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Discussion in 'Travel Security' started by Captain Oveur, Feb 27, 2014.
Another gem from the "last line of defense."
Seems like all members of the congress traveling domestically just got their flying privileges revoked (unless they all have a passport)
Just when you thought you'd heard it all….
On another note, some of them are not the brightest, I admit.
Last month was flying AS back to SEA, conversation went like this when I handed the agent my boarding pass:
"Oh I haven't seen this airline before"
"Ya, Alaska Airlines"
"Ah so you're heading to Alaska...and making a stopover at Seattle. Wow"
He was nice though
Is the fact that a government worker read the rules too literally really that newsworthy?
They all maintain residences in their home states/districts and have the appropriate IDs. You have to be a resident of a state to be elected to Congress from that state.
Where were you traveling from?
Well all stupidity aside, DC is actually not a state, but rather a federal district.
DC is, in fact, not state -- but I imagine that does not affect the validity of a DC driver's license as government-issued ID. I wonder if the TSA has materials that say "state issued ID" or "government issued ID"? If the former, the guy was, after all, only doing his job if perhaps in a very literal minded fashion.
I live in the DC area, and my first time in London, a cabbie asked me if Washington, DC and Washington state were the same thing.
Even though DC isn't actually a state, for most (but not all) purposes, it's treated as such by the federal government (and the state governments, too).
Tell that to the residents that have no full representation...
Twice in my life, while hitchhiking in Europe, I've been asked if I had hitchhiked all the way from the United States.
I used to live in London, and Americans would come up to me all the time on the tube and ask for directions to "Lie Kester Square". Of course, I would pretend not to know what they were talking about and eventually say "You don't mean Lester Square, by any chance"?
I met an English guy once who was taking a tour in Boston (maybe the JFK library) on which the guide announced proudly that Boston was the only New England city not named after a city or town in England. After the tour the guide asked everyone where they were from and he said, loudly, "I'm from a little town 11 miles from Boston, England".
I had them refuse a temporary license from Hawaii once, because, well, frankly, it looked like a freaking school project. To wit:
That's real? Because I thought it was McLovin for a second
Hence the phrase "most (but not all)."
I'm jealous of your full head of hair.
NEXUS Cards make the heads of TSA screeners spin enough as it is. I can only imagine what would be said if an Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC) card were to be presented to a screener.
I believe you. I used my GE card as ID a few times, because I actually liked the picture, and the TSA folks looked at it like it was a foreign ID.