Discussion in 'Articles of Interest' started by table1349, Mar 22, 2017.
Next they'll be banning shoes,
Not to be totally preoccupied with photography, the "ban list" also includes tablets, laptops, DVD players, games... So, I'm checking my laptop too. Uh, yeah, I trust the safety in that! Hopefully, they'll still allow a paperback book to avert the distractions from all the naked passengers.
sneakers with led lights must be band, we don't want to get bombed with Christmas lights, you might get a booboo.
YES, not the sex toys, just the KY. 4 oz's only.
They swabbed my gear bag and then I almost lost a 32GB card through security last week, got it back 10 minutes later. I really didnt want them to pull part my camera bag omg that would be a pain in the u know.
Flying again tomorrow I hope it goes smooth.
If so why even fly anywhere?
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Do they make Lysol wipes for the mind?
It's all a ploy to get tourists to spend more in the USA lol. Forces people coming in to leave their stuff at home and buy pricey camera's, tablets, laptops in the USA . That's why they can flout out without a problem afterwards. ( cause the money is spent. )
When I was shooting for a living ... hell, even now ... I never check my cameras and bag. I always carried them with me. The Treasury Department people always took camera bags apart when shooting the president. They looked through every lens and every camera ... no big deal as long as you're there to supervise and assist.
I remember returning to the USA with my g/f from Paris. We were having a final meal at the airport when I realized the plane was taking off without us. I grabbed our nearly full bottle of wine and we ran through check-in and bordered with the bottle. At every checkpoint we were sharing the wine with the airport/airline personnel. Once onboard we passed the bottle amongst the passengers and flight attendants. The good ol' days.
Must of been prop planes and the seats had ash trays in them. It was glamorous flying back in them days, no doubt.
So if this only applies to certain countries flying INTO the US, what if you fly into that said country and then needed to fly back home? You can't bring your camera back? Even if you're a US citizen?
From what I understand, this ban may only be temporary.
I'm scared to death to fly within my own country as it is, there are so many horror stories about TSA vs photographers. Its almost not even worth bringing my camera gear if I'm going to fly somewhere. Just seems like a PITA to me.
I think it is temporary and was issued because of some intelligence but not apparently a specific threat. People will have to travel like it's 1999.
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