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by FlyingJhawk
Sun Mar 08, 2020 7:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020
Replies: 1143
Views: 183311

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020

I haven't read but the last two pages of this thread so my apologies if this has been covered . . . I work for a large US auto manufacturer and on Friday all air travel is suspended indefinitely and personally this is going to be a quite a change since I am flying to different places every week. I h...

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by FlyingJhawk
Wed Feb 19, 2020 2:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment Thread - 2020
Replies: 178
Views: 33293

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment Thread - 2020

This the first time I have read any information in this thread or the 2019 version I apologize up front if this is answer is obvious to the rest of you. I do fly a lot of the MD-88/90 and non of one I've been on them have any IFE/AVOD. Are DL plans to retire these birds in their current state and th...

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by FlyingJhawk
Sat Feb 15, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Unveils Special A321 Livery With All 90,000 Employee Names On It
Replies: 49
Views: 12485

Re: Delta Unveils Special A321 Livery With All 90,000 Employee Names On It

I saw her yesterday as I was departing ATL and was wondering why the special decals. Thanks for the timely post.

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by FlyingJhawk
Wed Jan 22, 2020 3:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA "American Champions" program
Replies: 56
Views: 5367

Re: AA "American Champions" program

I work for a very large US company that had it's own share of well publicized trust consumer trust issues that were rooted in a culture that promoted a whole series of poor behaviors and business practices. The CEO decided that a culture change was necessary and it started at the top. Early on there...

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by FlyingJhawk
Thu Jan 16, 2020 2:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alicante airport on fire.
Replies: 9
Views: 2671

Re: Alicante airport on fire.

Alicante es muy caliente!

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by FlyingJhawk
Mon Jan 13, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Over Built and/or Under Utilized Airports
Replies: 50
Views: 5863

Re: Over Built and/or Under Utilized Airports

I've been to BUF a few times but it too seems have far more capacity than traffic.

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by FlyingJhawk
Wed Jan 01, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 314
Views: 56211

Re: Delta Network Thread 2020

It's not apart of their corporate image.....one uniform fleet-don't think they have SKYTEAM liveries anymore Does Delta have any retro livery plans? Personally I'd love to see the Western livery again, along with Republic, Hughes Airwest, NW, etc. Incorrect. I have seen the SkyTeam livery many time...

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by FlyingJhawk
Wed Jan 01, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why there are no morning flights from US West Coast to Europe?
Replies: 59
Views: 14513

Re: Why there are no morning flights from US West Coast to Europe?

Yeah, your'e right now that I think about it. I was getting confused with our return on an LH 707 from FRA to ORD. A few things I remember from that LH flight. We boarded at a remote stand, my mom and I sat next to an FBI agent and IIRC there was some circular display inside the cabin that supposedl...

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by FlyingJhawk
Wed Jan 01, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kansas City Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 26
Views: 3417

Re: Kansas City Aviation Thread - 2020

I am looking forward to the DL 220 service to Seattle. On occasion I have to use the secondary Delta gates that don't have TSAPre and love to see that change. The new terminal is scheduled to be completed in the first half of 2023 so If there is one thing that I really wish for MCI in 2020 is that t...

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by FlyingJhawk
Mon Dec 30, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kansas basketball Swift Air charter loses an engine in-flight 12/29
Replies: 14
Views: 5279

Re: Kansas basketball Swift Air charter loses an engine in-flight 12/29

Considering my handle, I have to double ditto. SwiftAir 5093, carrying the Kansas Jayhawks men’s basketball team from SJC to FOE, after they defeated Stanford Sunday, had an in-flight engine failure about 20 minutes after departure from SJC. The plane immediately diverted back to SJC and landed abou...

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by FlyingJhawk
Mon Dec 30, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2020 Booked/Flown Flights
Replies: 107
Views: 8887

Re: Your 2020 Booked/Flown Flights

I notice you have MCI for quite a few of your destinations. That's my home airport and I can't wait until the new terminal opens. Made Gold Medallion again for next year, one trip already booked (first A220 ride!) with plenty more to come I'm sure. Booked: 2/14 DL1004 JFK-DTW A220 2/14 DL2751 DTW-MC...

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by FlyingJhawk
Mon Dec 30, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why there are no morning flights from US West Coast to Europe?
Replies: 59
Views: 14513

Re: Why there are no morning flights from US West Coast to Europe?

