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Airport Surprise: 1,200 Laptops A Week Lost At LAX  
User currently offlineLAXintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 26137 posts, RR: 50
Posted (5 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 10741 times:

Hell of a computer collection the TSA assembles. Hopefully they do something beneficial like donating them to schools or charities.

Many years ago, I made the determination that once people walk thru the sliding terminal doors, the off button in their brain is activated.

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Airport Surprise: 1,200 Laptops a Week Lost at LAX

Last year Dell computers commissioned a study that found that 12,000 laptops are lost each week at U.S. airports. Los Angeles leads the pack with 1,200 laptops reported lost or stolen at LAX weekly. Incredibly, most laptops are left behind at security checkpoints, with only 33 percent ever being recovered (17 percent before the flight, 16 percent after).

Now, part of our shock about these numbers comes from the absent-mindedness of travelers who lose sight of a valuable piece of luggage -- and one that they probably need to conduct their business or lives at the other end of their flights.

One employee who works at a Southern California airport and who did not wish to be identified, confirmed how spaced-out flyers become -- especially those who show up half an hour before takeoff and think they can just walk straight on to the plane.

Full story:
http://blogs.laweekly.com/ladaily/co...ity/airport-surprise-1200-laptops/


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User currently offlineFlyPNS1 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 6730 posts, RR: 24
Reply 1, posted (5 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 10697 times:

It's amazing how dumb people can be. My laptop is too valuable to me to just forget it. I'm usually really paranoid when I go through security and try to keep my eyes on it at all times.

User currently offlineStuckInCA From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 1999 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (5 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 10669 times:

So, are 599 out of the 1200 per week stolen? The way it's worded sort of implies that theft is a minor component, but doesn't provide numbers to back that up while it does provide numbers in other areas.

User currently offlineFalstaff From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 6166 posts, RR: 29
Reply 3, posted (5 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 10604 times:
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Quoting FlyPNS1 (Reply 1):
It's amazing how dumb people can be

I'll say. I was at the DTW surplus property auction recently and there was all kinds of odd junk left around. Mostly it was jewelry, watches, cell phones, and cameras. There were a few other items like laptops and DVD players there too. There even was a Santa suit. I can't believe how many people leave watches at the airport. I never take my watch off at the airport to loose it, except at the security checkpoint. The items at this auction were not (or so I was told) items left at the security check point, but were items found after security. I am sure the TSA has even more stuff.

I have seen the lost key box at DTW and wow was there a lot of keys in there.

Back in the mid 1970s my dad got a movie projector left at SGF. The guy went to use the phone and then got on the plane leaving his coat and projector sitting next to my dad. My dad was waiting for another plane. Dad ended up taking the projector and coat with him. It had a name tag on it, but the guy never never responded to the letter he sent. Dad had that projector for around 20 years. The coat didn't fit and I have no idea what happened to it.

Quoting FlyPNS1 (Reply 1):
I'm usually really paranoid when I go through security and try to keep my eyes on it at all times.

I usually forget to take something off/out for security, I never forget to put it back on/away after I walk through.



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User currently offlineLAXintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 26137 posts, RR: 50
Reply 4, posted (5 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 10564 times:

Actual theft is pretty low. For instance in a recent random month I pulled up LAWA Police only had 73 non-vehicular property thefts reported. These can be everything from petty theft to grand theft and include things like shoplifting, so very few of those 1,200 laptops are actualy stolen from their owners.


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User currently offlineVictrola From United States of America, joined Apr 2008, 534 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (5 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 10497 times:



Quoting FlyPNS1 (Reply 1):
It's amazing how dumb people can be. My laptop is too valuable to me to just forget it. I'm usually really paranoid when I go through security and try to keep my eyes on it at all times.

It's not that people are dumb. It's that there is so much stress involved today in travel with the crowds, the confusion, the rush to catch flights. People are often exhausted from a long trip on the road. There are all kinds of things that can distract you at a crucial moment.

