Continental123 From United States of America, joined Nov 2006, 147 posts, RR: 0 Posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 6143 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?
RichPhitzwell From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 5885 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.
787atPAE From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 143 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 5664 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.
ChinaClipper40 From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 201 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 5420 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.
PanHAM From Germany, joined May 2005, 10402 posts, RR: 32
Reply 10, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 5364 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.
Sukhoi From Sweden, joined May 2006, 382 posts, RR: 7
Reply 11, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 5315 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
LTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13628 posts, RR: 17
Reply 14, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 5160 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.