TSA take girl's snow globe

Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by Mike, Sep 25, 2011.

  1. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Hardly newsworthy, but the mother's lack of spine makes me want to :td:....

    MSNBC: Q&A: Snow globes at the airport security checkpoint

    What a wuss. Teach your kids the truth, lady. Don't cover up for them.
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  2. Affection

    Affection Original Member

    I thought it was fairly well-known that snow globes are a no-go as a carry-on.

  3. barbell

    barbell Coach Coach

    It is.

    Not only that, but at every Disney park I've ever been to stateside (and I've been to them all, many times ;)), there are prominent signs directly in front of every.single snowglobe display that warns people they may not be carried through airport checkpoints. Maybe not so remarkable, and not really applicable in this case since it involves Disneyland in California. However, at MCO as host to travelers heading to Walt Disney World, the Disney Store in the terminal also has these signs.

    It seems to me that this mother is part of the endemic problem we face in the uphill TSA battle. She seems to be of the clueless majority whereby, so long as it happens to someone else, I have nothing to hide so what's the big deal, she didn't think it would be a big deal. Turns out that The Rules apply to her, too.
  4. DeafBlonde

    DeafBlonde Original Member

    But, but, but.... I thought that the TSA never "confiscates" items, they only ask you to "voluntarily surrender" prohibited items! Why is this sheeple-mom saying that they "confiscated" her little girl's snow-globe?? :confused:
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  5. Sunny Goth

    Sunny Goth Original Member Coach

    I guess I'm of two minds on this.

    From the article:

    Granted, the mom probably should have known that snow globes are a no no. They've been a no no for a long time (don't know how frequent a flyer she is, and don't know if notices were posted in her particular instance).

    The thing that's always struck me about the snow globe rule, and stated in the article - no globes of any size are allowed because TSA can't determine how much liquid is in them.

    Yet - they allow all the liquids you can fit into a baggie so long as they're not more than 3 oz each. Not all containers state how much liquid they contain, and yet they slide on through, no problem. So - given that, I should be able to take a tiny snow globe on board so long as it takes up only some small amount of space in my baggie.

    It's just another arbitrary rule that makes no sense at all, and makes even less sense when you tease it apart.

    P.S. Just for the record, I've never tried to take a snow globe on board carry on (nor would I even if they were allowed) ;)
  6. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    What, you expect a TSA monkey to know 4/3*pi*radius^3 * .554 = ounces?
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  7. FetePerfection

    FetePerfection Founding Member Coach

    You took the words right out of my mouth!

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