14 August 2006

Not A Great Way To Fly

Following the successful sting operation against the terrorist, who otherwise would have blown up 10 transatlantic plane in mid-air, killing thousands, the TSA has since stepped up and tightened security measures.

Great. Just when I am about to embark on another trip to the US.

Still, better the hassle than the horror.

I am so not looking forward to this coming trip as it is a gruelling one with 8 plane boardings in 10 days. Here, let me show you.
15 Aug 2006 - Hong Kong to Tokyo
15 Aug 2006 - Tokyo to Los Angeles
15 Aug 2006 - Los Angeles to Memphis
15 Aug 2006 - Memphis to Houston
16 Aug 2006 - Houston to Memphis
20 Aug 2006 - Memphis to Los Angeles
22 Aug 2006 - Los Angeles to Tokyo
23 Aug 2006 - Tokyo to Hong Kong
I am going to feel sorry for those travelers who aren't aware of this new restrictions. As all liquids have to be either consumed or thrown away prior to boarding, those clueless folks who went ahead and bought themselves bottles of duty-free liquor, confirmed HONG KAN.

On the day of the flight, I think I shall bring along a cup to see who needs my assistance in helping them finish drinking the duty-free liquor prior to boarding. Hur hur hur....

- Voxeros

1. OLLie left...
Sunday, 13 August 2006 4:25 pm
hmm.. why the ban of liquids and gels ar? Bombs ar?
If that's the case, can't people put in the bombing materials in a medication bottle labelled with his name and stuff? This should be able to trick the security at customs ma. No?

2. Gary left...
Monday, 14 August 2006 1:12 am
"sir, i think you are drunk from all those free liquors that are banned from bringing to the plane.. can you kindly stay overnight at a nearby transit hotel so that you are sober enough to fly?" lmao...
hik.. did i say liverpool won 2-1 in the charity shield? hik..

3. JayWalk left...
Monday, 14 August 2006 1:26 am ::
OLLie: Apparently certain elements of making explosives are in liquid form. Currently airport security screener, at present, aren't able to detect them. So outright banned until a time the updated screeners are in place.

The duty-free shops will be hard hit but this new measure. No liquor and no cosmetics.

Gary: Not say, I will drink everything lah. Just see if lucky enough to spot a person with a bottle of Louis XIII mah....

Also, please do celebrate your Charity Shield. That would be the only silverware, you guys are going to see this season. :P

4. sunflower left...
Monday, 14 August 2006 8:52 am
Be careful1

5. spinnee left...
Monday, 14 August 2006 3:37 pm ::
HONG KAN la.. i wanna go into ur suitcase, but looks like I can't be in it... or i'll be deem as a terrorist! somemore I have fluid in me (blood, water, pee anything... WHAHWHAHWHA)... darts. ;P

6. Jaslyn left...
Monday, 14 August 2006 11:47 pm
Wah lau.. So ma fan!! Only go US then so ma fan right??

7. Pam left...
Tuesday, 15 August 2006 12:39 am
hey, have a safe trip! it'll probably be fine, since you're flying from HK to America - not to the UK (or vice versa!). they've downgraded the security levels, which is great. I was at Stansted picking up a friend on Friday (the day after it all happened) and they'd cordoned off the drop off/pick up point with police vehicles, and had the police dogs, and police with big machine guns. surreal.

re the comment about 'tricking' the authorities by putting the liquid in medicine bottles - you are required to taste the liquid in front of the authorities to show that it is what you say it is.

8. aloe left...
Tuesday, 15 August 2006 9:22 am
wah!! U will have very long waits at the airports. U sure u can catch all the planes on your itinerary?? Take care!

9. Lynne left...
Wednesday, 16 August 2006 12:51 am
Wear sandals, easier to slip on and off ... and remember, no liquid this time! Coming by MSP or not?

10. JayWalk left...
Wednesday, 16 August 2006 2:26 am :: 
sunflower: Thanks. I think I will do ok.

Spinnee: I think I need to blog about my suitcase. Or else how you know if you are able to fit inside?
Alternatively, I think I shall just declare you as my stuff doll and bring you on board as hand carry. You think they'll buy that?

Jaslyn: Yeah only to UK and USA. Not sure about Canada though.

Pam: Well, I totally forgot to remove my eye drops from the pocket and they threw it away even though I wanted to demonstrate applying a few drops in my eye. Oh well.

Anna: I am typing this at the Los Angeles airport. So far so good. Not too bad except that ONE immigration with the bad and condescending attitude. Ptui!

Lynne: Mai lah.... if wear slipper hor, that I need to wear bermuda shorts and singlet to match. Very Ah Pek leh.... cannot!
As for MSP, I think it will happen sometime next year. No chance this year leh. :(

11. Jaslyn left...
Wednesday, 16 August 2006 7:31 am
I got ask about Canada meh? *grin*

12. JayWalk left...
Wednesday, 16 August 2006 1:45 pm ::
Jaslyn: Aiyah. Mai geh geh lah... you know I know that you want to ask about Canada one lah...

13. wennie left...
Thursday, 17 August 2006 8:51 pm
erm.. thats only for US right? wont happen in sg yet ya? im flying to indo soon x_x dont wanna get stopped at customs T_T

14. JayWalk left...
Friday, 18 August 2006 6:51 am :: 
Wennie: Nah. I think only flights to/from US/UK are affected. I think you should be fine.

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