I have seen people almost forget laptops several times. I am also sure that it must be quite common for people to grab the wrong laptop when it comes out the other end of th x ray machine. So many of them look identical. I have placed a sticker on the cover of mine with my company logo and contact information.


User currently offlineBrilondon From Canada, joined Aug 2005, 4414 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (5 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 10253 times:



Quoting LAXintl (Thread starter):
Many years ago, I made the determination that once people walk thru the sliding terminal doors, the off button in their brain is activated.

It starts before they walk through those doors, usually when they pack for the trip they also pack their brain in the suitcase.

Quoting Victrola (Reply 5):
It's not that people are dumb. It's that there is so much stress involved today in travel with the crowds, the confusion, the rush to catch flights. People are often exhausted from a long trip on the road. There are all kinds of things that can distract you at a crucial moment.

This is what it really comes down to doesn't it.



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User currently offlineContrails From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 1834 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (5 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 10243 times:



Quoting FlyPNS1 (Reply 1):
It's amazing how dumb people can be. My laptop is too valuable to me to just forget it.

Isn't that the truth! My laptop cost me a small fortune, and I keep a very close eye on it whenever I take it anywhere. When I'm in an airport I don't go anywhere without it by my side.

I guess some people have money to throw away.



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User currently offlineBramble From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (5 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 10183 times:



Quoting StuckInCA (Reply 2):
So, are 599 out of the 1200 per week stolen? The way it's worded sort of implies that theft is a minor component, but doesn't provide numbers to back that up while it does provide numbers in other areas

I would say that these numbers are the reported laptops in Lost & Found. If someone reports their laptop stolen/lost,then I'm sure they would try L&F in the airport or be directed to do so by the security/police personnel.

So LAX has 1200 lost per week,many would have not ID stickers/panels, you can only find the owner by starting it up,if its password protected the airport staff can't do a thing. My airline has a box with lost phones left onboard,they are all turned off (for landing) with stickers detailing the flight and date. The majority are never picked up. But not looking for your laptop is a huge thing.


User currently offlineRyeFly From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1396 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (5 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 10045 times:

I wonder how many people call lost and found and the person working on the other line puts them on hold for a few minutes, doesn't bother even looking and then says it's not there.

I lost a pair of $300 prescription glasses at my gate area at DFW last year during a long layover there. I remember wearing them up until I started reading a magazine at the gate area and I put them in their case and into my pocket. On the flight I reached for them and they were gone. I called every day giving them the flight number, the gate area I was at, the brand of glasses, and what the case looked like. Every time I was put on hold for maybe 2 minutes max and they would come back and say they didn't see a pair. I can't imagine why someone would pick them up off the floor or the seat I was sitting at in the boarding area and just throw them in the trash. Unless the person who found them had the same prescription as me I can't figure out why someone would want to keep them for themselves. As a result after about a week of trying, I had to go buy another pair so I could see clearly once again.


User currently offlineJbernie From Australia, joined Jan 2007, 880 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (5 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 9974 times:

I can't say I am shocked... it is a decent number regardless but then again I wonder how many people fly out of LAX every week? QF alone must have something in the order of 10,000 seats a week. At LAX 1200 laptops a week is maybe 1 in 1000 people?

When you are on potentially a few hours sleep or none at all, get up really early for a flight or seriously jet lagged after a flight etc etc, have a bit of emotions going when saying goodbye to family, trying to remember if you have everything packed for Cancun, making sure you are going to the right terminal/gate, let alone right security area etc, in a long queue of people, my gawd is that the time, we only have 20 minutes to get to the gate and we have been in the security line for an hour, it isn't hard to forget a laptop when it is in a different tray, maybe still going back and forth in the xray machine as the person behind you decided to pack 3 months of toiletries in their carry on  Smile.

When I did SYD-LAX in May I forgot I had the laptop with me, a few days before i was doing SYD-MEL-SYD and didnt carry it, but at 8am on little sleep I wasnt focused on remembering that, i'm no Platinum flyer but I have done lots of international travel in over 25 years, sometimes you just forget.


