Andrew Pollack's Blog

Technology, Family, Entertainment, Politics, and Random Noise

Now not flying today, but will be trying again on the 16th.

By Andrew Pollack on 08/14/2006 at 07:36 AM EDT

Arrival at the airport today was interesting. There are people milling about like cattle in the car parking structure as they cannot get into the terminal. The terminal is simply full. BA -- who has staffed the parking area with their own employees as BAA (the company who runs the airport) can't be bothered -- advised that in all liklihood they could simply not get me onto the plane today and have rebooked the next available which turns out to be Wednesday the 16th at 11am.

The good news, is the "Home Office" here in the UK has lifted the security requirements to a large degree. For reasons unclear to me however, BAA (not BA, but the company who runs the airport) has declared they won't implement the lower security until tomorrow. According to their spoksman, they are already quite backed up from the stringent security requirements and feel that the best way to speed up the process of catching up would be to continue those requirements until tomorrow at 4am.

I didn't quite follow that logic either, but they don't seem care a bit.

There are  - loading -  comments....

Not sure you want to fly on the 16th.....By Sean Burgess on 08/14/2006 at 10:52 AM EDT
Elvis died on August 16th. Not a good omen. ;-)

Yes, butBy Danny Lawrence on 08/14/2006 at 01:57 PM EDT
Elvis wasn't one of the (many) rock start who died in a pland crash (cf Buddy
Holly, Stevie Ray Vaughn and Ronnie VanZandt)
Stevie Ray didn't die in a plane crashBy Richard Schwartz on 08/14/2006 at 09:37 PM EDT
It was a helicopter
Elvis isn't dead...By Devin Olson on 08/14/2006 at 02:23 PM EDT
He's alive and well, fighting mummies at a retirement home in Texas.
I can't quite figure out the problem eitherBy Alan Bell on 08/15/2006 at 06:44 AM EDT
I would have thought that if everyone is checking in all their handbaggage then
there would be less to do at security control, therefore it should be faster.
They are apparently giving a higher percentage of people the rubber glove
treatment, and presumably selling lots more drinks and books airside.

Other Recent Stories...

  1. 01/28/2020Copyright Troll WarningThere's a copyright troll firm that has automated reverse-image searches and goes around looking for any posted images that they can make a quick copyright claim on. This is not quite a scam because it's technically legal, but it's run very much like a scam. This company works with a few "clients" that have vast repositories of copyrighted images. The trolls do a reverse web search on those images looking for hits. When they find one on a site that looks like someone they can scare, they work it like ...... 
  2. 03/26/2019Undestanding how OAUTH scopes will bring the concept of APPS to your Domino serverWhile a full description of OATH is way beyond what I can do in this quick blog entry, I wanted to talk a bit about how "SCOPES" interact with the already rich authorization model used by Domino. Thanks to the fantastic work by John Curtis and his team, the node.js integration with Domino is going to be getting a rich security model. What we know is that a user's authorizations will be respected through the node.js application to the Domino server -- including reader names, ACLs, Roles, and so on. The way ...... 
  3. 02/05/2019Toro Yard Equipment - Not really a premium brand as far as I am concernedDear Toro Customer Service, I arm writing about the following machine: Toro Power Max 1120 OXEModel:38654S/N:31000#### Specifically, bearing part #:63-3450 This is the part ($15 online / $25 at the local dealer) that caused me to raise my objections on-line. This piece of garbage is supposed to be a bearing. It carries the shaft which drives both stages of the auger. The shaft passes through the bearing (which is what bearings do) after the auger drive pulley as the shaft goes through the back (engine ...... 
  4. 10/08/2018Will you be at the NYC Launch Event for HCL Domino v10 -- Find me! 
  5. 09/04/2018With two big projects on hold, I suddenly find myself very available for new short and long term projects.  
  6. 07/13/2018Who is HCL and why is it a good thing that they are now the ones behind Notes and Domino? 
  7. 03/21/2018Domino Apps on IOS is a Game Changer. Quit holding back. 
  8. 02/15/2018Andrew’s Proposed Gun Laws 
  9. 05/05/2016Is the growing social-sourced economy the modern back door into socialism? 
  10. 04/20/2016Want to be whitelisted? Here are some sensible rules for web site advertising 
Click here for more articles.....

pen icon Comment Entry
Your Name
*Your Email
* Your email address is required, but not displayed.
Your thoughts....
Remember Me  

Please wait while your document is saved.