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foenix
Jul. 1st, 2006 10:49 am (UTC)
Fun story.

I recently noticed my ID expired. I don't drive, and don't drink, so only have it for identification purposes, and thus never ever pull the thing out and note the date, for anything.

Except, travelling.

This ID expired before I ever took my first plane flight, and EVERY airport has looked at it, and given it the thumbs up, allowing me onboard, and it's also been just fine to get my ID at conventions.

Doesn't that just make you feel all warm and fuzzy for the United State's airport security?

J
hiyami
Jul. 1st, 2006 02:20 pm (UTC)
My experience of US airports security is more reassuring (read : bordering on paranoid). I suspect they may be a lot more strict for international fights and passengers.
When leaving from L.A., once you checked in your luggage, you were not allowed to touch at it or come close to it : you followed along as a guard was taking it to screening, they X-rayed it, opened it etc, closed it back, then same guard told you to identify it, and again you walked down to the place where they passed it to the airport handlers.

They also X-rayed or metal-tested shoes and of course the usual passport checking.

I'm not complaining, I didn't get a body search and people were... uh... gloom, but not abusive.
Of course, I'm mostly on the good side of the fence : I'm a petite Caucasian girl, I don't "look the part" of a muslim terrorist. I hear it's not as easy for people who happen to "look suspicious"...
silverthoughts
Jul. 1st, 2006 04:23 pm (UTC)
Ahaha! What a stupid idiot.
hiyami
Jul. 1st, 2006 07:05 pm (UTC)
I can't even get around the thought... what did he use as search words to choose that picture?
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