User currently offlineLuv2cattlecall From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 1650 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (5 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 9868 times:
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I might as well take this opportunity to thank the AA folks at Tampa for a meeting about 30 miles away - I flew in on a different carrier though. I somehow dropped my thumb drive, which I needed urgently. The only direct to TPA number I had in my phone was for the AA desk, so I called them, hoping they would give me the number to lost and found. Instead, the super-nice agent said that someone had brought a drive to their counter, and after the descriptions matched, she took my hotel address and Fed/Ex'd it. The amazing part was that, despite me pointing out that I hadn't flown AA for that flight, they refused to let me pay for the mailing!

(Not sure if the agent would want here name on here, hence the reason I excluded it....but I wrote a letter to AA, and I really hope they recognize employees who go above and beyond?)



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User currently offlineJcavinato From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 520 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (5 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 9809 times:

I put my watch in the briefcase along with my wallet way before walking up to security. And, I often take out my laptop before walking up to the trays. Using three trays, my shoes go in the first one, computer in the middle one, and briefcase is last. If I have a coat that is the third one, and my briefcase is still the last one. That way I can start putting my shoes on while other stuff is coming out. Since I always carry a briefcase, all the other things are sure to be seen. I've never left anything at security with this little system. Having worked in a small goods warehouse while in high school, I see the security thing as a materials handling efficiency effort.

It annoys me how some guys take a long time to disrobe while searching for their keys, cell, belt buckle, etc., etc. all as though they are the only people in the place....and then take their time re-robing on the other side taking up space that other people need to get their stuff.


User currently offlineJcavinato From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 520 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (5 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 9755 times:

Another tip:

When going to the airport, put the liquids ziploc bag in the briefcase with the computer. That way, the carry on suitcase can be put onto the rollers without opening it. The briefcase is the only thing that needs to be opened, unloaded, and reloaded. Put the suitcase first. Briefcase last.

I heard a psychologist say in a speech once, that 1) liquids bag, 2) computer, 3) coat/jacket, 4) shoes, 5) briefcase, 6) carry on suitcase, and 7) boarding pass are beyond most people's span of keeping track of things. Add to it, the authority environment, listening to loud TSA folks reminding everyone of the shoes, liquids, etc., as well as the airport PA system doing the same....and then having to stand before a machine to make eye contact with someone who waves you through and checks your boarding pass....the majority of people on this earth would have trouble remembering their own name at that point.

No wonder stuff gets left there.

My wish is for one of the above to be given back to us. That is: stop the separate liquids, or the shoes, or the computer. TSA: one of them, please!!! It would make a big difference in the stress of travel today.


User currently offlineLutfi From China, joined Sep 2000, 780 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (5 years 5 months 2 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 9405 times:



Quoting LAXintl (Reply 4):

For the airline I work for, LAX has the highest % of baggage pilferage/ "irregularities". Almost none get reported to LA police though - because the pax discovers after they get home, and will report to local police/ insurance/ delivering airline, not to LAX.

KUL used to be bad too - if you checked in a laptop, chance of it being stolen was high. The x-ray operators were in communication with the baggage hall... That's now been solved though - the ring was busted by police.


User currently offlineBurkhard From Germany, joined Nov 2006, 4409 posts, RR: 2
Reply 15, posted (5 years 5 months 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 9253 times:

I would not underestimate the effect of electro smog that is awful in airport envirnoment and worst at this so called "security" checks. Thousands of mobile, WLAN points, and the magnet sensors and X-ray machines. Humain brains show irregular pulses for up to 30 minutes afer using a mobile for a minute, would be an interesting experiment to measure them for passengerswho just went to security and compare with before they arrived at the airport. But electronics industry will prohibit them.

User currently offlineDAL763ER From United States of America, joined Oct 2008, 569 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (5 years 5 months 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 8609 times:



Quoting Lutfi (Reply 14):
KUL used to be bad too - if you checked in a laptop, chance of it being stolen was high. The x-ray operators were in communication with the baggage hall... That's now been solved though - the ring was busted by police.

