Long Skirts get you Patted Down

Trip Start Oct 22, 2009
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Trip End Apr 04, 2010


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Monday, December 28, 2009

We took Daisy to the airport very early this morning for her flight back to Billings and I got an escort pass so I could go through security with her.

Dumb me--when I packed her bag last night I was having so much trouble getting the "whole Christmas" into her suitcase I wasn't thinking very well. I'd left out her jars of Eucerin and Fiber Therapy powder because she still needed to use them--figured I'd put them in her carry-on in the morning.

Bad idea.

That got me into all kinds of trouble. First the Eucerin had to go back out to the front and into her checked bag. That meant we (because I couldn't leave Daisy anywhere while I ran back to do this) had to go through security twice. We got the full pat down BOTH times, even tho they were only 2 minutes apart and by now the staff was getting to know us quite well.

I was so mad at myself because I had been packing and re-packing our own liquids etc., to get everything we'd need into our quart sized baggies and here I totally went brain dead with Daisy's.

 So my post Nigerian terrorist tips are: THINK--don't do anything that makes them look at you twice. No long skirts, no powder substances, OF COURSE no liquids, pastes, creams etc. over 3 oz., no baggy shirts. 

And this is just Mesa to Billings--international flights are really crazy now. It doesn't matter what you do you're going to get patted down and have your bags searched. 

Next week will be interesting.
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