Originally Posted by Hightower
After we landed in Madrid for my connecting flight I had to go though the security all again. Again I couldn't believe my luck as they missed it again. How lucky was I?
Not 'specially, I'm afraid. I had a bit of a dash to Lyon a couple of years back and was well checked over at Security - detector and pat-down. The guys in front of me took serious grief as they BOTH had artificial hip joints
. I arrived in Beune and when retiring, threw my jeans over a chair. There was a thud as my trusty lock-knife landed on the floor... oops!
I recall a couple of lads at Gatwick causing Mrs willk to almost miss her flight, searching her hand luggage for a "knife" that the x-ray was highlighting. After a 10 minute check, nothing was revealed. Maybe the hairbrush they thought....
BTW, deployment of a marine EPIRB/PLB on an aircraft would be noticed immediately by the skipper, as the 121.5 receiver would be squawking loud in the cockpit, I'd be doubtful about the satellite signal even exiting the airframe in any meaningful way...