Holy cow...

From: Huw Davies <huw.davies_at_kerberos.davies.net.au>
Date: Sat Aug 7 08:42:27 2004

On 06/08/2004, at 2:07 PM, evan wrote:

> I just heard the very end of a TV news report, where they said some
> airport
> terminal was shut down for hours today due to a bomb scare. They
> described the
> potential bomb as a small, odd-looking box with wires and various
> electrical
> parts. Then they said "It turned out to be an antique microphone."

Well, returning to Australia from the UK in mid-2000 with an antique
oil lamp (a
family heirloom) lead to a very thorough search at Manchester Airport.
I assume
that it x-rayed in a non-conforming way.

Even more fun was the extra baggage check on my last flight to
Singapore on a Qantas
code share with British Airways. Explaining why I had two laptops in my
carry on
baggage was somewhat entertaining - especially when I couldn't boot my
work laptop
as the battery didn't have enough power left to boot. I spent some time
trying to explain
that the work laptop was for work and the other one was for personal
use, but I don't
think I really got through to security...

Huw Davies | e-mail: Huw.Davies_at_kerberos.davies.net.au
Melbourne | "If soccer was meant to be played in the
Australia | air, the sky would be painted green"
Received on Sat Aug 07 2004 - 08:42:27 BST

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