[jhb_airlines] Re: Security!

  • From: "Peter Dodds" <pdodds@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 16 Sep 2008 13:37 +0100 (BST)

To be honest, the hassle of modern commercial air travel really puts me off
going anywhere.  Like you, it's the family that drags me off.


> *From:* Gerry Winskill <gwinsk@xxxxxxx>
> *To:* jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> *Date:* Mon, 15 Sep 2008 10:02:33 +0100
> With the prospect of being dragged away on holiday, again, looming 
> large, I'm trying to design out some of the hassle.
> Previous trips have shown I'm incapable of passing through a 
> security screening device without being sidelined for a search. 
> Initially I thought it was because of the wire that holds parts of 
> me together. Sadly, it's less exotic than that and probably 
> triggered by belt buckles. Against that theory goes the fact that 
> all the men who don't trigger alarms can't be holding their 
> trousers up only with braces or sellotape.
> So, is there a non metallic belt buckle, perhaps, that I've 
> overlooked?
> I've done a Yahoo search but that just seems to turn up sites that 
> would like to sell me the detector.
> It's bad enough starting a trip, at Ronaldsway, clutching my shoes 
> in one hand. If I have to hold my belt-less trousers up with the 
> other, how   do I recover my valuables, when they emerge from the 
> microwave?
> The only easy solution seems to be not to travel but I've tried 
> that and bear the scars to show I failed.
> The Yahoo search wasn't entirely wasted. One unearthed solution has 
> brightened my day. On reflection, though, I don't think the best 
> solution is a chocolate belt buckle.....
> Gerry Winskill

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