Well who'd be dumb enough to check in a laptop? Very well if it's get stolen...s/he deserves it!

As for people who say "losing stuff is due to today's stress in traveling", oh please!! What stress? Just because you have to take your laptop out? Don't take any, and I mean ANY, liquids or stuff normally allowed in ziplock bags, put your keys, wallet etc in your carry-on before security and that's it! Where's the stress? You need 2 trays at most...I usually have no more than one though. Shoes in one, laptop and phone in one, carry-on on its own. That's it.

Where's the stress people? If all pax got in time at the airport to check their bags, go through security, they wouldn't be in any trouble catching their flight. 2.5 hours before boarding should be enough for any one on any flight...



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User currently offlineBrouAviation From Netherlands, joined Jun 2009, 985 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (5 years 5 months 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 8609 times:

I get completely stressed when going to security, so I have found a way to prevent that and keep my stuff together. I have a standard way of taking of the things off and out, and in which order, and where I put them. For example, befor everything else PUT YOUR BOARDING PASS IN YOUR WALLET! Then I put my, wallet, PDA, keys, watch and shoes in ONE basket. My laptop bag in the second basket, with my laptop NEXT TO IT, not below it. This way, I can't forget it by taking my bag and forgetting I actually took the laptop out. The third basket gets my jacket, if I have one.
After being thru' the X-rays I have a checklist I know by heart, to check I have really EVERYTHING. Then I go find myself a good chair close to my gate, put all my stuff on ONE chair next to me. Not on two chairs, or I might forget the goods on the second chair.

Only then, I can wait relaxed for my flight. I would go totally crazy if I'd loose my laptop/PDA/wallet, they are vital and I need them for work.

Might sound weird, but I never have lost anything while travelling this way. And hey, aviation is all about checklist, so why not here. It keeps you focused..



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User currently offlineLogos From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 795 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (5 years 5 months 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 8609 times:



Quoting Victrola (Reply 5):
It's not that people are dumb. It's that there is so much stress involved today in travel with the crowds, the confusion, the rush to catch flights. People are often exhausted from a long trip on the road. There are all kinds of things that can distract you at a crucial moment.

This is true. As someone who likes to fly and who knows the drill for going through security, I'm often surprised how many people are simply dumbfounded by the experience. A good friend told me that he finds going through the TSA screening extremely stressful and I'm guessing he's not the only one. When you're in an unfamiliar, stressful situation, you do dumb things you wouldn't otherwise.

Still, 1,200 laptops a week. I would have never guessed.

Cheers,
Dave in Orlando



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User currently offlineINNflyer From Austria, joined Dec 2008, 28 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (5 years 5 months 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 8218 times:

My cell phone slipped out of my pocket the other day in the LH lounge at MUC. I realized it after boarding, but was able to exactly describe where it happened (I could not disembark anymore). LH staff was able to deliver it to the aircraft- that was impressive!

User currently offlineKC135TopBoom From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 12179 posts, RR: 51
Reply 20, posted (5 years 5 months 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 7933 times:



Quoting StuckInCA (Reply 2):
So, are 599 out of the 1200 per week stolen?



Quoting Falstaff (Reply 3):
I'll say. I was at the DTW surplus property auction recently and there was all kinds of odd junk left around. Mostly it was jewelry, watches, cell phones, and cameras. There were a few other items like laptops and DVD players there too. There even was a Santa suit. I can't believe how many people leave watches at the airport. I never take my watch off at the airport to loose it, except at the security checkpoint. The items at this auction were not (or so I was told) items left at the security check point, but were items found after security.



Quoting Falstaff (Reply 3):
I am sure the TSA has even more stuff.

