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Re: [IP] Pump traveling hints?



Could be but items as ordinary as keys, change, and even metal pens will
sometimes set those things off (i've even had the zipper on a jacket cause it
to go off).  Pumps aren't special in that respect.

email @ redacted wrote:

> In a message dated 05/14/1999 8:12:08 AM Central Daylight Time,
> email @ redacted writes:
>
> << I got stopped in Seattle -- I don't use a case, but I had the pump in a
>  pocket, and the guard asked me what it was. I pulled it out, and he
>  gestured toward the tray. I told him it was connected (I don't want to
>  disconnect it and put it in the dirty tray!), so he had one of the
>  female guards wave me with a wand. I told them what it was, and they let
>  me pass -- didn't take more than 5 minutes, and gave them something to
>  do!!! >>
>
> There have been times when a 5 minute delay would mean that I missed the
> plane!
>
> A few years ago I set an alarm off.  When I explained to the woman that I
> wore an insulin pump she said that she had been told to hand search people
> with pumps that their wands could cause problems.  She worked the
> international terminal in Chicago and said that their equipment was a bit
> more powerful than for the domestic flights and thus the pump may have
> triggered the alarm.
>
> I've always wondered if what she said about the wands is true.
>
> Marilyn
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