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Re: [IP] Airports

I know the trick!  I purchased for my husband a Valentines and Birthday
present that he absolutely loves.....Private Pilot lessons!!  Now he can fly
us anywhere we want without the hassle of security etc.  (I didn't get it
for him because of my diabetes...hee,hee) but it sure is nicer this way!

>     I had to fly, about a week ago.  We took American airlines.  We had
> told that the pump would be no problem, it would be treated as another
> device just as someone who was on oxygen or something.  They said that if
> set off the metal detector they would just over ride it and let me on
> Well, after hearing from a friend (with my same pump) flying by way of the
> same airline and airport that it didn't even set off the alarm, needless
> say, I wasn't the least bit worried.  Mine did set it off, and they pulled
> over.  I had to have all my luggage gone through.   EVERYTHING!!!  The
> all the pockets of ALL my clothes and every last thing.  They weren't very
> nice about putting it back, either.  They had all kinds of ideas about
what my
> pump might be.  Something to monitor my vitals as the plane that I was
> to hi-jack went down...  ALL KINDS of crazy stories.  And they wouldn't
let my
> parents talk!  They wanted ME to explain it all.  I tried every *kind* way
> explaining it that I knew how.  They didn't get it.  Finally, I said "Look
> here, dude!  I have diabetes.  This thing here is my LIFE SUPPORT!!!  You
> can't take it away from me or else I die!!!"  I think it was about then
> they got the picture.  I just thought it was some nerve.  I first tried
> explaining that since diabetics have to take insulin, this pump gave it to
> rather then shots.  They (the security) said they had never heard of it so
> must be lying.  I was quite annoyed and very taken aback.
>     Has anyone else had any problems flying?  I just couldn't believe the
> nerve of some of those people.....
> *Lattany*
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