The problem that most people don't understand is how the "lost and found" is run at most airports in the US. There usually isn't just one lost and found section. The airport has one, for items found, recovered from airport trains, busses, parking lots, and terminals, restrooms, or common use sections. The TSA also has a lost and found for items left at check points. The airlines usually have another lost and found section for items left on airplanes, ticket counters, VIP clubs, and the gate areas. Finally, the airport non-airline tenants like cleaning crews, and concessions, also have a lost and found section.

I know if you call DFW Airport and ask for a lost item, if they don't have it, they can give you the phone numbers to the other lost and found sections.

Quoting LAXintl (Reply 4):
For instance in a recent random month I pulled up LAWA Police only had 73 non-vehicular property thefts reported.

Correct. For most passengers, the biggest crime is vandelisim break-ins, ransacked, or stolen vehicles in the parking lots, perticulurly the garages.

Quoting RyeFly (Reply 9):
I lost a pair of $300 prescription glasses at my gate area at DFW last year during a long layover there.

After this long, if some lost and found had it, it has been thrown away or donated, or autioned by now. Most lost and found sections log items into a computer data base, and when you call, that is what they look at. The problem there is the time interval between the time is found, moved to lost and found, and logged into the data base, could be days.

Quoting Victrola (Reply 5):
There are all kinds of things that can distract you at a crucial moment.

That is no excuse for not being responsible for your own property.  Yeah sure


User currently offlineAyubogg From UK - Scotland, joined Mar 2007, 218 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (5 years 5 months 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 5951 times:

I could say that it is ridiculous to think that one could forget something as valuable as a laptop behind in an airport, but I won't. While I have not left my laptop behind when I travel, twice have I forgotten valuables in an airport and by the grace of destiny, I find them again.

Once I was going through security in STR and left my backpack in the security checkpoint. It contained my boarding pass, passport, and some Euros along with my pocket camera and a few souvenirs. I didn't realize my mistake until I had walked ten gates away from security. I raced back to find my backpack still sitting on the other side of the x-ray machine. I simply grabbed it and no officer questioned me so it could have easily been snatched by someone else. Felt pretty stupid then...

And as if I hadn't learned my lesson, I did it once more a few months back. I arrived into SFO at the ripe hour of 7:15 am from a very early UA regional flight. I had been awake for a few hours by then, but had just stepped off a bad flight involving sitting next to a crying child. My head must have been left in the plane because the moment I stepped into the terminal from the gate, I walked over to the windows to do some spotting of the runways. I stood there for a good ten minutes then decided to find breakfast. I walked ALL THE WAY to the edge of the International Terminal from the F gates when I realized my big expensive camera (not the cheapo pocket one) wasn't on me. I had the longes walk/jog of my life expecting not to find it waiting for me back where I had left it. Again, the travel gods were watching over me as it was still sitting there, abandonned, and luckily not snatched or confiscated by airport security.

It's still a pretty stupid thing to do, but anyone can do it!  Wink

Ayubogg



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User currently offlineNomadd22 From United States of America, joined Feb 2008, 1899 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (5 years 5 months 2 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 5857 times:

That entire story was bogus. If you went to the Dell site when it was plastered all over the news, the actual numbers they reported was less that 1/10th the number news agencies ran with. Not a single outlet bothered checking the story or printing a correction.


Andy Goetsch
User currently offlineFlyASAGuy2005 From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 7004 posts, RR: 7
Reply 23, posted (5 years 5 months 2 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 5794 times:



Quoting LAXintl (Thread starter):
Hell of a computer collection the TSA assembles. Hopefully they do something beneficial like donating them to schools or charities.

That would be a nice gesture but I believe everything is gotten rd of at some point at a DRMO sale.



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User currently offlineJetstar From United States of America, joined May 2003, 1662 posts, RR: 10
Reply 24, posted (5 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 5483 times:
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Quoting Victrola (Reply 5):
It's not that people are dumb. It's that there is so much stress involved today in travel with the crowds, the confusion, the rush to catch flights. People are often exhausted from a long trip on the road. There are all kinds of things that can distract you at a crucial moment.

