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    Re: CN Aboard Commercial Flight
    From: Geoffrey Kolbe
    Date: 2012 Mar 12, 21:40 +0000

    Well, as I said Alex, I just proceed in a cloud of naivety and I
    don't encounter these problems. I assume an air of perfect innocence
    and look stupid. But then, I have not been sensitized by travelling
    within the old Soviet Bloc...
    I think the worst that will happen is that you will be told that you
    will have to check the sextant in as luggage to go in the hold rather
    than carry-on luggage. Unless the red light on the electronic sniffer
    lights up, it will not be confiscated.
    At 21:01 12/03/2012, you wrote:
    >Geoffrey, Ken,
    >The idea of carrying a published description is of course a brilliant one.
    >(Assuming that all these people know how and are willing to read:-)
    >>Once the scanner operatives
    >>were convinced that it was not a bomb, they quickly lost interest.
    >But how do you convince them that this is not a bomb if it looks
    >like a bomb, and has wires (even if you check the batteries in the
    >check in luggage separately), and a ticking mechanism inside:-)
    >Besides that, they are not only interested in bombs.
    >(Once I had nail clippers seized; little scisors, 2 inches long blades).
    >And even a nautical sextant makes a perfect weapon: you can easily
    >crush someone's scull using it, I mean a sextant with a bronze frame, not
    >a plascic one:-)

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