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Canadian TSA

So when I was coming back from Vancouver last week I was "randomly selected" for "special screening".  Of course I blame it on not having my boarding pass in my hand in the line since it had already been checked twice, then I went through immigrations, and then it was checked again.

So I had a small set of screwdrivers in my bag from when I was putting ram in my MacBook Pro.  No hassle coming up there with them, but the Canadians were sure I was going to use them for malice on the flight.  They told me I could a) forfeit them b) pay $15 to ship them home or c) pay $1/day to store them.  Considering they weren't even worth $15 I just chose option a.  Then as I'm packing my stuff back up, they're all using them to tighten their glasses!  grrrrrrrrrr



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Jul. 25th, 2006 02:04 pm (UTC)
That is common. While the US TSA is great for random screening and throwing people on the watch list (me), the Canadian TSA is REALLY picky about carry-on luggage and what actually makes it into the cabin. Seeing how I have to go through them every time I fly (go living in Canada) I always have more issues leaving the country then coming back in.

Them using the screwdrivers though before you even left? That is ridiculous...
Jul. 25th, 2006 11:05 pm (UTC)
Send them a bill. $15 for "screwdriver rental, five minutes". :)
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