I have seen people almost forget laptops several times. I am also sure that it must be quite common for people to grab the wrong laptop when it comes out the other end of th x ray machine. So many of them look identical. I have placed a sticker on the cover of mine with my company logo and contact information

When I travel, I take on board with me a 22” roll a board bag and a hard shell 5” thick Samsonite attaché case, which I always clip on to my roll a board using the roll a board’s external strap, so essentially I am only walking around with one item.

My laptop goes always goes into my roll a board, I very rarely use it in flight, but before security I get ready by removing all my metal items, cell phone and belt and put these in the attaché case (I never use the small TSA coin baskets) and put my laptop in the external pocket of my roll a board for easy removal at the conveyer belt,

When I place everything on the belt for X-raying, first goes my attaché case, then I place my liquids, outerwear and shoes (I always wear loafers, this way I do not have to waste time with shoe laces) in a plastic bin, then my laptop in the next bin and finally my carry on bag. I wait by the conveyer belt until my last item starts to go through the machine before I walk through the metal detector.

I find the TSA agents will spend some time viewing my attaché case, no time viewing my shoes and jacket, a little more time viewing my laptop and the most time viewing the last item, my roll a board bag. Since my laptop is the third item to go through, by the time I walk through the metal detector it is just about coming out of the scanner so I can keep it in sight and since there are already items in front of it, the person before me would have to reach over to try to grab my laptop, which would be quite obvious (when I travel with my wife, she always goes through first). This gives me enough time to put my shoes and jacket on, put my liquids in my attaché case and as soon as my roll a board comes through, I place my laptop in the external pocket and clip my attaché case to my roll a board and I am on my way. Away from the pressure of the security area I rearrange everything, put my belt back on and put my laptop back into my roll a board.

I find that placing my roll a board bag, the largest item last on the belt, it is hard to overlook the other items because they have passed through and are already in sight and reduces to zero the chance I might leave something behind.

JetStar


25 Lincoln : Maybe it's just because over 20 years of flying I've built up a routine, but I can't imagine leaving a laptop behind, nor is it really stressful. Bef
26 Jbernie : Not just to you but to some of the other respondents... not to insult you all but.... Maybe it's just because the average person doesn't actually fly
27 Chrisair : My routine, like others here is very set. Briefcase/suitcase first, laptop, jacket, briefcase/suitcase, shoes. I hate walking around on the floor so t
28 Lincoln : Ditto on both of these -- I'm amazed at the number of people who just abandon their stuff on the landside of the XRay machine and go through the meta
29 Fbgdavidson : 1200 is surprising for just a week. I'd imagine that figure would cover a whole year! I've devised a little system which means I never leave anything
30 Jbernie : I haven't flown to New Zealand since the early 90s, and that was one a forgetable trip, not sure what forms they have... maybe it is an all in one C&
31 Luv2cattlecall : Do you have ANY true concrete evidence to back all that up? I suppose the electro-smog from your monitor can cause thought-scrambling and grammatical
32 AirlineCritic : When you have a million things on your mind, its possible that you forget stuff. It happens. Anyway, this is slightly off topic, but has anyone else e
33 Jbernie : Agreed... i have my wallet, boarding pass & my insulin pump on me when I go through security, everything else I just put in my carry on, I dont carry
34 Ptcflyer : I lost my car keys once passing through ATL security. I inquired about trying to find them. The airport security told me where to go, but said to stop
35 Jetstar : To prevent this, carry your spare key with you. I always carry the spare “valet: key with me when I go on the road, either driving or flying when I
36 Azhobo : I cry BS on 1200 a week. At 16 hours a day for 7 days, it comes out to about one every 5 minutes. TSA would need a full time runner just to handle los
37 Malaysia : Well I must be dumb, I lost my 200 dollar car keys and remote in Security in TPE a long time ago. atleast I had a spare set back home. but I needed to
38 Lincoln : When you think about 9 terminals x 4 lanes per terminal (guestimate, and I wouldn't be suprised at all if some like T1 and TBIT had more lanes in ope
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