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Fri Jan 11, 2019, 10:25 AM

TSA & ATC Post: Why is it that the only time I catch a cold is when I fly somewhere [View all]

on an airline? I was gone for six days on a trip to California, and sure enough, as almost always happens, I was feeling the symptoms of a cold on my flight home. Yuck. Hacking and sneezing and coughing. It seems to happen almost every time I fly.

I am not amused.

On the other hand, I had an opportunity to thank several TSA employees for showing up for work despite not being paid, due to Donwald Trump's little temper tantrum. Security screening actually seemed somewhat more relaxed on this trip, and there were fewer TSA workers at the screenings in the MSP and LAX terminals.

In fact, I stupidly forgot that my pocket knife was in my jeans pocket on the trip out. I put it in my jacket pocket and sent it through the X-ray machine, figuring I'd lose yet another knife on the trip. Nope. The screener didn't see it, or ignored it. I put it in my checked bag on the way home.

I think that the longer this Trump Shutdown goes on, though, the more TSA people are going to stop coming to work. That could happen pretty soon now. I'd be a little concerned if I were planning another trip. Also, the ATC workers aren't being paid. If some of them don't show up, air traffic control could become a real issue down the road.

Way to go, Donwald! Way to go!

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