scribbles tagged ‘flying’

the i-check in version

Thursday, October 27th, 2011 | tags: , , ,  |

wendy: Can I take this on as hand luggage, it feels a bit heavy?
airport check-in specialist (ACS): Can you lift it?

I demonstrate that I can lift it

ACS: Yep, there’s no weight restriction on  hand luggage, just size and I can see that’s the right size

Result! A 7 day vacation and all I’m carrying is hand-luggage!

Later I checked the information provided by the airline, there is a weight restriction. I preferred this ACS’s flexible, cheerful attitude towards his role.

the i-check in version
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Advanced parole

Monday, November 26th, 2007 | tags: ,  |

After looking for a place to live in Reading I returned to the US to wrap-up the move.   On British Airways while completing an immigration form, I94

Air staff:   do you have a visa

Wendy: I have an advanced parole

Air staff: are you a criminal?

Wendy:   Advanced parole is the US document used as a Visa when you have almost got a greencard

Air staff: I’ve never heard of that before

I like the way that British staff happily display their lack of knowledge.  

Advanced parole
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