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Re: No more "hand carried" wine in flights

by James Roscoe » Tue Aug 22, 2006 3:43 pm

Just to add to what Robin said, Im pretty sure it's a lot safer to get on a plane than to drive your car to get groceries. Yet we get in the car all the time without thinking. Flying in an airplane is one of the statistacly, safer activities in which we engage. I wonder why so many people are frightened by it.
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Re: No more "hand carried" wine in flights

by jeremy johnson » Tue Aug 22, 2006 4:56 pm

People are afraid of flying because of the lack of control. If you're driving the car you can convince yourself that everything will be fine because of course YOU aren't goin to wreck the car...you can convince yourself to not think about all the other drivers out there.
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Re: No more "hand carried" wine in flights

by Bruce K » Tue Aug 22, 2006 5:01 pm

For what it's worth, I flew yesterday from Spokane to Baltimore (connecting in Minneapolis) with six bottles of wine from Walla Walla. In the past, I'd always lugged them on board with me but with that option gone, I bought a shipping box from a winery with styrofoam slots for six bottles and checked it through. It seemed well-protected and insulated. and everything came out fine -- no breaks, no spills, no sign of too much heat (despite the 96 degree temperature in Spokane). Even if they change the rules to allow bottles on board, I'd probably go this route again. Easier on the back and shoulders, especially when you have to change planes that are half-a-mile away.
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Re: No more "hand carried" wine in flights

by James Roscoe » Tue Aug 22, 2006 5:38 pm

jeremy johnson wrote:People are afraid of flying because of the lack of control. If you're driving the car you can convince yourself that everything will be fine because of course YOU aren't goin to wreck the car...you can convince yourself to not think about all the other drivers out there.


Jeremy, you are spot on. I guess having been a lawyer and done enough car-wreck cases, I know what real control you have when you drive. Most people don't take the other people on the road into consideration when they drive. People make mistakes at a fairly predictable rate. Thus auto accidents are predictable and often pretty gruesome.
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Re: No more "hand carried" wine in flights

by Agostino Berti » Mon Aug 28, 2006 3:40 pm

I was flying from LA to Korea a week ago. I bought a bottle of water at the airport bookstore and went to the x-ray screening to get to my gate. The security took my sealed bottle of water. I told the guy he could open it and I would drink it. It was sealed and they sold the same water in the magazine shop in the gate area after the check!
I told him I needed my (unsealed) bottle of saline solution and he said that was fine. How weird is that?
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