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    Re: Air travel with a sextant
    From: Jared Sherman
    Date: 2004 Dec 10, 17:14 -0500

    < one pilot even refused
    to let one on when asked - and they do have the final say.>
    
    Paul, you're right that pilots have the final say. However, since
    international regulations require the pilot to allow that equipment onboard,
    you could probably have the airline reimburse the costs of his error--since
    his action is against the specific codes governing international air travel.
    There are many things the pilot can do--but not legally. That's why I
    emphasize carrying a printed copy of the specific regulations, because "I've
    got it in writing" places them in the position of having no excuse for their
    actions. No pilot will intentionally violate international regulations--once
    they see them in writing, instead of playing "he said she said" with a
    passenger.
    
    Same thing for the TSA bots. When in doubt, print it out! They don't like
    getting reprimands. And the airlines...are just dying for a reason to fire
    "with cause" pilots who have seniority, so they can hire new ones at 1/2 the
    salary.
    
    
    

       
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