Originally Posted by HRoi
So I have this thing about being super efficient in airport security lines. I don't wear my belt and watch until after security, I always travel with a jacket with big pockets so that all my stuff is securely in it well before I approach the scanners..even.part of the reason why I switched to ipad mini is because it fits in a jacket pocket .
Which of course means that 100% of the time, I am standing there with shoes, toiletry kit and carryon bag neatly binned, fuming while everybody else takes forever.
I realize that I do this to myself but still.....
Pro tip: leave your toiletries in your bag. I always fly with a regular stick of deodorant, sometimes regular tube of toothpaste, and just leave them in my bag. These are larger than the size mandates and I've never been caught. Flown out of the country's newest and best international terminal to rinky-dink domestic ones never had an issue. I would assume if you have metal containers it might be different.
Originally Posted by EMartNJ
Most watches don't have enough metal to set off a detector. A submariner weighs 135g and you need 170g to trip a detector.
If you have to do the body image scanner it won't matter, IIRC.
Originally Posted by JayJay
I just returned home an hour ago from a trip to Asia and experienced this phenomenon over and over again at multiple airports. I'm all about efficiently getting in and out; yet, others are not. Even worse, they have the audacity to get an attitude when I go around them. Just as bad is when people don't remove their bins and bags immediately after it is scanned. It really ticks me off when people stand there holding up everyone else as they put their shoes on and empty the bins. I always grab my bags and bins and get away from the conveyor as soon as they come through.
I can't recall ever removing my watch at an airport.
So when I was flying out of Reagan last week, I clearly have both hands full, I'm holding nobody up and I have my stuff on the belt. Some manatee-beast of a TSA agent comes up and is like "WHOSE BAG IS THIS" (still in its bin). I was like "yeah, that's mine" and again, you could clearly see I'm occupied. She takes it out of the bin, shoves it in my chest and I was like "What the fuck?" and put it back down on the belt because my hands were still fucking full.
Originally Posted by L'Incandescent
If you say things that make sense, that will help the conversation go a little bit better.
Well the good news is that me and my GF (again, not GreenFrog
) had a good time and my fears were unjustified, which I knew they were going in. Only alluded to SF once and there was context for it. Anyway, we had a great time. Probably should have made some semblance of a plan but it was fun in Charleston nevertheless. Avoided all the rain both home and there. Had a great time on the beach on Sunday. I know its still early in our relationship, not going to rush anything but man... there's something special about this one.
That said, we ate a TON of good food and its been like two weeks since I went to the gym
Gotta rectify that now.
And on the way back we stopped at the outlet mall and I kopped a shit ton of stuff. Nice new Brooks Brothers shirt for a slight discount, three ties for the price of one, a pair of AE Park Avenue in Walnut for like, 66% off and two pairs of Adidas shoes, one for running and one for the gym for like, 25 each. Was upset they didn't have boxing boots.
Anyway, that pissed me off because an already expensive weekend was made even more so.