I´m sitting at the airport in dusseldorf at the moment, waiting for my flight back to munich. I´m on my way back from the Infect09 conference – but the infect09 will be the subject of another post!
Right now, I just gotta rant a little about dusseldorf airport!
First let me make clear, that as being a frequent flyer, I totally support every security check the flight industry is forcing upon us! But what just happened to me, is just pushing it a little too far…
The guy from the security check just confiscated my 110 gramm pot of Paul Mitchell hair wax, I carried along in my hand luggage (since I was travelling light with just a small carry-on). The tube itself was about 3/4 full, so let´s say, there was about 85 gramms of wax still in the pot. He told me, that I was only allowed to carry 100 gramms of that kind of stuff, and it doesn´t actually count, what´s left in the pot, since apparently the label on the pot (stating 110 gramms of content) determines wether I can take it onboard a plane (how stupid is that by itself??). I was pretty upset, since it´s a 40 dollar pot of hair wax, so I argued a little… then he told me, that I could either check it in (actually I would have loved to see the face of the check-in lady, if I would check in that pretty small pot…) OR – and now it´s gets ridiculous – can scratch out the wax out of the pot into a smaller pot, which I could get at the airport pharmacy. He told me, that since there´s not more then 100 gramms left, I could then bring it along in the smaller pot… WTF ?!?!?!?!?
So you´re telling me, that I could bring along the exact same amount of hair wax, if I would only scratch it out, and put it into a smaller pot… WTF ?!?!? Only because it´s says on the pot, that there used to be 110 gramms inside??? You really gotta be fucking kiddin´ me!!
Needless to say, that I travelled with that exact pot of hair wax for at least 10 flights so far, and never had anyone even saying a single word about it…
So again – don´t get me wrong – I support all kinds of security checks, since I wanna fly savely back home, and I couldn´t care less about having to dump a 40 dollar pot of hair wax… but this reasoning is just plain out ridiculous!!