Saturday, 07 May, 2005
Flying to San Francisco
Saturday early morning just might be the best time to catch a flight. The America West ticket counter was almost deserted when I arrived at 5:10 this morning. It took me about 30 seconds to check my bag and get my . I got selected for "additional screening," meaning that I got to participate in a little training exercise for the TSA staff. They gave me a card that I had to carry through and set off the metal detector. Then they ushered me over to the pat down area where a too-chipper young TSA employee (I hesitate to call these folks security officers) went through the routine of wanding me, giving me the pat down, and going through my carry on. I was surprised that he didn't look everywhere. All he did was run the nitrate test and check that the laptop was real. Five minutes and I was done.
Somehow I managed to lose the rest of this entry. I'll have to reconstruct it.