New TSA inspections, now anything larger than cell phone comes out!

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  1. table1349

    table1349 Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Which is why it is nice to be a pre-checked passenger. I don't take anything out, just lay the laptop portion open. Don't have to pull gear out, don't have to take off shoes etc.

    It's amazing how simple it is if you just put a little effort into your preparation. We are actually Global Entry cleared, but pre-checked goes with Global Entry.


     
  2. benhasajeep

    benhasajeep No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Worth every cent for frequent travelers.
     
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    runnah Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Thankfully in a couple years time we will all be using cellphones for photography.
     
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  4. KmH

    KmH Helping photographers learn to fish Supporting Member

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    Think Green!
    If you have to fly - fly Economy.
    http://www.ucsusa.org/sites/default...cuments/clean_vehicles/greentravel_report.pdf

     
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    Braineack Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    I'm going to take a train from DC to NYC on tuesday -- with me ill have large bag full of electronics. no one will ever look at it.

    assuming the train is full, that's around 300 passengers travelling to the heart of NYC unmolested by criminals! That's about twice the passengers of a 727 or 737.

    im not sure what TSA is actually trying to accomplish. If one wanted mass causalities, he'd choose the train over the plane. Imho that also proves TSA is not about safety but control.
     
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    KmH Helping photographers learn to fish Supporting Member

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    Yep.
    It's sad most people don't seem to understand that, or they want the government to to control them.
     
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    chuasam Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    I am going out of my way and paying more just to avoid landing in any of the US Airports. I had an option of a stopover in SFO or HKG and SFO was $100 less....but no thanks
     
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    Sounds like federal government to me.
     
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    limr Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    To both of you and others who may be tempted: please keep the discussion limited to the specifics of the OP. No politics.
     
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    waday Do one thing every day that scares you Supporting Member

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    Last time the wife and I flew out of a NY airport (earlier this year), we didn't have to take our shoes off, jacket off, belt off, liquids out of bag, or anything. It was really weird.
     
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    So I just got back from Philadelphia. Had to pull my laptop out of the bag and send it through in its own tote, remove shoes, etc. in both Sioux Falls and Philly. Camera bag went through the scanner but wasn't even opened.

    Then things got weird in Chicago. Hey, it's Chicago. Bound to happen. Aside from the airline comping a hotel room and meal vouchers due to a weather delay, when I checked back in the next morning they didn't even have totes out. Laptop stayed in the bag. Camera stayed in the bag. When I took my shoes off, I got my a$$ chewed a little because they didn't have to come off. But without any totes in sight, I had already put my keys, wallet, phones, change, etc. in my shoes to go through the scanner, so they went through anyway. General security line, not Pre-check.

    So that's the scoop. Probably the closest look my camera bag got checked was at the Museum of Art....
     
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    on a scale from 1 to 0 how safe do you feel now?
     

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