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Old 12-27-2009, 09:54 PM   #31
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This new stay-and-pee-in-your-seat in the last 60 minutes of flight rule can't possibly last long. Just wait till kids start peeing all over the place.
From what I understand - in Canada, anyway - these new policies will only be in place for the next week or so. Still ridiculous, though
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Old 12-27-2009, 10:10 PM   #32
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Too bad SNL is on hiatus, the TSA officials' meeting where they come up with this retarded shit would make a very very good skit.
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Old 12-28-2009, 12:27 AM   #33
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Old 12-28-2009, 12:51 AM   #34
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The Eyes of Fear win again.

Buy your guns and put those giant locks on your doors.
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Old 12-28-2009, 07:22 AM   #35
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I can understand the need for increased security, but some of these rules are just barmy.
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Old 12-28-2009, 08:32 AM   #36
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My next flight will not be until early March, the flight will be short, but getting to the airport extra early and waiting will take longer than the actual flight. Depending on how the security lines are for this particular flight will determine if I drive to Miami in July.
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Old 12-28-2009, 12:02 PM   #37
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This is just total crap, as have been the last two TSA policies to come out of failed terrorist attacks.

I'll tell you what I'm gonna do. . .take out my magazine again as soon as the flight attendants take their seats.

Ridiculous.
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Old 12-28-2009, 12:06 PM   #38
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Please don't tell me IFE is Inflight Entertainment meaning the screens for watching movies you get. I don't care if i'm arrested, you will not force me on a 12 hour flight NOT to watch the lastest blockbuster 2 episodes of 30 rock and 2 of family guy. HAVE SOME MERCY! Its th eonly way I get through a flight it to slap on some headphones and pretend i'm all uncomfortable at home.

but seriously, while i understand its scary for the people on the plane, are we now all going to be lynched when getting up from our seat? Have to go pee pee with the door open? Be given a sack full of nutrients to suck up instead of a meal?
Why don't they lower the air pressure in the cabin, knock everyone out, land the plane and wake us up. I think that will solve a lot of problems!
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Oh this is so much fun.

There's a lot of ruckus here right now because of airport security. It's a lot of deep shit, apparently the people in charge are rookies who have been on the job in 2 months, and after a year people get kicked out for being 'too expensive'. There's a lot of stuff wrong there....
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In-flight security rules eased - Yahoo! News

unsurprisingly (but not soon enough to avoid being a laughing stock), some of the stupid restrictions are going.
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Old 12-29-2009, 04:49 AM   #41
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There are rumours (my Mrs works for QANTAS) that the 60 minute thing will stay in place for QANTAS flights into the US and that the TSA is also considering asking foreign carriers to demand all passengers turn off all electrical equipment 90 minutes before landing...

Added to the abysmal experience of immigration and customs upon landing with all due respect I will not bother heading to the USA again any time soon. I love you wacky Yanks however I am sick of being treated like a criminal upon stepping off a plane. We have a visa waiver in place to cut down on these dramas. What a waste.
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is that opening quote for real, ian? so when we go to america next year, for the final hour i'm going to have to stare at the back of the seat in front of me? i can't read a newspaper?

are you fucking kidding me?

i sometimes wish that the media would report every single passenger who got on or off a plane who was not a terrorist or did nothing illegal or carried an object with absolutely no malice of forethought.
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There are rumours (my Mrs works for QANTAS) that the 60 minute thing will stay in place for QANTAS flights into the US and that the TSA is also considering asking foreign carriers to demand all passengers turn off all electrical equipment 90 minutes before landing...

Added to the abysmal experience of immigration and customs upon landing with all due respect I will not bother heading to the USA again any time soon. I love you wacky Yanks however I am sick of being treated like a criminal upon stepping off a plane. We have a visa waiver in place to cut down on these dramas. What a waste.
I think the rules are in flux right now.

Regarding the strict customs, that's one of the reasons the US lost the Olympics bid. Even citizens returning home are given tough questioning frequently. I don't think the US will win another Olympics bid until they have a change in attitude.
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strict usa customs? ha. i've never dealt with anyone who treated me like a criminal arriving in the usa, the hardest time was when one of the staff wanted to see another form of id because i don't look much like my passport photo, and he couldn't have been nicer about it. not to mention nobody has wanted to stop me after i collect my bags, it's basically a straight line from the bag carousel out of the airport - far less strict than just about anywhere else i've been.

the big problem is the tsa. they're all idiots. i hate dealing with them.
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Old 12-29-2009, 10:56 AM   #45
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Customs can be hit or miss - sometimes you are waved through, other times it can be a minor ordeal, as has been publicized numerous times. Obama was asked directly about the possible "harrowing experience" of entering the US by an IOC member.
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