Sunday, August 29, 2010

Interesting string of events

So a rather interesting chain of events has started happening at my airport. Five weeks ago a woman tried to come through security with a concealed box cutter blade. She was caught and taken out in handcuffs for the object being concealed on her body (also illegal to conceal prohibited items in an attempt to bypass a federal checkpoint). One week later, another lady comes through with a can of mace (not pepper spray, mace. illegal to carry in my state). She was also arrested for concealing a prohibited item. Then, last week some guy comes through with a decent sized knife concealed in his carry on bag. He was caught as well and escorted out in handcuffs.

I guess the odd thing is normal people are getting more gutsy with what they will try to bring through security. It doesn't make any sense since my airport always seems to catch these things and the people responsible always get arrested. Why would people with actual lives and families risk something like that? No one in their right mind would try to bring a gun into a court house, why would an airport be any different?

Airports have never (at least within the past 30 years) allowed people to bring guns or other harmful objects onto airplanes. Why does everyone act like these rules are so new?

Monday, March 8, 2010

A change

I'm changing this blog officially to "The Life and Times of an Airport Screener". I've realized that travel help really doesn't have much of a following, and I'd like to be on this blog for the long haul. I also came to the conclusion that the musings of a disgruntled airport screener might be more entertaining than assistance with the airlines or security. I will still offer travel tips and help, but only by request or if I find something that could prove helpful to the traveling public. I just can't see many people following a blog about travel tips, and long time travelers learn the new procedures or helpful tips when they hit the airports. So, I'm spinning off to the entertainment side of things.

So, starting today, less boring and more interesting.