Pan Am at times use to have an early Los Angeles to Heathrow, times varied season to season but PA120 left as 12:00pm and arrived at Heathrow at 06.15am the next day. I suspect this is entirely down to scheduling, for European airlines to operate an early departure from the West Coast would require...

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by FlyingJhawk
Thu Dec 12, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019, Production suspended
Replies: 5670
Views: 745078

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q4 2019

So what we have here is further grounding of the MAX for the foreseeable future? Like months, not weeks?

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by FlyingJhawk
Fri Nov 22, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2020 Booked/Flown Flights
Replies: 107
Views: 8887

Re: Your 2020 Booked/Flown Flights

A couple of big trips set out now. Still lots of bits to add in January - namely The Bahamas for the EMB 110 and Beech 90, and some skydiving fun in Florida. But, so far: LGW-CPH ... easyJet ... A32S CPH-FRA ... Lufthansa ... A320-200N FRA-JFK ... Lufthansa ... A340-600 MCO-EWR ... Spirit ... A320-...

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by FlyingJhawk
Fri Nov 22, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2020 Booked/Flown Flights
Replies: 107
Views: 8887

Re: Your 2020 Booked/Flown Flights

January 2019 MCI-GCM-MCI (Grand Cayman) American March 2019 MCI-DFW-MCI American August 2019 MCI-ORD-FNT-MCI, FNT-ORD-MCI American September 2019 All on DL MCI-MSP-MCI MCI-JAN-MCI MCI-ATL-MCI October 2019 All on DL MCI-SEA, SEA-DET-MCI MCI-MSP-MCI MCI-ATL-RDU, RDU-MSP-MCI MCI-ATL-FNT, FNT-ATL-MCI No...

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by FlyingJhawk
Fri Nov 22, 2019 2:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATL operations
Replies: 34
Views: 6107

Re: ATL operations

My experience is that most departures are on 26R for arrivals and 26L for departures. For arrivals on 26R it's B3 or B5 then cross 26L for F or directly to the ramp. Many times it's down to V then to F or directly to the ramp.

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by FlyingJhawk
Wed Nov 06, 2019 3:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air to relaunch as PLAY
Replies: 163
Views: 29949

Re: WOW Air to relaunch as PLAY

Who thought it was a good idea to put the red colored aircraft on a red background??

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by FlyingJhawk
Mon Nov 04, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Leadership Recognizes Widening Gap Between Itself, Delta - article
Replies: 232
Views: 38409

Re: AA Leadership Recognizes Widening Gap Between Itself, Delta - article

There is such a difference in every way between Delta and AA/United. I will gladly pay a premium to fly Delta and even take an inferior schedule or routing. From the product to the employees. I love Delta. Much rather have a longer layover or flight on Delta and pay a premium than stuck in misery o...

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by FlyingJhawk
Sat Nov 02, 2019 1:10 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: New Delta Terminal at LGA
Replies: 1
Views: 605

New Delta Terminal at LGA

I fly Delta a lot but have avoided going to and through LGA but with the new Delta terminal opening I am thinking of giving it a shot for my east coast destinations with my next trip on November 18th. What's been the experience so far and has the new terminal had any positive impact on reducing dela...

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by FlyingJhawk
Fri Nov 01, 2019 1:18 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: New Delta Terminal at LGA
Replies: 0
Views: 1410

New Delta Terminal at LGA

I fly Delta a lot but have avoided going to and through LGA but with the new Delta terminal opening I am thinking of giving it a shot for my east coast destinations with my next trip on November 18th. What's been the experience so far and has the new terminal had any positive impact on reducing dela...

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by FlyingJhawk
Mon Oct 28, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thoughts on DL 717 longetivity
Replies: 49
Views: 13054

Re: Thoughts on DL 717 longetivity

I fly DL's 717 quite a but none that have been refurbished, but the ones I have been on definitely need it. Seats 21A and 21F are is great but for the rest some sort of IFE is a must.

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by FlyingJhawk
Tue Sep 10, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant unveils Vegas Golden Knights plane
Replies: 9
Views: 2106

Re: Allegiant unveils Vegas Golden Knights plane

"Official Domestic Airline of Vegas Golden Knights". Lol....can't take them to Canada.

