The Fun Of Travelling Over This Holiday Period
Posted 27 December 2009 - 03:03 PM
Btw..my birthday is on January 1st - am travelling the next day. I don't much like this time of year and the Bodybuilders Diet had to begin early because I'm hoping to compete in the IFB, whose Federation starts a month earlier than NABBA which was the Federation of my last comp.
Posted 28 December 2009 - 02:53 PM
I wish you a safe journey home, a and hope your fleas will not be there to greet you !
Posted 28 December 2009 - 03:15 PM
I am not sure how much it affects flights which are not to the US but on Saturday I will see for myself. You are lucky to be travelling in a month's time by which time the procedures will be run in and not causing so many delays. I have to get there early as I have to change my ticket and pay the penalty for the change and also (as usual) have overweight baggage to pay for.
If they did better profiling (this guy was on a terrorist watch-list) we might not have to go through all this. El Al have had profiling and questioning for years and are way ahead of the game in this field.
I rang my friend today and she said it is pretty mild in Istanbul so I fear I am going to have a few bites after my first night there:( I wasn't going to put the flea powder down until the Spring but that might have to change if it's really bad.
Posted 28 December 2009 - 03:55 PM
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Posted 28 December 2009 - 04:15 PM
Mitchmoud - I AM a bodybuilder but still like to keep my modesty:)) I think we ought to have bodyscanners however although some people are against them. Yes, it is the flights to the US which will be the most affected. I do think the security will be tightened up with other flights too. The new hand baggage rule is difficult. This is simply a re-imposition of a security rule of a few years ago when everyone had to have one hand bag irrespective. It had to be a certain size and it was a bit of a nuisance if you travel with a lot of hand baggage or a computer. Sometimes people just want hand baggage if they are not staying long or flying by budget airlines.
Posted 28 December 2009 - 05:34 PM
Not sure why only having 1 bag will make a difference, unless they mean that they have more time to screen people in which case it might be an idea of they used some of the money we have to pay for airport taxes to employ extra staff and machines to scan people and luggage.
Posted 29 December 2009 - 02:42 PM
Somehow, I fear it's just a matter of time before the terrorists find another loophole ...........
Posted 29 December 2009 - 03:46 PM
Meral, the loophole would be a suicide bomber detonating BEFORE going through security i.e. in the security queues. I remember this happening in Israel in the early days of the intifada.
Sadly you can never stop these nutters because they keep thinking of different things and the security measures are never in anticipation of anything new, just shutting the stable door after the last thing.
Posted 29 December 2009 - 07:18 PM
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