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Re: [Killietalk] Fish on the airlines ... and WCW
In a message dated 4/7/2005 12:40:53 AM Pacific Standard Time,
restrepo at sandiego_edu writes:
I still get nervous every time I ship fish, and loosing the A.
hanneloreae was very disappointing; but overall and given the amount
of fish I sent myself, things went relatively well. Maybe it would
have been better to bring them with me on the plane.
I've been using the don't ask, don't tell method with the airlines as of
late. I always use the largest suitcase I own and I pack a styro in the
suitcase. I double bag the fish and duct tape the styro shut. Finally I put the
sytro in a plastic garbage bag and into the suitcase. When I get to the
airport, I just check the bag. They never ask what's in the bag and I don't see
any reason to tell them. As far as the security check goes, as long as there
is nothing that looks like a bomb or "smells" like an explosive, I don't think
the TSA people really care if I have fish in the suitcase. This has worked
numerous times without a hitch, so far [sound of wood being knocked on]. The
other concern I've heard is excessive xrays causing sterile fish but the
fish I brought back from the ARK cactus cookout are laying fertile eggs, doesn't
seem to be an issue.
Just my observations. I used to try to carry on the fish and ask for my
carry on to be hand checked. I'm just concerned that after my bag is checked
and I'm at the gate, what then if I'm denied?
Russ Feilzer enjoying some dryness on the California coast, finally.
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