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I have Comcast and Optimum online in my two homes and  when I drive
from to the other, I take the modem with me and just plugi it in. This
year I am flying and I wonder what will happen if I put the cable mode
in my luggage. What with the security checks I wouldn't be surprised
if it were confiscated.

Any experiences?




Lenster

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Don't be so paranoid.

I've flown cross country and to USVI with a mobile phone, PDA and
adapter cable, GPS receiver, suction cup windshield mount, cigarette
lighter plug, and wall power adapter in my carry-on, and it never gets a
second glance. About 8 pounds of wire, plastic,and batteries.
My laptop case gets packed with PCMCIA ethernet and
wireless cards, 6' of CAT5 cable, a mini-USB hub, an AC and a DC
power adapter.  The laptop gets a wipe down for the explosives sniffer,
or a power-on check, and that's it.

If checked luggage is opened, and it's clear what a device is, and it's
not restricted, at MOST it will get a wipe-down for the sniffer, or an
x-ray, to make sure it doesn't contain explosives.  The biggest headache
for the TSA is people who insist on wrapping gifts, then checking them.
TSA will open the wrapping.

--Gene





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My wife is a baggage claims supervisor for a major airline and these are
how they explain it to folks.

ALL luggage is searched. So checked luggage must unlocked during the
entire journey. The airline have a disclaimer that they are NOT
responsible for any electronic devices (plus a lot of other things) so
if it goes missing you're out of luck.

So put it in your carry on and make sure it gets there.

Ditto diapers, life sustaining meds, baby food, that priceless family
jewelry, the $2000 camera, etc... You'd wouldn't believe...


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How to they handle luggage with hand guns in it.  A hand gun must be in your
luggage that is checked in, not carried on.  Do they lock it after they
check it?

Bill Crocker


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I think for guns you have to make special arrangements and have
paperwork to go with it.

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I should probably call them, and get an update on the proper procedure
before making a scene!  It used to be, you would just walk up to the luggage
check-in counter, and tell them.  It had to be unloaded of course, and in a
locked box.  You would show it to them, they would check your registration,
and that was it.  I know it's still legal to do so, but they may handle
things differently these days.

Thanks,
Bill



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Box it up, and send it by FedEx, UPS, DHL or Parcel Post.

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If it's valuable, you can't carry it on or you can live without it, this
is always best. The airlines are not in the consumer freight business.

Just an FYI. Those bar codes they put on checked baggage are just to
show from the to. There is NO tracking information on those tags. If you
luggage turns up missing the system is designed such that when someone
finds it they enter it into the system and a match to a missing bag
report is attempted. I repeat there is no "tracking" like Fed Ex gives you.


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| I have Comcast and Optimum online in my two homes and  when I drive
| from to the other, I take the modem with me and just plugi it in. This
| year I am flying and I wonder what will happen if I put the cable mode
| in my luggage. What with the security checks I wouldn't be surprised
| if it were confiscated.
|
| Any experiences?
|
| Lenster
|
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Before 9/11 and nitrogen trace swabbing, you had to plug in most
electronic devices and "show them working".

These days the rules of what you can and can't do and how to do it
changes every 6 to 12 months. Asking is a VERY good thing to prevent
unpleasant surprises at the airport or worse, the destination.


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On Tue, 26 Jul 2005 16:30:01 -0400, David Ross

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Thank you for understanding that my questiion was not entirely stupid!
Lenster

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By the way...  You cannot carry on DVD's of the following movies: "Istar",
"Waterworld", "Gigli", "The Adventures of Pluto Nash" and "Dude, Where's My
Car", among others. If you're bringing a cable set-top box with DVR you
might need to demonstrate that those movies aren't recorded.

The rules change frequently.

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Warren H.

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employer, my friends, nor (as she often tells me) my wife.
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coincidental. No animals were hurt in the writing of this
response -- unless you count my dog who desperately wants
to go outside now.
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What about "Howard the Duck?"

-Gary

P.S.  Another name for "Waterworld" is "Fishtar."




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We can all joke here but if you're smart you'll never ever joke about
luggage, carry ons, etc... to anyone at an airport. It can really ruin
your day to spend it in detention while it is verified that you really
were joking. And after that the least of you hassles might be that
you'll now likely be on the TSA watch list.


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The OP asked about taking a cable modem in carry on baggage for domestic
travel.  In my experience, there is no problem carrying electronics onboard.
In addition to the typical array of computer, cell phone, pager, PDA,
chargers and cables; I've taken circuit boards, emulators and wire wrap
tools.  The wire wrap tool once got a call to the supervisor, but he decided
it was okay since it didn't have a blade.

-Gary




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