Who has got the cure for the sit-at-home blues? Ask Dr Grabthar. Now with bigger, easier to read font!

Monday, August 14, 2006

Sons of Bitches

As some of you may know, my partner and I are off on an overseas trip at the end of the week. We’ll be taking in the sights of Tokyo, London and Paris. That right old London town is in there! That means SECURITY RESTRICTIONS. Or, if you will, NO FUN HERE.

Thankfully at the moment it’s just my 12 hour flight from London to Osaka. Still that’s 12 hours with no iPod, no laptop, nobody to talk to. It’ll be like travelling in the 80’s.

But at least airlines are being vague about what the rules are. Last week my airline put out a release saying I would only have to “plastic bag” my “essentials” on flights leaving Heathrow. I rang my travel agent to check.

ME
I’m flying Auckland to Tokyo, are there any restrictions or delays I need to know about?

AGENT
Just make sure you pack you cabin luggage light

ME
What do you mean by light?

AGENT
Just, light. Only things you need.

ME
Well I was going to take my iPod and laptop. I wanted to do some work on the plane.

AGENT
Oh, no. We suggest you do not take these.

ME
Even on a flight to Tokyo?

AGENT
Well, the restrictions are for LA and London. But we recommend you check with your airline.

So no help there. At anytime the rules could change and I end up having to hand my electronics over to “the man”. Still no worries, insurance will cover it if anything bad happens. Won’t it?

1 comment:

Gibbs said...

Its just twelve hours bro. What are you, a junkie? just pick up some lohty at the giftshop.