Air Canada service agents call carry-on crackdown too unpleasant

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  1. ACMM
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    Front-line staff want a say in who does crackdown duty
    By Sophia Harris, CBC News Posted: Oct 31, 2014 5:00 AM ET Last Updated: Oct 31, 2014 8:50 AM ET

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    Full article at the link above ...
     
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    Awwwwwww ...
     
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    Cry me a small river, eh? Anyone here remember that month or so, a few years ago, where all one could carry on board certain trans-Atlantic flights was small plastic bags, no electronics allowed? (Lost a nice laptop that way. Grf.)
     
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    The AC agents were out in full force at YYZ domestic security Monday morning. Some passengers were quite annoyed.
    From my perspective ,economy passengers closely checked. Priority,premium and Nexus lines had no such screening of carryon.
     
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    If people didnt abuse the policy, there would be no need for such enforcement. The dimensions of approved carry on baggage is clearly marked for all carriers. Even though it may have not been enforced, the excuse "they let me carry it on last time" shouldnt really apply.
     
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    On Monday morning, I was watching a truck get inspected at the airside security gate at EWR. Yes, they do check, but the inspection is far more cursory than what we, and our carry-on luggage, go through to take a flight. I can recognize a real security risk when I see one -- but the TSA inspections make for much better show for Ma and Pa Kettle.
     
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    One does indeed suspect that it's all about putting on a show. I do continue to be amazed that, somehow, the more-expensive bottled water **inside** the boarding-room is magically rendered better and safer than the slightly less-expensive bottled water outside the boarding-room.

    Must be that magic wand they wave over the pallet of water-bottles.
     
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    It's safer because it's been irradiated by the Nude-O-Scope.
     
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    So, the bottle should be branded as "Skinny-Dipt"?

    (I like my Scotch naked, anyway.....)
     
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    Then I must be so damn safe it hurts! :D
     
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    Pictures of it did not happen :D
     
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    (harrumphing flounce)

    Pictures of it **definitely** did not happen. I am a happily married woman of some substance within our community. That said 'substance' is usually Scotch, imbibed whilst aloft, is a secondary point of contention. //^_^\\
     
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    I prefer aged single barrel Kentucky Bourbon but no airline is classy enough to serve it.
     
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    Ah, I have to say that I continue to be successful in my civil disobedience campaign in refusing the Nude-O-Scope. Have never yet been through one ... manual pat-downs feel like less of an invasion of my privacy (and a low-profile protest against the US Big Brother).
     
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    :eek: :p Well reeeeeeeeeeeeallly!
     
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    Well, this evening's beverage on the YEG>YVR flying-bus was Chateau de Fine Print Woggle-Woggle Grenache; never did quite catch the name of it, and the label was in tinytype, but it did taste suspiciously of vodka-spiked apple-lime juice.

    Scotch, alas, was not to be had. Je suis triste!
     
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    Well could you not fly WestJet? At least you would have had a singalong to take you mind off things.
     
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    The humanity! :eek:
     
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    You could have switched to rot gut gin:eek: or Canadian rye whiskey:oops:
     
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    Heh. Nice fellow sitting next to me (a school principal) ordered the Grenache, and I reckoned that it might as well be a 'times two', as it was about to come from a new bottle thereof.

    Funny thing was that I ended up sitting next to a school principal, a district superintendent of schools, and a special-ed teacher on my three segments that day. What's coincidental is that I married into a family of teachers, and my older sister was a junior-school teacher for many years.

    Go figure, eh?
     
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    I hope you behaved with all those educators:D
     
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    Hmmm....not a school day today? Must be "professional development".
     
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    Memorial day today which is a full stat holiday in Alberta and coming soon to every province.
     
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    Remembrance Day in British Columbia. Just about our entire village turned out for the ceremonies, despite the chilly (for a coastal island) -10C temperature.

    In the case of the district superintendent, she was travelling to start a holiday at Cabo San Lucas. The special-ed teacher was flying to the Coast to get married (a most worthy plan on her part, I do believe) and the school principal was travelling to visit his Mum (of which I also wholeheartedly approve; not that I was issuing hallway passes or anything!)

    Back to November 11th. I was once flying transcon, YVR to YOW, when the Captain came on the Tannoy to ask all aboard to observe the two-minutes silence at 1100. Most moving, that was.

    (I have yet to hear the Captain announce "Sweepers! Sweepers! Man your brooms!", though I did once hear an SD call "Wakey Wakey").
     
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