[Sca-cooks] Threat Levels at Airports

ysabeau ysabeau at mail.ev1.net
Thu Aug 10 08:06:04 PDT 2006

I was moving back to the States from Berlin about two or three 
years after the Lockerbie flight blew up. I wasn't thinking and 
put my alarm clock in my suitcase. I got called to come open my 
suitcase so they could inspect it. I ended up having to ditch the 
alarm clock for security reasons. Berlin had state of the art 
security before anyone else did.


---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: "Kathleen A Roberts" <karobert at unm.edu>
Reply-To: Cooks within the SCA <sca-cooks at lists.ansteorra.org>
Date: Thu, 10 Aug 2006 08:40:04 -0600

>On Thu, 10 Aug 2006 10:09:11 -0400
>  Elaine Koogler <ekoogler1 at comcast.net> wrote:
>   I also got checked
>>out thoroughly 
>> to Pittsburg (on my 
>> 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!
>we got held up leaving ireland (couple years before 9/11) 
>because an x-ray of our suitcase revealed something of 
>'interest'.  they requested the presence of husband at the 
>desk.   so i'm sitting and sitting in dublin airport 
>wondering if we were going to make the flight back home or 
>he comes back looking a bit sheepish.  seems they saw one 
>of his souveniers that had the outline of a giant bullet 
>or iddy-biddy torpedo.  definitely shell shaped.
>it was a flask he bought in dublin,  cylindrical with 
>several small cone shaped thimble cups held in place with 
>a leather strap on top for 'sharing' the waters of life 
>with friends.  once revealed, the inspectors thought it 
>was pretty cool and all left friends.
>so you see, the most innocent of things....
>and don't get me started on the woman in atlanta wanting 
>to swab our replica of the armagh chalice (pulled out of 
>the packing and box, mind you) for gunpowder residue or 
>some such.  PUH-leeze!!!!!!!!
>airports were crazy long before this.
>"Being Irish, he had an abiding sense of tragedy which 
>sustained him through temporary periods of joy."
>W. B. Yeats
>Kathleen Roberts
>University of New Mexico
>Office of Freshman Admissions
>Administrative Asst. III
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>Sca-cooks at lists.ansteorra.org

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