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(Minneapolis Star Tribune)   Bomb-sniffing dog detects snausages at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport   (startribune.com) divider line 70
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2010-01-05 05:41:47 PM  
I have a beef with Minneapolis-St. Paul International.

I had a connecting flight from Denver to MN. My flight was delayed 4 hours because of the 'weather' they said.

Turns out their definition of 'weather' is shutting down one of the two runways to perform weeks of planned construction on the runway.

Needless to say, I missed my one and only flight to Duluth and had to charter a van.

And all this the 12 hours before my med school interview!
 
2010-01-05 05:57:57 PM  
Hey! My uncle was killed in a vicious snausages attack and I don't appreciate this kind of loose talk. Not cool.
 
2010-01-05 06:56:55 PM  
Britney Spear's Speculum: I have a beef with Minneapolis-St. Paul International.

I had a connecting flight from Denver to MN. My flight was delayed 4 hours because of the 'weather' they said.

Turns out their definition of 'weather' is shutting down one of the two runways to perform weeks of planned construction on the runway.

Needless to say, I missed my one and only flight to Duluth and had to charter a van.

And all this the 12 hours before my med school interview!


Same thing happened to me in October. I ended up having to drive to Minneapolis (5 hours!) to try to make the connecting flight and missed it by 10 minutes. Bastages. If they're planning construction, then the airlines should be ready to accommodate a change and should notify you when you purchase tickets.
 
2010-01-05 07:06:34 PM  
Charlie Freak: Same thing happened to me in October.

Yeah it was October. I also missed my duluth flight by 10 minutes because I landed in terminal E12 and the flight left from A14

www.airportterminalmaps.com

/not joking
 
2010-01-05 08:06:48 PM  
In other news, TSA has announced new security measures, including the pat down search of all bomb-sniffing dogs prior to their entry into baggage claim areas.
 
2010-01-05 08:07:45 PM  
FTFA "I think it's important - anything they need to do top protect flights, absolutely," she said. "Whatever they need to do to protect us."

Really, now? Whatever they need to do to protect you?

Being a journalist seems easy. Maybe I should be in school for that instead...
 
2010-01-05 08:07:58 PM  
Snausages is a brand name and should be capitalized, like Dumpster.

/Del Monte
 
2010-01-05 08:09:58 PM  
The dog was probably a former drug sniffer. The bag in question did belong to the baggage handlers. The conclusion seems fairly obvious here.
 
2010-01-05 08:11:37 PM  
Meanwhile, an airport in California was shut down by 5 bottles of explosive honey (new window).
 
2010-01-05 08:14:20 PM  
Maybe the pooch recognized the smell of Larry Craig's snausage and got all confused.
 
2010-01-05 08:15:43 PM  
I saw a bag.
 
2010-01-05 08:16:10 PM  
Ivo Shandor: Meanwhile, an airport in California was shut down by 5 bottles of explosive honey (new window).

There was a huge buzz about that.
 
2010-01-05 08:16:34 PM  
But Holley said she's willing to put up with such disruptions in the interest of safety. "I think it's important - anything they need to do top protect flights, absolutely," she said. "Whatever they need to do to protect us."

OK. I'll send the feds right over to bug your house, put GPS trackers on your kids, and rifle through your personal papers and computer files. All in the name of safety. Right?

What's a little personal freedom compared to BEING SAFE? Hell, let's just suspend the Constitution indefinitely!
 
2010-01-05 08:16:48 PM  
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2010-01-05 08:17:04 PM  
ScottHimself: FTFA "I think it's important - anything they need to do top protect flights, absolutely," she said. "Whatever they need to do to protect us."

Really, now? Whatever they need to do to protect you?

Being a journalist seems easy. Maybe I should be in school for that instead...


I came in here to post that, and I am glad someone else spotted it too. Now all we need is one more for the Air Transportation Fark Up trifecta, which given the current state of affairs, should take approximately 2 more hours.
 
2010-01-05 08:18:19 PM  
does anyone else find it intriguing that they expressly tell us to NOT leave your bags unattended, yet the baggage handlers are using unattended bags to give the 'all clear' sign???
 
2010-01-05 08:19:19 PM  
Ivo Shandor: Meanwhile, an airport in California was shut down by 5 bottles of explosive honey (new window).

Lol, how naive was I to think it would take another 2 hours before we heard of some other crazy airport story.
 
2010-01-05 08:19:39 PM  
Ivo Shandor: Meanwhile, an airport in California was shut down by 5 bottles of explosive honey (new window).