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by FlyingJhawk
Fri Aug 16, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Carrying Dale Earnhardt Jr Runs Off Runway, Catches on Fire at Elizabethton, TN
Replies: 44
Views: 10433

Re: Jet Carrying Dale Earnhardt Jr Runs Off Runway, Catches on Fire at Elizabethton, TN

I'm a passionate NASCAR fan (hell, I live in Kannapolis.. come on.. ) and my heart dropped when I got the notification that another NASCAR affiliated aircraft crashed in that area. I'm so, so very happy everyone is ok. A brief history of that area: Alan Kulwicki died when his plane crashed while ap...

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by FlyingJhawk
Thu Aug 08, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAX-style winglets on 737NGs?
Replies: 29
Views: 6276

Re: MAX-style winglets on 737NGs?

Very interesting information but the real question is how does one pronounce "scimitar"? :)

At first I thought it was "skim-a-tar" but then heard it as "sim-e-ter" with the "c" silent an no accent on any of the syllables.

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by FlyingJhawk
Thu Jul 18, 2019 2:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: History of AA intercontinental flying at ORD
Replies: 40
Views: 4144

Re: History of AA intercontinental flying at ORD

greggariouspdx wrote:
They operated ORD-BER (Tegel) in the Mid-1990's.
Also ORD-ZUR-MUC
ORD-EZE


I did that route in 1992 I think and it made a stop in DUS first.

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by FlyingJhawk
Fri Jun 07, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: US Airports with US military bases
Replies: 25
Views: 2216

Re: US Airports with US military bases

LNK has a KC-135s based their.

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by FlyingJhawk
Tue May 07, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 832
Views: 157141

Re: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead

Personally, anything essential/valuable is in my pocket or under the seat in front. Dittto. I rarely if ever put my work bag in the overhead bin. I love to sit here and type out that I do it solely because i want to leave room in the overhead space for other passengers and that having my work bag a...

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by FlyingJhawk
Mon Apr 08, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: When was your last MD-80 flight and how was it?
Replies: 84
Views: 8418

Re: When was your last MD-80 flight and how was it?

Last month MCI-DFW and DFW-MCI a few days later - both of course on AA. I booked these two flights specifically because it was an MD-83 both legs and soon they're going to be gone for good - at least on AA. I live under the flight path for the departing MCI-DFW flights and when this route was almost...

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by FlyingJhawk
Wed Feb 13, 2019 1:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: Airbus announces A380 production to end in 2021
Replies: 871
Views: 109435

Re: [Rumor] Airbus to announce end of A380 production

The A380 suffers from the 2s.

2 late
2 big
2 too many engines

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by FlyingJhawk
Sun Feb 10, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Crash in Yorba Linda, CA
Replies: 81
Views: 16171

Re: Crash in Yorba Linda, CA

^^^ sorry but he’s right.....how can anyone come on here literally right after a crash and be like “oh sounds like a weight and balance issue” Lol wtf. How does that person have ANY idea whatsoever to make that statement? I said it “sounds like so” hahaha goodness ,speculation is all this website i...

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by FlyingJhawk
Mon Jan 21, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 5 Airports Taking-Off by 2025 | The B1M channel
Replies: 5
Views: 1592

Re: 5 Airports Taking-Off by 2025 | The B1M channel

OzarkD9S wrote:
Cool video. But no mention of BER?!


By 2025. Not after.

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by FlyingJhawk
Thu Jan 17, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Charlotte Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 49
Views: 4493

Re: Charlotte Aviation Thread - 2019

This is not meant to derail the thread but just last week was my first time to CLT in quite a while. I was there to get a connection to GCM and while the making the connection itself was great (our inbound and outbound flights were next to each other) I found the taxing seemed to take a relatively l...

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by FlyingJhawk
Sun Jan 06, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines MD-80 Retirement Discussion Thread
Replies: 652
Views: 133471

Re: American Airlines Sets Retirement Date for MD-80s

Is this supposed to be the last flights on these routes in 2018 or 2019?

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by FlyingJhawk
Thu Nov 29, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest agent mocks child’s name
Replies: 147
Views: 12024

Re: Southwest agent mocks child’s name

BAINY3 wrote:
This thread is a complete disaster and should be locked.



Ditto. The mods need to shut this thread down.

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by FlyingJhawk
Tue Nov 20, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SU 738 hits, kills man on takeoff at SVO
Replies: 9
Views: 6505

Re: SU 738 hits, kills man on takeoff at SVO

The article doesn't say that the pilots knew they collided, hit, ran over, etc. any object or person. It might have just felt like a slight bump and that happens all the time on taxiways.

