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    Re: CN Aboard Commercial Flight
    From: Gary LaPook
    Date: 2012 Mar 11, 18:09 -0700
    I've never had any problem carrying a marine sextant as carry on but I have always had to explain what it was with one exception, the screener  in Lisbon knew what it was and smiled and told me. I did have an interesting experience with my aeronautical A-7 which contains some radium which set off the radiation detector and I "had some splainin to do." but then they let me take it with me on the plane.


    --- On Sun, 3/11/12, Frank Reed <FrankReed{at}HistoricalAtlas.com> wrote:

    From: Frank Reed <FrankReed{at}HistoricalAtlas.com>
    Subject: [NavList] Re: CN Aboard Commercial Flight
    To: NavList@fer3.com
    Date: Sunday, March 11, 2012, 5:36 PM

    Alex, you wrote:
    "I am very interested in the checking in details. Sorry, I could not figure out how to address you off the list, and where on the list I can find your e-mail address."

    You must not have noticed the "reply-to-author" option on the message boards?? In any case, remember that you can always just drop me an email if you need help with anything like this.

    You included your unmasked email address, however, as is common practice online, these are hidden to some extent in NavList messages. If you want to include your email address in a message, replace the "at" sign. For example, my email address is FrankReed[-at-]HistoricalAtlas.com. Spammer search engines do not usually hunt for addresses masked this way.

    You wrote:
    "And I am afraid to take it to a cabin with me, because of the security check.
    What if they just confiscate it in a check..."

    They don't do that. At least we haven't had any stories of that on NavList, and there have been a reasonable number of reports from people who have had no problem taking sextants as carry-on items. I may try it next week when I go to the prime meridian, though it's probably a little silly to haul a sextant across the ocean for a conference at a maritime museum. They probably have one there! :)


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