geospyder wrote:We had to cut our trip to New Zealand and Australia short in February due to a fractured wrist that needed an operation. We flew from Melbourne to Sydney to LA and then on home to Reno. Well over 35 hours. The worst part was in LAX. The temp brace that my wife had on her wrist triggered for explosive residue. We had two explosive experts, supervisors, etc. - quite an experience. Luckily for us the brace was removable to be tested else we wouldn't have gotten to fly. I have got to say the TSA did their job very professionally.
geospyder, at least it wasn't Berlin. Early explosive 'sniffers' were keyed differently, to nitrates. A bank courier from the U.S got tackled by the German authorities and searched. He had a locked briefcase handcuffed to him, and despite his protests, the authorities contacted the bank for the key. The bank supervisor came to the airport, they opened the briefcase, and found........
a pound of applewood-smoked US bacon. It was the source of the nitrates.
Glad that the TSA did their job professionally.
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