Aug 12, 2006

no overreaction here -link-

"These restrictions are a disaster for me," she wrote in a posting on the BBC's Have Your Say before flying to Zurich.

After her arrival in Switzerland, she recounted the ordeal of having to hand over the cello, valued at up to £10,000 ($19,000) and not covered by her insurance if carried in the hold.

"It is never safe enough in the hold and they don't treat instruments properly," she told
the BBC News website.

snip

Dreading the effect of the freezing cold in the hold on her instrument, she opened the case to find that one of the bows had been dislodged and there were scratches on the varnish.

I bet you could hide a tommy gun in that guitar case.

and the icing...

Confusion over the new restrictions extended into the cabin when a hostess asked passengers to switch off mobile phones and was met by loud laughter from the passengers, none of whom had been allowed to bring theirs aboard.

priceless.

11 Comments:

At 13.8.06, Blogger teh l4m3 said...

Golly, I hope the TSA doesn't find my refrigerated flask of bull semen... It goes skunky in the hold!

 
At 14.8.06, Blogger Smartypants said...

I need hand lotion and lipbalm in the cabin. Please. Don't make me give up my hand lotion and lipbalm.

 
At 16.8.06, Blogger your said...

phentermine nice :)

 
At 16.8.06, Blogger your said...

phentermine nice :)

 
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At 17.8.06, Blogger teh l4m3 said...

See what happens when you wait forever to post and don't use word verification?

 
At 18.8.06, Blogger Lefty said...

nice :)

 
At 20.8.06, Blogger mdhatter said...

shaddup lefty.

 
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