Unwelcome Excitement

My travel from Nebraska was not boring.

At the Omaha airport, my sugar substitute tripped the security machine and triggered a full search of my bag and a pat-down. They confiscated the sweetener. Sheesh!

I had a non-stop flight from Omaha to LA. Non-stop turbulence, that is. It wasn’t the worst bumpiness that I’ve experienced, but it was almost constant.

Announcements from the captain that the flight crew should be seated, and that we would be experiencing “significant turbulence” didn’t help matters.

By the time we landed, my jaw hurt from clenching, and I was exhausted from all the anxiety. I was so glad to be on the ground.

As we deplaned, they were making announcements to the people waiting to get onto our plane for the next flight. They said that everyone should use the bathroom before getting on the plane, because there might not be an opportunity to stand because of severe turbulence. I felt sorry for them.

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3 Responses to Unwelcome Excitement

  1. Lauren says:

    Oh, dear. How unpleasant on all counts. I am so mad that they confiscated the sweetener! (Mad about the pat-down, too, so pretty ticked about the whole thing.) Some TSA agent is going to have some coffee that is only sweetened 70%.

    I am so sorry about the turbulence. This good story came from a very unhappy time. 🙁 At least you have a couple of days to relax, yes?

  2. Kristi says:

    How does a sugar sweetener thing make the security camera go crazy? That’s insane. So sorry you had an eventful flight home.

  3. Debbie says:

    You can’t have sugar? What? And a bumpy ride on top of that? I hate that too, really unnerving….. that’s where the wine comes in. Guess you would have had to have your own since nobody could get up? Now you know for next time!

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