Sunday, June 10, 2018

Travel Fun - Sunday Five


If all went to plan, they let me back in the country again.  I was in Toronto for a couple of days.  The Sunday five on travel. 

1:  When did you get your first passport? 
2:  Have you ever had your luggage opened and searched? 
3:  Have you been frisked by TSA? 
4:  Have you ever talked your way onto an earlier plane or train?
5:  What is the longest travel delay you have experienced? 

My answers:
1:  When did you get your first passport? 1990. 
2:  Have you ever had your luggage opened and searched? A couple of times, once when leaving London, and the last time in some podunk town in the Carolina, the baggage scanner was out of order. 
3:  Have you been frisked by TSA? A few times.  The last time was a couple of months ago, J was at the other house.  I said go right ahead, and stood there saying to myself, it is okay to think it but not say it, "this is the most physical contact I have had with another human being in weeks."  
4:  Have you ever talked your way onto an earlier plane or train? Yes, easier with trains than planes, but I have done both.  I am almost always early for my departure. 
5:  What is the longest travel delay you have experienced? 14 hour, in Denver - the sent us to a hotel 10 miles from the airport at midnight.  

Your answers in the comments! 

8 comments:

  1. 1: 1970

    2: no

    3: no

    4: yes, train

    5: ugh, returning from PGH in 1997 by train. a hurricane-induced landslide closed the tracks and we were bussed all over hell's half acre to DC. spouse and I were ready to cut a bitch by time we got home!

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  2. 1: When did you get your first passport? I was 18. REALLY bad photo!
    2: Have you ever had your luggage opened and searched? Yes.
    3: Have you been frisked by TSA? Yes
    4: Have you ever talked your way onto an earlier plane or train? Yes
    5: What is the longest travel delay you have experienced? I've never been delayed overnight. Several hours I guess.

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  3. 1: When did you get your first passport? 10 years ago.
    2: Have you ever had your luggage opened and searched? No
    3: Have you been frisked by TSA? Yes...rather enjoyed it!!!
    4: Have you ever talked your way onto an earlier plane or train? No
    5: What is the longest travel delay you have experienced? Luckily, believe it or not have never had one yet. How does that happen?

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  4. A. Never had a passport.
    B. Would love to be frisked by TSA, depending upon the officer.

    :-)

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  5. 1: When did you get your first passport? I remember getting it in Evanston IL, but I can't remember when or why.
    2: Have you ever had your luggage opened and searched? I get little notes of such all the time. I am a magnet for them.
    3: Have you been frisked by TSA? Alas, no. I suspect they sense I would moan
    4: Have you ever talked your way onto an earlier plane or train? no
    5: What is the longest travel delay you have experienced? 8 years

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  6. 1) 1980 for a foreign exchange program in high school to Venezuela (better days there at that time, I winder what has happened to my host family and friends these days)
    2) Yes I have multiple times.
    3) Yes I have multiple times, I can attest that large beards are an issue and that profiling is alive and well.
    4) Yes
    5) I’ve had several overnight delays, everything from weather to mechanical to the Ft Lauderdale airport being shut down due to an active shooter at the baggage claim which left me stranded at Dulles overnight only to arrive at a disaster the next day in Ft Lauderdale with 10s of thousands of the days before bags plus thousands of passengers sitting in the terminal trying to get out from the 24 hours of delay. All I can say is having elite status really helps getting priority in travel changes when something like that occurs. ...oh and the second amendment was written when guns were muskets.

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