Safe at the in-laws

After some frustrating travel fits and starts, fosteronfilm and I are safely at the in-laws. Details of the ordeal to be posted later. In brief, aside from our flight being cancelled, my hubby is apparently considered a security risk by the airline. Maybe I shouldn’t have let him wear his Resident Evil: Apocalypse t-shirt to the airport. The words “evil” and “apocalypse” might be too much for the transportation security officials . . .

The folks are on dial-up, so LJ updates by necessity will be brief.

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8 Responses to Safe at the in-laws

  1. puskunk says:

    They didn’t do a full body cavity search on him, did they? But really, look at him. He’s obviously not a gun loving, tobaccy chewing, full blooded Amurican!

    • Eugie Foster says:

      No, no full body cavity search! They just pulled him aside so they could pass the metal-detector wand thingy over him, and did a minor pat-down. But they did it both times we were at the airport, even though who the airline flags as “suspicious” is supposed to be random. Of course, not even the TSA folks were trying to get people to buy into the random spin . . .

  2. fahkingnut says:

    You’re joking about the t-shirt being a problem, right?



    Glad to hear your travels were safe. Hope your visit is a good one.

    Love & Hugs,

    • Eugie Foster says:

      You’re joking about the t-shirt being a problem, right?

      About 90% joking. Although there’s a niggling corner of my brain that has to wonder.

      But we’re safe and sound now. I absolutely adore my in-laws, so we’re having a great time!

  3. keesa_renee says:

    AWESOME!! That is so cool, Eugie! :dances about ecstatically:

    Meep! Sorry to hear about your travel problems. I’ve never flown before. Maybe I never will, although…well, I don’t think I look like a threat. :smiles angelically:

    Enjoy your stay with your in-laws!

    • Eugie Foster says:

      Hee! I don’t think I’ve seen a picture of you, but I can’t imagine anyone flagging you as suspicious. ‘Sides, they tend not to target female-types . . . unless they look like they could be muslim.

      I’ve flown a lot. The experience itself is fun, but the hassle at the airport can be way annoying. And the airlines are a lot less reliable than they used to be. When I was little, it seemed a given that if you booked a flight, you would get a seat on the plane and you would arrive more-or-less at your destination on the stipulated time and day. Now, it seems like they overbook all the flights, cancel some on a whim, and the ones that do take off are perpetually late.

      • keesa_renee says:

        Yeah, I don’t know how to put a picture of myself up on LiveJournal, or even if I can. The only pictures I have of myself are too large to be icons, and become unrecognizable when I shrink them. Go figure. 🙂

  4. Anonymous says:

    Not looking like a threat

    (from Dreamwind the critter)
    You wanna know how to not look like a threat to aiport staff (if you’re a girl, anyway?)

    Travel on the plane in full Girl Guide/Girl Scout uniform.

    I went to an international event in the UK a few years back, and regulations state you must travel to and from an international event in full uniform… and my damn shirt has so many badges it weighs 5kg and set off the metal detector. But the cabin crew were all really really nice to us, we got to go up into the cockpit, and the security staff at Heathrow let us go through the priority queue and didn’t make us fill out declarations for our medications or anything!

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