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23/03/2019

Top 10: los objetos más extraños confiscados en aeropuertos

Redacción A21 / Jueves, 21 Febrero 2019 - 17:22

La Administración de Seguridad en el Transporte (TSA) de Estados Unidos, encargada de realizar chequeos a través de la red aeroportuaria de este país publicó una lista con los diez objetos más extraños que sus agentes confiscaron a lo largo de 2018. Y, créannos, es extraña.

10. Una hacha de hielo, descubierta en el Aeropuerto Internacional Chicago O’Hare.

9. Un arpón, descubierto en el Aeropuerto William P. Hobby de Houston. “A menos que seas Aquaman, no lo necesitas en tu vuelo. Y si, en efecto, eres Aquaman, ¡no necesitas el vuelo”.

8. Un guante de tijeras, descubierto en el Aeropuerto Internacional de Denver. ¿Como el de Edward Scissorhands?

7. Una serpiente, dentro del CPU de una computadora, descubierta en el Aeropuerto Internacional de Miami.

6. Un cuchillo escondido en la carreola de un bebé, en el Aeropuerto LaGuardia de Nueva York. ¿Chucky?

5. Una réplica de un explosivo, muy al estilo Coyote y marca A.C.M.E. En el aeropuerto de Chicago.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Even if not real, replica or inert explosives are not allowed, at all, in carry-on or checked bags. Never. Nay. Nope. Negatory. Yeah, no... … While the actual item here looks a bit Wile E. Coyote-ish, the X-ray image was far more realistic. ... When our officers spot a potential explosive on the X-ray monitor, they cannot just take the traveler’s word that the item is not real. A TSA Explosives Specialist or Police Department Bomb Squad must respond before the bag is ever opened. This can lead to costly evacuations, delays, and missed flights while explosives professionals determine whether the item is real or not. These types of items can lead to hefty fines and arrest. … This replica Improvised Explosive Device (IED) was in a traveler’s carry-on bag at the Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD). As a result, the checkpoint was closed for a total of 19 minutes before the Chicago Police Bomb Squad was able to respond and clear the item.

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4. Unas granadas vestidas con smokings. En el Aeropuerto Internacional de Newark. ¿Regalo de bodas?

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

We know it didn’t go down this way, but we’d like to imagine that the groom lobbed these inert well-dressed grenades over his shoulder to his groomsmen, just as bouquets are tossed to bridesmaids. We could see a conversation going something like this. … Chad: “I was so close to catching one, bruh.” … Randy: “Whatever, Chad! Close only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades. Oh wait…” … Randy & Chad: “Hahahahaha! Bruh…” … OK, back to the real world. These dapper inert grenades were wedding gifts for groomsmen. They were discovered in a checked bag at the Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR). … When our officers spot a potential explosive on the monitor, they cannot just open the bag and take a looksee to find out if it’s real or not. A TSA explosives specialist or a police department bomb squad must respond before the bag is ever opened. This can lead to costly evacuations, delays, and missed flights. These types of items can also lead to hefty fines and arrest. Contact your preferred shipper about your options, because they can’t travel via commercial aircraft. So even though they aren’t real, they can cause a lot of headaches.

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3. Unas tijeras gigantes, en el Aeropuerto Internacional de Nashville.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

If you think these scissors will cut your travel time through the checkpoint, you’ve got the wrong idea. ... Please don’t get snippy when our officers tell you that you can’t pack these ginormous ceremonial ribbon cutting scissors in your carry-on. ... These were discovered in a carry-on bag at the Nashville International Airport (BNA). And it wasn’t by “shear” luck that our officers discovered them. They’re huge. To paraphrase Douglas Adams, these scissors were big. Really big. You just won't believe how vastly, hugely, mind-bogglingly big they were. … However, scroll to the next picture and you’ll see a run of the mill regular pair of sewing scissors. These are allowed. At one point, all scissors were prohibited, but for the last 10-years or so, scissors have been permitted as long as they are no longer than 4-inches from the fulcrum. This picture is a screenshot of a tweet that was sent to our AskTSA team. … Speaking of the AskTSA team, have you ever wondered whether or not you can pack a certain item? If you're a regular follower of this account, I'm sure you can think of many situations where it would have behooved somebody to send us a picture first. Well, fret no more! Now you can do just that! … Simply snap a picture and tweet it to AskTSA (twitter.com/asktsa), or send it via Facebook Messenger (facebook.com/asktsa) and our team will get back to you promptly with an answer. … And that's not all! Contact the team about any TSA related issue or question you might have. They can even help you if you don’t see TSA Pre✓® on your boarding pass. … The team looks forward to answering your questions, 9am-7pm daily. #AskTSA #TSATravelTips #TSA … #PSA – While it’s ok to pack scissors, you should never, ever run with them.

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2. Un mortero. Sí, de esos que pones en un cañón, disparan y explotan. En el Aeropuerto Regional de Evansville.

1. Unos guantes con cuchillas incluidas, como Freddy Krueger. En el Aeropuerto Internacional Hartsfield-Jackson de Atlanta.

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