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LeeCat

Member Since 16 Jan 2013
Offline Last Active Mar 09 2014 06:15 AM
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In Topic: Airlines/Airports with strict hand/cabin luggage rules

02 August 2013 - 08:19 AM

 

No, I understand that you were giving your personal experience.  I just had to vent and relate my frustration.  It was no reflection on you.  I just got unlucky, and happened to cross paths with an inflexible idiot, that's all.

I'd add: inconsistent idiots.

By the way - how was the Aqaba diving?


In Topic: Airlines/Airports with strict hand/cabin luggage rules

02 August 2013 - 05:15 AM

 

Coming back from Aqaba in June, I ran into problems in Amman.  Like most of you I presume, I normally hand carry both my computer and regulator, and my video system.  I have never had a problem with this on any prior flight.  In Amman, as I was going through the security screening, I got pulled aside for them to look at my hand luggage after going through the X-ray machine.  No problem, that's normal and expected by now.  However, I got an inspector who had no idea what I was carrying and would not allow me to carry either of those bags onto the plane.  I fussed, and got him to bring his supervisor over - who agreed with him.  They forced me to go back to check in and check the the two additional bags, and made me pay for the additional baggage.  Of course, I had carefully gotten rid of all my JD's by now, and their VISA card reader was having computer problems at the time, so that was an additional aggravation.  Additionally, since I always hand carry my video camera, there were no locks on my Pelican case.  Needless to say, I was extremely unhappy about the entire process and worried if my gear was going to be pilfered before I got it back.  As it turned out, everything arrived safely back home, but I was a mess for the entire flight back home.  It really put a sour taste onto what had been a good trip.

Sorry, I just provided my PERSONAL subjective experience without any attempt to generalize it. And I'm very sorry to hear such a story from you - I can imagine the frustration...


In Topic: Airlines/Airports with strict hand/cabin luggage rules

02 August 2013 - 03:19 AM

Emirates flights Johannesburg - Dubai - Male return and local flight Male - Baa Atoll return:

All Emirates flights - no problems at all (30kg luggage allowance) and not too much worry about carry-on items

Male - Baa - had to pay for over-weight as all items were weighted and I didn't find the way to hide the back-pack

Baa - Male - no problems, as there's no place to put scale :)


In Topic: Airlines/Airports with strict hand/cabin luggage rules

02 August 2013 - 03:11 AM

Egypt Air flight - Johannesburg-Cairo-Amman return:

In Johannesburg we had some troubles with check-in luggage. We traveled in two with 2 check-in cases, total weight was below limit, but we were forced to redistribute weight to not more than 23kg per case :(. It's the first time in my experience such stupid requirement applied  :(  :(  :( . I did hide my back-pack from check-in counter and successfully passed the boarding

Cairo - nobody care about anything :)

Amman -  nobody care about anything :)

Cairo - nobody care about anything :)


In Topic: Leak Sentinel from Vivid Housings

02 August 2013 - 02:42 AM

to okuma and JimG: I'm very happy I could help you. One more suggestion: RTFM, sometimes it helps :)