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Old 02-22-2008, 10:50 AM
 
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Actually Met couldn't you have it canned into a tin of salmon & shipped to you?
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Old 02-22-2008, 11:53 AM
 
Location: Juneau, AK
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What's it made of? It won't set off an alarm unless it's made of metal. Remember that you only go through security once each way, so if your first leg is out of Ketchikan or Juneau or whatever, they aren't going to search you unless you're a minority, disabled, or don't look suspicious in the slightest.
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Old 02-22-2008, 12:14 PM
 
Location: The Great State of Texas, Finally!
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Oh I think other stuff sets off their "search alarms" but what that is I don't know. I'm not a minority, don't look suspicious or anything, but when they see my uncommon first name on my ID, they do the body search....every flippin time....
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Old 02-22-2008, 12:21 PM
 
Location: Juneau, AK
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Oh I think other stuff sets off their "search alarms" but what that is I don't know. I'm not a minority, don't look suspicious or anything, but when they see my uncommon first name on my ID, they do the body search....every flippin time....
Last time I went through flight security, I was in a wheelchair right after my bike accident. Can you say field day? All the other passengers in line were grumbling and saying mean things to the security officers, like "pick on someone your own size"...
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Old 02-22-2008, 02:34 PM
 
Location: Haines, AK
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and Alaska Airlines got the worst ratings for "lost" baggage and items.
I blame Menzies

When I was coming to school they forgot to put my bike on the plane, and when I went home for Christmas break it took half an hour in Seattle to get our luggage. And this is a 37 seat aircraft I came in on
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Old 02-22-2008, 08:45 PM
 
Location: Right here, see??
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Oh those lovely little 'NSA Lovenotes'....got two of them. They opened not one, but BOTH of my bags when I traveled to Arkansas about three years ago. Polite little devils, yes I must say. Rather neat too. Everything was folded and placed back in the bag, and not one thing was missing. Then again, there wasn't anything to 'find' in the first place!

Not sure I'd venture checking in that pipe. I do believe I'd do as the others have advised and ship it to yourself. I would think the odds would be much better.
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Old 02-26-2008, 12:33 PM
 
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Brings back "fond" memories of my last trip via air. My dad had died and mom wanted him buried back in VA. So we flew there to take care of the arrangements and when we were done and flying back home, I was going thru the security checkpoint and the first security guard looked at my license and sent me on my way. The guard standing behind her said, "Whoa...wait a minute. Lemme see your license." So I went back and handed it to him. He literally stood there looking at it for about five minutes- turning it over and over. I said, "Is there a problem?" He said, "Well, we don't see many Alaska licenses up here; I'm just making sure it's legit." I said, "Well, you're gonna see two in one day, because my husband (who was behind me in line) has one too!" Of course, I was then "selected" for a more thorough search....Sheesh!
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Old 02-26-2008, 02:11 PM
 
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Those idiots took my Philosophy lotion.
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Old 02-26-2008, 09:00 PM
 
Location: Right here, see??
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Hmm..that doesn't sound like any kind of 'security' search, that sounds like 'sticky fingers'.
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Old 02-26-2008, 09:47 PM
 
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Ditto on shipping. I moved to and from AK and shipped things back USPS with insurance and tracking on each box. As far as I remember, everything arrived just fine, and if it doesn't, then you can track exactly where it stopped. Be sure to bubble wrap.
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