Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/09/19

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Subject: RE: [Leica] Re: New aviation rules
From: "Rodgers, David" <>
Date: Wed, 19 Sep 2001 12:00:08 -0500


Don't assume that I don't work on an airplane when I travel. I do. And I
travel a great deal. I don't embrace the idea of checking my Leicas or my
laptop, both of which I always carry on board. But I think there are some
real benefits to the concept of eliminating all hand checked luggage. There
are workarounds to all the other things you mentioned. The think that popped
out in my mind the most was parents traveling with infants. Again, there are
solutions to all issues. I like to think solutions, not hold fast to
something that's failed.  

BTW, I think in your last line you really meant, "can't everyone adopt my


- -----Original Message-----
From: Adam Bridge []
Sent: Tuesday, September 18, 2001 4:34 PM
Subject: Re: [Leica] Re: New aviation rules

on 9/18/01 3:05 PM, Rodgers, David at thoughtfully

> I never liked checking bags, but I think this is a great idea. I'd buy
> it immediately. It would certainly make boarding and unboarding faster.
> Airlines are pretty good at handling luggage these days. Either that or
> been extremely lucky the past few years.

Oh boy - I think it's one of the most stupid ideas of the (young) century.

I work when I'm on the plane. No carry-on means no brief-case, no computer,
no work materials. Will I be allowed to carry on a novel? Women carry on


People can't make risk assesments at all it seems.

Do you think someone couldn't sneak a weapon in via their shoe? Shall we all
board naked? (I pity the people who'd have to see ME).

Can we get a sense of perspective.......PLEASE?????


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