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Woman Tries To Sneak Fish Into Carry-on, Twice!  
User currently offlineContinental123 From United States of America, joined Nov 2006, 147 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 6 months 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 5281 times:

Recently I was reading an article in the paper about this woman in LA who twice tried to sneak a purse full of dead goldfish onto an AA flight from LAX to DFW. First, she casually strolled up to security and placed the purse on the screening belt. They saw the goldfish and said that she could not take them on the plane, so she took the purse and walked away. About a week later she went to SNA and bought a ticket from SNA to DFW. She once again strolled up to security and placed the bag on the screening belt. They told her that she could not tak the fish on the plane. Apparently, the woman had a meltdown and started screaming at the guards to let her go to her plane. She was eventually calmed down and escorted out of the terminal by police officers. I just have on question. Why would somebody want to carry a purse full of dead goldfish from LA to Dallas?

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User currently onlinePanHAM From Germany, joined May 2005, 9274 posts, RR: 29
Reply 1, posted (7 years 6 months 4 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 5147 times:

Quoting Continental123 (Thread starter):
I just have on question. Why would somebody want to carry a purse full of dead goldfish from LA to Dallas?

I try to give an aviation related answer so it does not get deleted.

She probably wanted the gold fish to fly over the cuckoos nest?



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User currently offlineBurnsie28 From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 7536 posts, RR: 8
Reply 2, posted (7 years 6 months 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 5063 times:

Either way, where is it said that you can't carry fish through security?


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User currently offlineBohica From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2687 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (7 years 6 months 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 5038 times:

The decision is up to the AIRLINE. Not the TSA. Once again this is a classic example of the TSA overstepping its bounds.

User currently offlinePanAm747 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4242 posts, RR: 8
Reply 4, posted (7 years 6 months 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 5038 times:

How many times does TSA have to tell the travelling public this - dead goldfish are a threat to aviation security!!

She obviously was planning on meeting up with accomplices onboard, combining the fish, and bringing down the airplane.

Al Qaeda will try anything, won't they?  rotfl 

And of course, from now on, I will have an SSSS on my boarding passes forever. Oh well.



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User currently offlineRichPhitzwell From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (7 years 6 months 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 5023 times:

A great prank to pull on your closest of friends... put a fiish in their hubcaps (well the wheel cover). After awhile it will stink, then stop stinking until it gets wet again and start the process all over again.

If she were to hide the goldfish onboard, the smell may get bad enough that the bird would have to come out of services for a very good search and cleaning... just a thought.


User currently onlinePanHAM From Germany, joined May 2005, 9274 posts, RR: 29
Reply 6, posted (7 years 6 months 4 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 4996 times:

OK, it does not take an x-ray machine to discover that someone is carrying dead fish. If TSA hadn't stopped the lady. it would have been the gate agents job to do that.

Conditions of carryage usually prevent passengers from taking things on board that could affect the comfort of fellow passengers.

The Swedes like canned fermented herring which is best when the can is just about to explode. It's a no-no on board of an airliner like Vietnamese fish fond.



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User currently offline787atPAE From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 143 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 4802 times:

It could be worse. My wife was on a flight where a couple guys were checking some iced salmon from SEA to ATL. The boxes of salmon broke on the way to ATL. My wife doesn't like seafood, or the smell of it, so thankfully, her bag didn't get put on that flight for some reason...

But I hear there was nasty stench in the ATL baggage claim for a little bit.  Smile


User currently offlineSkydrol From Canada, joined Oct 2003, 968 posts, RR: 10
Reply 8, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 4750 times:

Quoting PanAm747 (Reply 4):
course, from now on, I will have an SSSS on my boarding passes forever. Oh well.

and I thought it was only me...



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User currently offlineChinaClipper40 From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 169 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 4558 times:

This is a slightly tangential question, but not too far off topic - does anyone know what current airline or TSA regulations are regarding carrying iced shrimp in carry-on baggage? In the pre-9/11 days, I used to vacation frequently in a couple of small fishing villages on the Sea of Cortez (Gulf of California) in northern Mexico. Coming home, I would always carry well-iced fresh-caught jumbo shrimp with me in a styrofoam picnic cooler (purchased right off the shrimp boats as they came into port) and enjoy grilled shrimp with friends at home just a few hours after leaving SAN or PHX. Do current regulations now require that sort of stuff to be in one's checked baggage? Thanks in advance to anyone who can set me straight. I'm thinking of vacationing in the same area this spring.

ChinaClipper40


User currently onlinePanHAM From Germany, joined May 2005, 9274 posts, RR: 29
Reply 10, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 4502 times:

Only logic to check the iced shrimps as baggage.

You are not supposed to take over 100 ml of liquids as carry on and ice will become liquid in a very short time. I would not want TSA inspectors handle and check the shrimps either. That idea alone would spoil the barbecue.



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User currently offlineSukhoi From Sweden, joined May 2006, 373 posts, RR: 8
Reply 11, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 4453 times:

Quoting PanHAM (Reply 6):
The Swedes like canned fermented herring which is best when the can is just about to explode. It's a no-no on board of an airliner like Vietnamese fish fond.

It is not forbidden on all airlines but I think one can leaked on a KLM flight so they forbid it, you could until a year or so buy the fish in a non explosive can after the secuirity control. Now with the new secuirity rules I think it has to go in the cargo hold  

[Edited 2007-01-28 11:04:48]

User currently offlinePanAmOldDC8 From Barbados, joined Dec 2006, 960 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 4400 times:

Quoting PanHAM (Reply 1):
She probably wanted the gold fish to fly over the cuckoos nest?

Good one. How about one for the fisher. There is something wrong with this lady, needs help. May be she wanted a fish fry, since a lot of airlines don't serve in flight meals anymore



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User currently offlineHB88 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2005, 816 posts, RR: 31
Reply 13, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 4388 times:

I don't know what the fuss is about. I once carried a live crayfish (sim in size to a lobster) in my hand-luggage and whole (large) smoked fish a couple of times in carry-on.

Apart from the ever-present War On Moisture, what possible security 'risk' could a dead fish pose so long as it doesn't cause inconvenience to other pax.

Sounds like standard TSA knee-jerk BS to me. Dead fish? Security risk? Reality check I think.


User currently offlineLTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13073 posts, RR: 12
Reply 14, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 4298 times:

I would also be a little concerned about the mental health of someone carrying dead pet fish in a bag, that is probably why she got booted, and quite properly so. Add to that the new limits on liquids one can bring on board, and you have additional reasons to reject passage to such a person.

User currently offlineChris133 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 303 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 4219 times:

I have seen a man with snakes taped under his shirt. That was an interesting even.

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