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First Day in Chicago

November 14, 2008 Leave a comment

We flew United to Chicago today. At SeaTac’s North Terminal, there were at least 2 dozen security people milling around while we were waiting to board. Some were TSA staff, some were Homeland Security Police. We have no idea what they were doing. Passengers waiting to board were pulled aside for special additional screening, including thorough searches of their carry-ons and wanding of their bodies. One was a tall, young man with a shaved ahead; another a fortyish woman who did not look threatening in any imaginable sense. We went down the jetway with her and she was stunned, having seen nothing like that earlier this week flying through National in DC.

Then we were off, on time all the way. Read more…

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