Author: Mitch K.
Date: 2003-03-31 22:25
Since I haven't flown anywhere since before September 11, 2001, I have no idea what to expect as far as airport security goes. Can anyone offer me any words of advice regarding what I can expect from the metal detector screeners or other airport personnel? Are we being forced to check clarinets? (I would hope that a clarinet would not be confused with a weapon [although, in the wrong hands it surely can be]--but with the state of music education in the U.S., nothing is impossible!)
And what about the equipment that we check; do we have to do anything special with reeds knives, etc.? Before 9-11-01 I flew with two reed knives, and set of screwdriver, and an 8-inch bastard file on me, but somehow I don't think that is à propos these days. What's the protocol?