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by FlyingJhawk
Tue Oct 16, 2018 1:19 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: NATO Phonetic Alphabet Pronunciation for Numbers
Replies: 25
Views: 3868

Re: NATO Phonetic Alphabet Pronunciation for Numbers

Boston John was very fond of saying "tree" for three. Man, that guy was one in million.

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by FlyingJhawk
Mon Oct 08, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most Attractive Commercial Airline Livery
Replies: 46
Views: 4586

Re: Most Attractive Commercial Airline Livery

T18 wrote:
I'm very partial to the TWA Wings of Pride livery - Image



Hey, that's one of my cycling routes! They seem to move it around a bit but haven't ever seen it actually fly.

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by FlyingJhawk
Fri Sep 21, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2018 NCAA Football Charters
Replies: 167
Views: 18487

Re: 2018 NCAA Football Charters

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/SWA8089
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Looks like the Jayhawks are using SW this year . . .first season ever IIRC.

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/SWA8089

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by FlyingJhawk
Thu Aug 16, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Envoy ERJ145 near miss with van during takeoff.
Replies: 7
Views: 3271

Re: Envoy ERJ145 near miss with van during takeoff.

I don't care if that van was cleared to cross both runways, that driver should have looked and I'm not sure how it's possible to NOT look crossing an active runway. Any one that is authorized to operate a van on the field should be somewhat familiar with the flight schedule at SGF - there simply are...

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by FlyingJhawk
Fri Jun 15, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PSA Cancelations
Replies: 46
Views: 7674

Re: PSA Outage

That's one helluva "technical issue" that not only grounds all of PSA flights but that also results in AA cancelling all of theirs. i get that PSA feeds mainline AA a lot of traffic, but I don't understand AA canceling all their flights. AA can't even operate ANY flights??? Very odd.

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by FlyingJhawk
Fri Jun 08, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Listening to your own flight ATC
Replies: 18
Views: 3642

Re: Listening to your own flight ATC

Good to know i'm not the only passenger listening to liveatc.com as much as i can in flight. Hey, at least one passenger has to make sure the crew up front know what they are up to!

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by FlyingJhawk
Fri May 18, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline livery you miss the most
Replies: 166
Views: 11256

Re: Airline livery you miss the most

I miss a lot of them but at the top of the list is Continental's black meatball.

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by FlyingJhawk
Thu May 17, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2018 Baseball Charters
Replies: 41
Views: 14691

Re: 2018 Baseball Charters

The MLB season provides a nice plane spotting opportunity in Kansas City since all the MLB charters use MKC instead of MCI. I usually take my bike and ride laps around the perimeter and check out the late Sunday flights. However the best spotting is when President Bush 2 landed (not him personally o...

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by FlyingJhawk
Fri Apr 20, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's up with D-AIRY?
Replies: 25
Views: 4819

Re: What's up with D-AIRY?

Before it gets retired, LH will milk it for all it's worth.

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by FlyingJhawk
Thu Apr 05, 2018 3:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018
Replies: 853
Views: 114928

Re: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018

Forgive me but I've not been reading this thread until now. I am not familiar with Amazon's fleet utilization but I don't believe I've seen any of their a/c at MCI. Can someone give me the cliff notes version of how Amazon is routes their fleet?

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by FlyingJhawk
Tue Apr 03, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MCI thread - 2018
Replies: 29
Views: 2982

Re: MCI thread - 2018

I didn't see this posted in this thread. OneJet service to PIT. Looks like it caters to the business traveler but I did a check on a late May roundtrip and at about $350 it clearly not out of reach for those paying out of pocket. Sure would make going to Pittsburgh Penguins games a lot easier. The p...

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by FlyingJhawk
Thu Mar 29, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH A350 New Colors - Hideous!
Replies: 264
Views: 36759

Re: LH A350 New Colors - Hideous!

Horrendous? No. Boring and uninspiring? Definitely. Looks like something my Prussian grandfather would approve of.

I will say that the new LH livery has made the current UA livery look fantastic!!

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by FlyingJhawk
Wed Mar 21, 2018 1:30 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Packaged food must come out for TSA screening?
Replies: 47
Views: 2570

Re: TSA now wants food out of bags for inspection?

TSA at PHX recently pulled my work backpack to inspect some brownies in a ziplock. I told the guy if he really wanted them all he had to do was ask. He wasn't amused.

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