Posts Tagged ‘Transportation Security Administration (TSA)’

Carry-on contraband: Three recent flights and my (completely avoidable) trouble in scanner-land

February 4, 2017

By Matthew E. Milliken
Feb. 4, 2017

I flew from the New York metropolitan area to Raleigh-Durham International Airport on the afternoon of Thursday, Nov. 3 — a one-way trip that I made for reasons that I may eventually get into in another blog post.

I arrived at the airport in plenty of time to make my flight — or so I thought. While using the automatic kiosk, I opted against checking my larger bag because of the $25 fee. After printing my boarding pass, I paused to help a foreign woman attach a luggage tag to her bag and got on the line that would bring me to a security checkpoint.

The line behind me was quickly growing, while the queue ahead of me moved extremely slowly — an alarming combination. As the minutes slowly passed, I began to worry about getting to the plane.

My fears were exacerbated when my roller bag was flagged by security personnel as they put it through the scanner. After a short delay when two Transportation Security Administration employees chatted with one another, one of them asked me sharply what illicit item I had in my bag. I said, honestly, that I did not know.

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Cheeps and Chirps — belated July 2016 Republican National Convention edition!

August 11, 2016

By Matthew E. Milliken
Aug. 11, 2016

Twitter feed, represent!

Sadly, this could be an evergreen tweet


• Reminder: The U.S. is still at war


• Comedy!

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