dean Posted August 1, 2013 Report Share Posted August 1, 2013 My wife likes her thai spices, enough that she and her mother gave me 10 packets the size of bricks to bring back the the U.S. on Weds. Because of the weight, I put them in my carry on. Going through security in CM was no problem. However, in Bangkok, they wanted to look in my carry on. Of the 10 packets, the security person was concerned about 4 of the packages (all the same dark red/brown spice). He kept saying liquid, even though it wasn't. Maybe, he meant liquid explosive. I knew I wasn't going to win an argument with him, so rather than throw them away (I still had 3 hours to take off), I took them back to check in and tried to get my check bag back. Delta had no desire to accommodate me but did offer to box the spices and told me the Post Office was open 24 hours and I could mail them back to my wife in CM (to take in a checked bag when she leaves a week from Friday). As long as I'm on a rant, I would like to mention that this was the first time that I was searched and had my carry on bag opened 3 times at any 1 airport. When I went through security again, the same person that checked the bag the first time wanted to open it again. At the gate, they were checking about every other bag. Of course, they checked mine. And, I got it checked again at Narita. At Atlanta, I put the remaining spices in my checked bag and, surprise, they didn't check me going through security. As of now, I have enough cloths at my house in CM that, next time, I may forgo any bags and just show up at the airport in Kansas City with my passport and boarding passes and wallet (and no cloths). It should make the airline and security happy. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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