posted on Nov, 16 2010 @ 08:11 AM
Airport travel has become a rude and embarassing hassel. In 2003, I was coming back through Heathrow, London airport to the States. The airport check
in people at security wanted me to open my suitcase, I had all my used underwear on top, I should have bagged it in plastic or thrown it out before
leaving the hotel. In 2009 They didn't want me bringing jam and mint sauce back into the country from Ireland. The nice army man decided to give it
back anyways, I had already landed in JFK airport and had to go through security again to Cincinnati, Ohio. It was black currant jam, a rarity here in
the states. They ran off with my riding boots at JKF customs,
to swab them for ? mad cow disease? Going over to Ireland I lost all my luggage for two days, I wasn't sure if I should buy some clothes, or just go
home. I am now a firm believer in packing a bag for overnight to carry on the plane and put medicines, toilitries, valuables, night wear and next day
wear in it. When I got to France for a stop over my necklace set off their machine, I then received a rude pounding pat down from the security lady. I
turned to face my things on the machine and would not set my passport down. I heard theives are rampent in France. In fact, someone unzipped my bag
in the overhead bin and went through it while I was sleeping on the long flight from USA to France. I decide to buy no souviners from there. It was
incredibly unfriendly place. No ATMs at Charles Degaul airport to get Euros either.
My mother flew from Montana to Ohio and the security wanted her huckleberry jam, she made them open it and dump the jam in the garbage. She was mad. I
guess jam is something we should all order online, not a suitable souviner from another place. We should all drive and stay in the states, spending
the money nationally to help our own economy. I am so tired of the rude people and an invasion of personal space and privacy.