCA! I'd forgotten about that. Up until this last trip in 
> June, I always had to allow extra time because I would get flagged 
> for the extra special searches...not only going through the 
> initial screening, but my bags always had the little card saying 
> they had been searched and most of the time my carry-ons got 
> searched again at the gate. I was beginning to feel picked on!
> Ysabeau
Actually, it usually has to do more with your flight plans rather than 
you.  I wondered myself when I got checked both ways a couple of years 
back.  It turned out that the reason was that I had an "open jaws" 
flight...flew out of National in DC to Florida, then back from Florida 
to Pittsburg (on my way to Pennsic).  I also got checked out thoroughly 
a year ago when I flew to Michigan...I had my coronet in my carry-on and 
the screeners were concerned about this metal object with sharp 
points...despite the little balls on the end of each point!  I 
personally think they were just curious...wondered what that "thing" was!

But yes, we were on that list...but I had been told that they decided 
that we are a bunch of harmless royalists!


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