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View Poll Results: When traveling in the US, what percentage of the time are you gate searched?
Less than 6% 2 22.22%
6-20% 1 11.11%
41-60% 3 33.33%
61-85% 2 22.22%
More than 85% 1 11.11%
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Old 09-19-2002, 09:23 PM   #1
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How often are you searched?

About 50% here. It was >85% earlier, but I've managed to "fit in" well enough lately that I've really been bringing the stats down.
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Old 09-20-2002, 12:22 AM   #2
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I'd only been searched once prior, but on my last trip I got nailed on both my AUS->IAH and my IAH->RDU segments on the way out. I was a lot less cheerful and accomodating to the second set of Argenbright mouthbreathers.
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Old 09-20-2002, 02:52 PM   #3
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It seems to go in streaks. On my ewr-atl-iah-shv trip I got stopped every time (included the super-duper search of checked bags at ewr). But most of the time it's not nearly that extreme.
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Old 09-21-2002, 06:06 PM   #4
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Old 09-28-2002, 04:27 PM   #5
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I've never been searched while flying. The only time I have ever been searched was at the Canadian-US border in Niagara Falls. They pulled my car into one of those sheds, put my friend and I in a holding tank, ripped my car apart, questioned us extensively, then let us go, only after we had to put the car back together!
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Old 10-02-2002, 12:57 PM   #6
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Airport Security

I've been searched only once so far and made a big impression with the airport security. Before heading out on my trip, I noticed that my sneakers were beginning to stink a little so I put some Dr. Scholl's Odor Destroyers deodorant powder in them. When I got searched and was asked to take my shoes off, the security guard's eyes lit when he saw the white residue on my socks... thinking I had something on me.
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Old 12-29-2002, 10:13 PM   #7
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Okay even as an employee. I took a day trip from dfw to sat then return hou to dfw. Long day but I got checked both outbound and return. What a day.
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Old 09-23-2007, 08:41 AM   #8
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I have never been searched on any trip I have been on, guess I look trustworthy lol. Though my brother has been 2 6 diffrent countries and been searched everytime, wierd.
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Old 04-11-2008, 05:36 PM   #9
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I get searched everytime I travel. They don't search me but my bags. I never have anything but clothes and maybe souiveners. They never check my mother's stuff. Maybe once because she had a box that appeared black under the scanner. I just expect to be searched at the airport when I go. Next time I travel...I'll just have clothing and see what happens.
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Old 04-22-2008, 08:44 AM   #10
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Last time I got searched was 4 years ago, traveling from PA to Ohio. Shortest flight I have ever taken, and I get searched. Go figure!
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Old 07-06-2008, 04:38 AM   #11
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I rarely get searched aside from the usual checks. I know a friend who has a lot of tattoos that get searched a lot more, much to his displeasure.
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Old 10-06-2008, 05:04 AM   #12
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It's 50% for me. I usually search for some places I love to visit...
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