Author Topic: Ink on SDCC programs caused flight checked baggage issues on Southwest  (Read 1044 times)

Offline mark

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That's really strange.  I flew Southwest, but used self-service and never saw the signs.  Guides were in my luggage, but looks like everything made it through ok.  Odd.

Same. I was actually surprised that there were no little notes saying that our bags had been opened up and inspected.

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The counter person told me it was the ink.  Ah...but what about the ink? I am intrigued.

Ink is just particles in a suspension.  Inorganic inks can use metals.  It can be that some of those metals look like substances that they are on the alert for.  Or maybe even a circuit for a device.

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Ink is just particles in a suspension.  Inorganic inks can use metals.  It can be that some of those metals look like substances that they are on the alert for.  Or maybe even a circuit for a device.

Nice... a circuit for a device.  I spy. :blank:

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Similar- When I was at BookExpo I got an 800-page ARC. I'm local so I didn't have issues, but basically everyone who got it had issues with security because of this massive 800-page book in their luggage. So it may be something like that?
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Similar- When I was at BookExpo I got an 800-page ARC. I'm local so I didn't have issues, but basically everyone who got it had issues with security because of this massive 800-page book in their luggage. So it may be something like that?

Good point. iirc the issue with international travelers last year was something like that, lots of people with stacks of books.

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Didn’t fly Southwest but I’m an international attendee. I had 2 thick comics, plus the SDCC souvenir book, quick guide, and the programs guide in my check in luggage. Had no issues and no one opened my bag. I didn’t stack all of them together though, had them separated in different parts of my luggage because experience taught me to never concentrate all the heavy weight on one section of the bag.