Australian Foreign Minister risks confiscation of Vegemite at MEX

Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in Other Countries' started by RadioGirl, Sep 18, 2011.

  1. RadioGirl

    RadioGirl Original Member

    Foreign Minister (and former Prime Minister) Kevin Rudd had to pull out the diplomatic credentials to get his jar on Vegemite past airport security at Mexico City for a flight to New York. :D I don't predict he'll have the same success if he tries to fly OUT of NY with it.

    For those who may not know, Vegemite is a thick black spread with a strong salty taste. Non-Australians may well consider it to be potentially dangerous, although not a threat to the integrity of an aircraft. ;)
    Here's hoping Mr Rudd comes back with some new ideas about sensible airport security!!
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  2. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    It is all of that, and more. Any non-Aussie in his right mind would be BEGGING to have this stuff confiscated. It's probably ok in a plane as long as the cockpit crew is not munching on cookies & vegemite.
  3. RadioGirl

    RadioGirl Original Member

    ;) I'm willing to bet $4700 that more than one Qantas pilot has had cheese-n-Vegemite sandwiches for lunch while in the cockpit.

    Random factoid: Vegemite was rationed during WWII so that there would be enough to supply the troops.
  4. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

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  5. VH-RMD

    VH-RMD Original Member

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  6. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    Not just Aussies, but Brits, too! (although it's Marmite for them)

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