Η υπηρεσία ασφάλειας των μεταφορών (TSA) ανεβάζει στον λογαριασμό της στο Instagram φωτογραφίες από επικίνδυνα αντικείμενα που βρέθηκαν στην κατοχή ή τις αποσκευές πολιτών που ταξίδευαν. Μια ξεχωριστή κατηγορία αποτελούν τα στιλέτα, οι σπάθες, τα ξίφη, οι ματσέτες και τα μαχαίρια.
Is this some kind of confangled rotisserie contraption for turkeys? Nope. These are Sai. If you’re a #TeenageMutantTurtle fan, you’ll know the Sai as Raphael’s weapon or choice. If you still have no clue, a Sai is a weapon used for striking, bludgeoning and punctures. Whatever it is you use them for, please know they must be packed in checked baggage. These were discovered in a carry-on bag at Boise (BOI). #TheMoreYouKnow
Οι υπηρεσίες ασφαλείας βρήκαν πολλά μπαστούνια-σπαθιά, ένα στιλέτο-τσατσάρα αλλά και το περιβόητο στιλέτο-πιστωτική κάρτα.
Μιλώντας στην Washington Post, ο Bob Burns, ο οποίος διευθύνει το λογαριασμό Instagram, δήλωσε: «Ήξερα ότι ο λογαριασμός θα γινόταν δημοφιλής και ότι θα είχαμε μια ατελείωτες φωτογραφίες».
We’ve heard (from a friend) that machetes are not only good for divvying up a turkey, but they’re also a great way to split your stubborn sweet potatoes before they’re cooked. If you’re traveling with your trusty machete, be sure to pack it in your checked baggage (the bags that go in the belly of the aircraft).This one was discovered in carry-on bag at San Diego. #ThanksgivingTravel
#TSATravelTips - Don’t pack your homemade replica suicide vest. The traveler who packed this vest in his checked bag at Richmond (RIC) stated it was a prop intended for use in a live-action role-playing game (LARP). TSA explosives experts raced to the checked baggage room and the airport police were called immediately. Fortunately, the explosives experts determined the vest posed no danger. It has yet to be determined if the officer who searched the bag needed a change of clothing.
#ProTip - Your trailer hitch hand grenade is prohibited from both carry-on and checked bags. So what’s the big deal if it’s inert? First off, we don’t know it’s inert until explosives professionals take a closer look, and that takes time and slows down the line. It can even lead to a complete shutdown and evacuation. Also, imagine the person sitting next to you on the plane pulling this out of their carry-on. For these reasons, anything resembling a bomb or grenade is prohibited from both carry-on and checked bags. #TSATravelTips This inert grenade was discovered in a checked bag recently at the SBP airport.
Notice a theme here? These were all disocvered recently in carry-on bags. The top firearm was discovered in a carry-on bag at Nashville (BNA). The bottom two were both discvoered in separate incidents in carry-on bags at Atlanta (ATL). While firearms are prohibited in carry-on bags, you can pack them in your checked baggage, as long as you meet the packing guidelines: bit.ly/travelingwithfirearms. #TSATravelTips
#TSAGoodCatch - This inert rocket propelled grenade (RPG) was discovered last week in a carry-on bag at the Raleigh–Durham International Airport (RDU). If an item looks like a real bomb, grenade, mine, etc., it is prohibited. When these items are found at a checkpoint or in checked baggage, they can cause significant delays because the explosives detection professionals must respond to resolve the alarm. Even if they are novelty items, you are prohibited from bringing them on board the aircraft.
#TBT - This belt of ammo was discovered several years ago in a carry-on bag at the Richmond International Airport (RIC). Ammo may be transported in your checked baggage as long as it’s securely packed in fiber (such as cardboard), wood or metal boxes or other packaging specifically designed to carry small amounts of ammunition. Read more: bit.ly/travelingwithfirearms.
#TSAGoodCatch - A jawbone tomahawk and an inert pineapple grenade were discovered in a carry-on bag at the McCarran International Airport (LAS) in Las Vegas. The tomahawk is allowed in checked baggage only. Grenades (inert or otherwise) are prohibited. Inert/replica grenades can look real on the X-ray monitor, and TSA officers must call on explosives detection professionals and law enforcement to remove and inspect the item. Safety precautions will most likely cause a closure of the checkpoint/checked bag screening area and lead to missed and delayed flights.