TSA at AMTRAK Albany NY

Discussion in 'Railways, Highways, Waterways' started by Frank, Sep 13, 2013.

  1. Frank

    Frank Original Member

    And Rennsalaer PD detective backing them up decided he didn't like my attitude so he stole my legal leatherman. "You're EMS, we have your back so why don't you cooperate?"

    I take the train so I don't have to feal with the ....... TSA, ...!
     
  2. Frank

    Frank Original Member

    Correcttuin: Apparently it was an AMTRAK detwctive. Looking into filing a complaint.
     
  3. JoeBas

    JoeBas Original Member

    Where does it say that Leathermen are banned from AMTK?

    Show me the rule!
     
  4. Frank

    Frank Original Member

    They aren't. This was solely an abuse of authority by a railroad bull.

    And I just loved his attempt to play the "fellow first responder" card on me.
     
  5. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Even nail clippers are banned from carryon luggage on Amtrak.

    From Amtrak's Prohibited Items page:


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    amtrak-prohibited-sharp-objects.png
     
  6. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Also please note that pejoratives need to be avoid going forward.
     
  7. Frank

    Frank Original Member

    For future reference, expecting the freedom fluffers to change into new gloves on request is an "attitude problem" worthy of law enforcement intervention on Amtrak. They didn't even have a box of gloves in view.
     
  8. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    That's when you pack your dirtiest undies at the top of your suitcase, and point it out to the next in line. :D

    Sounds like Amtrak needs to be reminded as to WHY they've experienced their record ridership year over year, every year since 9/11.

    Given a choice between abuse & an 8+ hour trip or abuse + a 2 hour trip, I'll either stay home or take the shorter route.
     
  9. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    Reading carefully, it very specifically says that scissors, nail clippers, corkscrews, and razors *are* allowed in carry-on baggage.
     
  10. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    You are correct, and also "sheathed equipment", which I presume would include a sheathed knife or folded pocketknife, is allowed in checked baggage.

    Did they refuse to allow it to be checked, Frank?
     
  11. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    One example of good customer service from several years ago (2006): Australia is picky about "sharpies", so Singapore Air was doing extra screening at the gate for a flight from Singapore to Sydney. Anything that couldn't fly as per Australian reg was placed in an envelope and came out on the baggage conveyor ahead of customs. Nobody lost anything.

    That could be done because Singapore Air was screening for a specific flight. There is no reason why Amtrak can't do that in situations like this, since presumably they are screening for a specific train.
     
  12. JoeBas

    JoeBas Original Member

    Amtrak would have to be screening in the FIRST PLACE to be screening for a specific train.

    They don't, though. At all. Thank God.
     

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