Someone quick post the "the stupid it burns" pic. From Shador's article:

"Why in this day and age would someone take a chance carrying honey in Gatorade bottles?" Youngblood asked. "That itself is an alarm. It's hard to understand."

...

When Transportation Security Administration agents opened one of the bottles and tested the contents, the resulting fumes nauseated them, Youngblood said. Both were treated and released at a local hospital.

"It's encouraging that the system did work, because something is not right there," Youngblood said. "The system worked the way it was supposed to, but it just takes time when you close an airport - and it costs a lot of money."


The system worked! Thousands of people were inconvenienced, maybe tens of thousands of dollars were expended, but the system successfully prevented honey from being inappropriately transported on our national transportation system. Thank God!
 
2010-01-05 08:21:13 PM  
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2010-01-05 08:22:22 PM  
Bit off topic but - if you refuse to go through the x-ray machine and request a patdown instead, do you think they'll prevent you from flying in the future? Or note down your name?
 
2010-01-05 08:23:06 PM  
Britney Spear's Speculum: Charlie Freak: Same thing happened to me in October.

Yeah it was October. I also missed my duluth flight by 10 minutes because I landed in terminal E12 and the flight left from A14


/not joking


Pansy. Ever gone through Atlanta? They do that on purpose. Tell em you need a wheelchair and you'll be lucky if your flight even leaves from the same airport.
 
2010-01-05 08:23:37 PM  
Thanks for the precedent. They're not mine, guv, they must have been planted on me!
 
2010-01-05 08:24:14 PM  
I heard about this incident on the radio earlier. I get the sense that the Islamic terroists are sitting back and laughing their asses off at America and Europe about our civilized laws towards human rights, which they don't give a shiat about by the way.

Short threadjack here but if I was Obama I'd have the balls to not allow any flights from countries that don't agree with our security polices.

/threadjack
 
2010-01-05 08:24:36 PM  
gorgor: APPROVES
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From the looks of the hat, I'm guessing Hebrew Nationals.
 
2010-01-05 08:24:52 PM  
Britney Spear's Speculum: I have a beef with Minneapolis-St. Paul International.

I had a connecting flight from Denver to MN. My flight was delayed 4 hours because of the 'weather' they said.

Turns out their definition of 'weather' is shutting down one of the two runways to perform weeks of planned construction on the runway.

Needless to say, I missed my one and only flight to Duluth and had to charter a van.

And all this the 12 hours before my med school interview!


Great story.

Please.

Make sure.

You capture it.

In multiple sentences. Bravo!
 
2010-01-05 08:25:40 PM  
t0.gstatic.com

/oblig
 
2010-01-05 08:25:40 PM  
runningscared: I heard about this incident on the radio earlier. I get the sense that the Islamic terroists are sitting back and laughing their asses off at America and Europe about our civilized laws towards human rights, which they don't give a shiat about by the way.

Short threadjack here but if I was Obama I'd have the balls to not allow any flights from countries that don't agree with our security policies.

/threadjack


/FTFM
 
2010-01-05 08:26:43 PM  
gorgor: APPROVES
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Feeling better after the flu thing?
 
2010-01-05 08:27:37 PM  
Britney Spear's Speculum: Charlie Freak: Same thing happened to me in October.

Yeah it was October. I also missed my duluth flight by 10 minutes because I landed in terminal E12 and the flight left from A14



/not joking


Britney Spear's Speculum: Charlie Freak: Same thing happened to me in October.

Yeah it was October. I also missed my duluth flight by 10 minutes because I landed in terminal E12 and the flight left from A14



/not joking


Ok, this is a back-to-back post after reading the threads, but yeah... MNP is laid out completely insanely, and you have my sympathies.

On the otherhand, I'm just thankful I don't have to make *connecting* flights out of ATL. Being based here, *everything* comes here, so yeah.. go me.
 
2010-01-05 08:27:56 PM  
I've been through that airport a few times. Nice and clean, only problem is the amount of muslims. Some in full burka mode.
 
2010-01-05 08:28:23 PM  
Farker T: gorgor: APPROVES
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From the looks of the hat, I'm guessing Hebrew Nationals.


It's Kosher
http://tinyurl.com/ycmxj7t
(copy and paste)
 
2010-01-05 08:28:35 PM  
Britney Spear's Speculum: Charlie Freak: Same thing happened to me in October.

Yeah it was October. I also missed my duluth flight by 10 minutes because I landed in terminal E12 and the flight left from A14



/not joking


I figured it out after spending an hour on hold with customer service in India - I looked at the weather charts and said "it's not that bad out there - I could fly in this stuff," to which they responded, "then, as a pilot, you know that these types of delays happen due to weather." I knew I wasn't getting the full stoyr. So I checkd the NOTAMs for the airport and it all became clear. Then a 747 crashed into my house and set my dog on fire. Most of this story is true.
 
