Lots of contraband comes up on flights operating from MBJ
(and I mean lots). Most prohibited items, however, are of the Green and/or White variety.
From Serge: Jamaican security screener: "Sure, mon- go on through"
Actually the security in MBJ
was the toughest I have even seen in this hemisphere PRE 9/11. They had us taking off our shoes (odd, for back then), checking luggage thoroughly. This was prior to boarding a Chartered ATA 727 back to the States in June 2001. The security at MBJ
struck me as the LEAST
corrupt of all the people the entire vacation.
From Jcs17: Packing canisters of any gas to take aboard an aircraft is generally a poor idea.
The Valujet Maitenance Crew
I think a third party shipper was partly or wholly responsible for ValuJet 592.
From American757Im gonna try bringin my lawn mower through next time i fly.
FUNNY YOU MENTION THAT. When I was working MBJ
flights, there were some Jamaican citizens who bought lawn movers and weed whackers a K-Mart and brought them back to MBJ
"Wouldn't your boss like to fly home nonstop at 4:30 on a Friday afternoon?" -Airline Exec to Congressional Staffer