Monday, December 28, 2009

On the Horns of a Dilemma

Surely this will have to be rethought in light of new airline terrorism fears. From the L.A. Times:
In response to numerous complaints and feedback received, United Airlines has changed its policy of not allowing antlers to be checked as baggage and will now accept them, with some restrictions.
The new policy will allow passengers to check one set of antlers or animal horns per ticketed customer, at a cost of $175. There are certain linear dimension restrictions that must be met, and the antler tips and skull must be wrapped and properly protected.

United had implemented the ban because of the damage antler and horn tips were causing to the cargo section of aircraft as well as to other passenger luggage. However, this left some hunters who flew the airline to other states or countries to hunt unable to transport their trophy racks back home...
The 9/11 attackers were able to pull off their feat using mundane box cutters. Can you imagine what the virgin-seekers could do if they got their hands on a big rack (of antlers, that is)?

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