Hiflyer From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 2197 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (8 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 3668 times:
Many years ago...had the ol vibrating bag...and it was a 'battery powered device'.....ran it thru xray...determined what it was...opened the bag...jumbled the contents to locate it...turned it off...(with rubber gloves on)...locked the suitcase back up...and advised the passenger now seated ob the aircraft that we had to open her bag up to turn off 'a battery powered device'...she didn't even flinch.
777fan From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 2545 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (8 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 3590 times:
Quoting Hiflyer (Reply 2): locked the suitcase back up...and advised the passenger now seated ob the aircraft that we had to open her bag up to turn off 'a battery powered device'...she didn't even flinch
I suppose that if you feel the need to transport said device, you're probably not worried about it being discovered. You'd think that pax would have enough common sense to at least remove the batteries if for any reason that they could run out of juice while en route.
Ntspelich From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 764 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (8 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 3462 times:
Right after 9/11 when we were doing dump screenings at the gate. Had a young lady, probably 20 or so, give or take a few years, who was selected. Her father was standing near by, the "privacy screens" really not being that great at privacy. Well, we get going through her bag, taking stuff out to check it, and run into her good-times "friend." Asked her if she wanted us to continue, trying to give her time to get her dad to dissapear; she's didn't care and told us not to worry about it. Now, I swear that her old man turned red from head to toe- not sure if it was out of anger or embarrasement. For my sake, I'm glad that it was a young lady rather than someone's grandmother.
United 717 heavy, you're facing the wrong way. Any chance you can powerback to get off of my deice pad?
BDL2DCA From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 313 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (8 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 3436 times:
Quoting Ntspelich (Reply 6): Asked her if she wanted us to continue, trying to give her time to get her dad to dissapear; she's didn't care and told us not to worry about it. Now, I swear that her old man turned red from head to toe
I distinctly remember telling my mom at one point (about a different subject, mind you), "Well if you knew the answer, and you knew you weren't going to LIKE the answer, why did you ask me?!"
F9Animal From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 5293 posts, RR: 16
Reply 8, posted (8 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 3260 times:
Oh yes. Working in LAS for several years on the ramp and CSA, I have plenty of good stories. I remember a few occasions where vibrators were found in the bag. We would get permission from the pax to go inside the bag. One bag had all the goodies in it.
One day while on break, I noticed a guy driving by in a convertible. In the passenger seat was a blonde haired blow up doll. WTF was he thinking? LOL!
MesaMXORD From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (8 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 3227 times:
We asked the PAX to come to the bag by the airstairs (Dash-8 flights) and disarm the object. (if we could not twist it off through the bag) man we would have all the male rampers over there cause it was usually always a good "ramp check" . And after an embarrassing moment they were back on there way to ASE EGE GJT GUC etc.....
SapphireLHR From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2006, 103 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (8 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 3210 times:
We once had a "double find" in hand baggage carried by a young lady. An object giving the appearance of a firearm was noticed by the screener. Although analysed as being mainly organic material and therefore possibly a toy, it was still not allowed on board the aircraft. Asking the young lady to identify the item, she immediately went bright red and started to ramble on what it was, being now suspicious we removed the case from the main search area. She now seemed a lot calmer and was willing to open the case which revealed her "friend" in the shape of a firearm, variable speeds being acheived by pulling the trigger !!!
The greatest joy comes in opening unaccompanied bags which are vibrating. With years of experience we can open nearly any type of bag with no visible signs of entry, remove batteries, tape them on the outside of the item, repack, relock, send on their way. I have always wanted to see the faces of passengers when opening their bags after removing padlocks, unlocking combination straps and locks etc and finding the batteries taped on the item. And wandering how the hell................???