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Old August 10th, 2006, 09:02 AM
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Due to foiled terrorist plot in England, no liquids are being allowed on planes. There are long lines at airports in England and US. This is being reported on all news networks almost non-stop. Apparently no laptops, IPODS or other electrical devices are allowed also.

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Old August 10th, 2006, 01:29 PM
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Default Aug 10 Terrorist Threat - No Liquids

Well, there we go - more difficulty flying.

One thing I know is - do not go on the QM2.

The biggest floating target out there - worth at least 4 planes.

Just a matter of time before she is hailed and sunk.

It is hardly worth traveling anymore.

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Don,

Due to foiled terrorist plot in England, no liquids are being allowed on planes. There are long lines at airports in England and US. This is being reported on all news networks almost non-stop. Apparently no laptops, IPODS or other electrical devices are allowed also.

Let's get the new rules straight.

>> 1. For flights originating in the United States, the only liquids and gels that passsengers may carry aboard are (1) baby formula, breast milk, and juices if one is travelling with an infant or a small child and (2) essential medicines must be in checked luggage. Practically speaking, this means that cosmetics, toiletries, suntan lotions, skin care products, etc., must be in checked luggage.

>> 2. The United Kingdom has imposed the a similar with respect to liquides, and also now forbids carrying personal electonic devices (GameBoys, iPods, laptop computers, etc.) aboard. Keep this in mind if your cruise ends in England.

I suspect that the Transportation Security Administration will moderate this policy somewhat after the bureaucrats can complete a more thorough analysis of the situation.

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Well, there we go - more difficulty flying.

One thing I know is - do not go on the QM2.

The biggest floating target out there - worth at least 4 planes.

Just a matter of time before she is hailed and sunk.

It is hardly worth traveling anymore.

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I actually got accepted to University with an essay similar to that... the prompt was to write a news story for january 1, 2012... and i had my non-existant made up terrorist network destroy a cruise ship.... I always wonder when im on a ship if there's someone on their with a bomb... but i'll die when I die... terrorist plots on a cruise ship will not deter me from going on them... prices would be cheaper....
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Thanks for the uplifting thoughts about QM 2 although they are a bit off topic! Still plan to enjoy our upcoming cruise on that vessel as well as ones on Royal carib & Celeb..... The one on QM 2 is actually easier as it does not involve any airline flights----
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There goes my rum and cokes I bring on the flights????
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longboysfan,

There goes my rum and cokes I bring on the flights????

You can still have as many glasses of rum and Coke as you wish, so long as your airline serves Coca-Cola products.

>> For an international flight, you can buy rum at the airport's duty free shop. The shop will deliver it to you on the plane.

>> You can buy rum from the flight attendant on any flight that's long enough to offer beverage service.

>> Sodas are complementary on any flight.

Of course, you may have to settle for rum and Pepsi or some other Coke substitute if your airline does not serve Coca-Cola products....

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longboysfan,

There goes my rum and cokes I bring on the flights????

You can still have as many glasses of rum and Coke as you wish, so long as your airline serves Coca-Cola products.

>> For an international flight, you can buy rum at the airport's duty free shop. The shop will deliver it to you on the plane.

>> You can buy rum from the flight attendant on any flight that's long enough to offer beverage service.

>> Sodas are complementary on any flight.

I don't know if you have been reading on this but most of the duty free shops at Healthrow have been closed since the incident and are taking a heavy hit. At least on the the flights from London I doubt they can deliver it to you on the ship.

Don

Of course, you may have to settle for rum and Pepsi or some other Coke substitute if your airline does not serve Coca-Cola products....

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Don,

I don't know if you have been reading on this but most of the duty free shops at Healthrow have been closed since the incident and are taking a heavy hit. At least on the the flights from London I doubt they can deliver it to you on the ship.

I can't speak about flights from London, but the (U. S.) Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has made an explicit exception for purchases in "duty free" shops delivered to the aircraft. The statement about the exception noted that "duty free" goods are subject to special controls while on U. S. soil and thus are not susceptible to smuggling of exploive fluids onto an aircraft.

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does that mean you can buy some type of portable disc camera at the airport & take it with you????
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