2010-01-05 08:29:01 PM  
jimi32: Feeling better after the flu thing?

Ugh, finally :)
 
2010-01-05 08:29:28 PM  
gorgor: http://tinyurl.com/y8nw7f4

What's wrong with you? I want to enlarge that and make it into a poster.

LTL, but you're slipping, man... madam... whichever.
 
2010-01-05 08:33:00 PM  
I trust the dog in question was handed over to Michael Vick for... re-education.
 
2010-01-05 08:34:34 PM  
gorgor: jimi32: Feeling better after the flu thing?

Ugh, finally :)


Since you're feeling better, can you post that wall of, of...ummm, female genitalia?
/You know to appease the masses....
 
2010-01-05 08:34:48 PM  
FTA: "But Holley said she's willing to put up with such disruptions in the interest of safety. "I think it's important - anything they need to do top protect flights, absolutely," she said. "Whatever they need to do to protect us."


www.istockphoto.com

ANYTHING?

Say hello to my Junior TSA Agent...
 
2010-01-05 08:36:10 PM  
Cymbaline: What's wrong with you?

whut?
http://tinyurl.com/ygrdjnn
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2010-01-05 08:36:27 PM  
SNAUSAGES!?
 
2010-01-05 08:41:34 PM  
But Holley said she's willing to put up with such disruptions in the interest of safety. "I think it's important - anything they need to do top protect flights, absolutely," she said. "Whatever they need to do to protect us."

Sounds fat.
 
2010-01-05 08:42:22 PM  
When I was flying from Dublin, Ireland to Atlanta a few months back, the dog went beserk over the woman's bag who standing next to me. It turned out she had a dog bone in her carryon.
 
2010-01-05 08:43:45 PM  
jimi32: gorgor: jimi32: Feeling better after the flu thing?

Ugh, finally :)

Since you're feeling better, can you post that wall of, of...ummm, female genitalia?
/You know to appease the masses....


Hi
http://tinyurl.com/yds5s96
(copy and paste, NSFW)
 
2010-01-05 08:46:41 PM  
Ivo Shandor: Meanwhile, an airport in California was shut down by 5 bottles of explosive honey (new window).

That article rocked.

I can't decide what is better. TSA saying he should have known better than to put honey in his luggage (you can't carry it on) or TSA saying the system worked because honey had them shut down the airport.
 
2010-01-05 08:47:52 PM  
gorgor: jimi32: gorgor: jimi32: Feeling better after the flu thing?

Ugh, finally :)

Since you're feeling better, can you post that wall of, of...ummm, female genitalia?
/You know to appease the masses....

Hi
http://tinyurl.com/yds5s96
(copy and paste, NSFW)


Wow! Thanks, that's the one that finally made me go...umph, shiat!
/Thanks again!
 
2010-01-05 08:51:36 PM  
Sausages are deadly
http://tinyurl.com/yd4lelg
(copy and paste, PNSFW)
 
2010-01-05 08:54:18 PM  
Scrapps will just have to be shot!
 
2010-01-05 08:56:22 PM  
mikemoto: When I was flying from Dublin, Ireland to Atlanta a few months back, the dog went beserk over the woman's bag who standing next to me. It turned out she had a dog bone in her carryon.

Similar thing happened to me at Mall of America (just across the freeway from Minneapolis / St Paul Airport as it happens) when working there one day as an outside contractor.

Back then you were required to drive to a remote spot for vehicle search, periodically supplemented by a bomb dog, to get into the contractor parking area.

One day the dog goes nuts on the passenger door of my van and the Mall Cops go all Mall Gestapo on me, firing questions off, telling me to step away from the vehicle, calling in back up, etc.

They start digging away into the map pocket and come up with a piece of beef jerkey. It was one of those discs that you get 4 for a buck.

After they mellowed out we tested the dog on my Hilti Gun (a powder actuated nailer) wich had a lot of spent casings in the box, so much so that I could smell the gun powder when the box was open.

Not so much as a tail-wag
 
2010-01-05 08:57:49 PM  
gorgor: Hi
http://tinyurl.com/yds5s96
(copy and paste, NSFW)


Oh...my...lawds...

/right click, ctrl+s
 
2010-01-05 08:58:24 PM  
Came for the Top Secret! references.

/no screen capture skills
/slash. My dad thought of it while slicing up hookers.
 
2010-01-05 08:58:46 PM  
Snausage!

img.webmd.com
 
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