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  •  as for the screening line--I used to have terrible (9+ / 0-)

    trouble with it.  I'm not great at processing multiple streams of information (which that actually is).  Eventually I learned just to take nothing, or stuff everything in a small bag wen I was still in the car--but some people have no trouble managing lots of small items--I'm not like that, though.

    I think the screening line is probably a living hell for some people with mild forms of autism or other cognitive/processing disabilities (dyslexia, dyspraxia, etc. etc.)

    •  I don't have a problem with the screening (3+ / 0-)

      though I have seen some people who just didn't seem to get it. Had to go through multiple times, because they didn't seem to realize that EVERYTHING needed to be out of your pockets, yes, you really do need to take off your belt, no, you can't wear your sweater...

      Usually they were older, but not always.

      •  Well if you think of it... (0+ / 0-)

        what we go through is pretty ridiculous.  I am less likely to fly because of all the hassle.  Hmmm... 8 hours of driving or a 6 hour ordeal to fly 2 hours?

        "I'm not left wing because i'm ideological, or passionate, or angry. I'm left wing because I'm informed." - Mikesco

        by newfie on Tue Oct 22, 2013 at 09:02:16 AM PDT

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    •  That's why lifting the ban on small electronics (4+ / 0-)

      is a godsend.

      Kindle/iPad/iPhone-- I can load games, books and podcasts enough to keep myself entertained for hours on a flight.

      The last three transAtlantic flights I took DID NOT HAVE ON-BOARD ENTERTAINMENT.

      I repeat: THE ON-BOARD ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM WAS BROKEN.

      They gave us free booze.  Good thing the kids packed their 3DS systems!

    •  I don't worry about (4+ / 0-)

      the screening line -- I have metal in the bod and so I'll always set off the alarms. And I opt for the search rather than the Xrays.

      I think a lot of what confuses newbies is the lack of clear communication from the TSA agents, who may or may not be rather terse.

      Great Questions of Western Philosophy: How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?

      by Mnemosyne on Mon Oct 21, 2013 at 04:36:26 PM PDT

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